Xarelto Patient Says Jury Can Decide Claims

Law360, New York (August 17, 2017, 8:54 PM EDT) -- A woman claiming that the blood thinner Xarelto caused gastrointestinal bleeding that required her hospitalization told a Louisiana federal judge on Thursday that Johnson & Johnson unit Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc. can’t put an end to her bellwether trial.

Responding to the drug companies’ motion for judgment of law, plaintiff Dora Mingo said they hadn’t shown that the jury doesn’t have a legally sufficient basis of evidence to decide in her favor. She said she showed evidence at trial that establishes that Xarelto is unreasonably dangerous because Janssen and Bayer didn’t adequately instruct physicians, including her own,...

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