Few lawsuits go to trial, so it’s understandable that people who have taken Xarelto and suffered serious adverse side effects such as uncontrollable internal bleeding will be curious about the amount of compensation one might get from a Xarelto settlement.
For some products that have caused users injuries, manufacturers have offered to settle all claims for a comprehensive amount, promising each claimant a base award subject to variations based on the claimant’s specific circumstances.
As of now, the manufacturers of Xarelto have not offered to settle outstanding Xarelto lawsuits, but if enough plaintiffs come forward, a mass settlement offer might be made in the future. Individual plaintiffs might receive settlement offers anyway, so it’s worth knowing the types of compensation that would be involved.
Settlement Compensation Based on Two Types of Claims
The amount of compensation from a Xarelto settlement ought to equal what a plaintiff would obtain from a successful lawsuit. In a lawsuit, a plaintiff can claim two types of damages, economic and non-economic.
Economic damages are any kind of injury that can be quantified monetarily. The most common examples are medical expenses and lost earnings. These can be easily proven in court by producing receipts or other accounting documents demonstrating that the plaintiff paid the money he or she did and is therefore entitled to reimbursement by the defendant. Nearly all product liability lawsuits involve economic damages.
Non-economic damages cannot be so easily quantified even though the plaintiff might have suffered them. Examples include pain and suffering and loss of spousal companionship. Although they can’t be proven with receipts, they can be demonstrated with expert testimony.
How Can a Lawsuit Help Me?
If you took Xarelto and suffered an injury, the only way to obtain a settlement is by filing suit in court. After that, whether a settlement will come about depends on the merits of your case and the number of other cases the drug-maker faces. However, one thing you can do to maximize your chances of obtaining a fair settlement or lawsuit outcomes is hire a Xarelto lawyer from the Rottenstein Law Group. For a free, confidential legal consultation, call 1-800-624-9566 or click on this link.
Read about Settlements: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Settlement_(litigation)