August 31, 2018 / 1:00 AM / 5 months ago

Bayer, J&J cleared of liability in latest Xarelto trial

A Pennsylvania jury on Thursday found for Bayer AG and Johnson & Johnson in a case alleging their blood thinner Xarelto caused a man’s excessive internal bleeding, handing defense attorneys another win in massive litigation over the blockbuster drug.

The jury at Philadelphia’s Court of Common Pleas reached the verdict after a nearly four-week trial in the case of 63-year-old New Jersey resident Kevin Cooney, who claimed Bayer and J&J failed to adequately warn that Xarelto could cause excessive bleeding.

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