Turn on any TV or radio station in the San Antonio area and you will quite possibly be subjected to commercials touting the qualities of various prescription drugs. Pharmaceutical companies invest huge sums of money in marketing campaigns aimed at getting their products into the hands of consumers. Because of these campaigns, the companies have a legal obligation to ensure all claims made in their advertisements are accurate. They also must take measures to safeguard against putting any defective drugs out for public consumption.
At present, the drug company responsible for the blood thinner Xarelto is contending with a lawsuit brought by the niece of a woman who used their product. The woman is claiming that her aunt was killed due to her use of the drug. Named as defendants in the suit are Bayer Corp. and Janssen Research & Development.