BLLEVILLE — A woman claims she suffered life-threatening damages from Xarelto. 

Pamela Slark filed a suit against Janssen Research & Development, LLC, formerly known as Johnson and Johnson Pharmaceutical Research and Development LLC, Janseen Ortho, LLC, Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc, formerly known as Janssen Pharmaceutica Inc, formerly known as Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc, Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Inc, Bayer Pharma AG, Bayer COrporation, Bayer Healthcare LLC, Bayer Healthcare AG and Bayer AG in the St. Clair County Circuit Court on September 1.


According to the complaint, the defendants were the creators of a drug, Xarelto, which was designed as an oral anticoagulant treatment. The suit states that the defendants were generous with their praise of the drug, and were warned by the FDA not to over-promote the drug, stating that their ads were false and misleading.

The suit states that the plaintiff was prescribed Xarelto without being properly warned about the dangerous side effects that could occur.

As a result, the plaintiff claims she suffered major life-threatening damages from taking the drug without proper warnings.

The defendant is accused of false advertising, product liability, infliction of emotional distress, fraud, negligence and negligent misrepresentation

The plaintiff is seeking an unspecified amount in damages. She is represented by John J. Driscoll.


St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 16-L-479.

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