Two men who lost bellwether trials blaming the blood thinner Xarelto for uncontrolled bleeding events told a Louisiana federal court that they are appealing some orders and the final judgments to the Fifth Circuit. Plaintiffs Jospeh Boudreaux and Joseph Orr, both of whom had sued Xarelto makers Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Bayer, filed notices of appeal on a collective nine court decisions, including requests for new trials. Both plaintiffs are appealing an April 13 order in which Judge Eldon E. Fallon rejected their attempts to stop speculative testimony and opinions by the drug companies’ expert. A total of ... Read More
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