The Louisiana Record May 5, 2016, 8:51pm


NEW ORLEANS – A daughter alleges that a deceased Ohio man suffered injuries as a result of taking Xarelto.

Michelle Clark, on behalf of Clarence Mason, deceased, filed a complaint on April 8 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Jansen Research & Development LLC, Jansen Ortho LLC, Jansen Pharmaceuticals Inc., Johnson & Johnson Co., Bayer Pharma AG, Bayer Corp., Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Inc., Bayer Healthcare AG and Bayer AG citing alleged fraud, breach of warranty, design defect, failure to warn, negligent misrepresentation and wrongful death.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that between Dec. 26, 2013 and August 2014, decedent Clarence Mason ingested the pharmaceutical drug Xarelto and as a direct result he suffered gastrointestinal bleeding on April 9, 2014. As a direct and proximate result of his use of Xarelto, decedent Mason allegedly suffered bodily injury resulting in pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, mental anguish, loss of capacity of the enjoyment of life, hospitalization, medical and nursing treatment expenses, loss of earnings, loss of ability to earn, death and funeral expenses.

The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because the defendants allegedly designed, researched, manufactured, tested, advertised, promoted, marketed distributed and sold Xarelto; failed to properly investigate, research, study and define, fully and adequately, the safety profile of Xarelto; failed to adequately test Xarelto; failed to provide adequate warnings; failed to disclose the need for dose adjustments; and failed to provide adequate instructions.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensation for all damages, prejudgment and post-judgment interest, reasonable attorney fees, legal costs and any further relief the court may deem just and proper. She is represented by Michelle Marvel of Bartimus, Frickleton & Robertson PC in Leawood, Kansas and Bradley D. Honnold and Kirk J. Goza of Goza & Honnold LLC in Leawood, Kansas.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:16-cv-02913

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