No signs of settlements in the ongoing Xarelto Litigation, currently underway in the Eastern District of Louisiana, leads U. S. District Judge Eldon Fallon to order two separate waves of lawsuits, each comprising 600 cases totaling to 1,200 lawsuits to be prepared for trial. These additional cases will go through case-specific discovery. The first wave requires the plaintiffs and defendants to pick their 200 cases each until April 16, 2018, and the court will make its random selections on April 30. Similarly, for the second wave, August 16 is set for the plaintiffs and defendants to submit their pick of cases to undergo a discovery process and August 30 for the court to make its random selections.
Bayer and Johnson & Johnson's Janssen division are facing more than 18,000 cases nationwide wherein each allegation points that users and the medical community were not adequately warned about the risk of uncontrollable bleeding on Xarelto.