Jury orders Bayer, J&J to pay $28 million in Xarelto lawsuit

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(Reuters) - A Philadelphia state court jury on Tuesday ordered Bayer AG and Johnson & Johnson to pay $27.8 million to an Indiana couple over the drugmakers’ failure to warn of internal bleeding risks by its blockbuster drug Xarelto.

FILE PHOTO - The logo of Bayer AG is pictured at the Bayer Healthcare subgroup production plant in Wuppertal February 24, 2014. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender/File Photo

The jury slapped the companies, which jointly developed the blood thinner, with $1.8 million in compensatory and $26 million in punitive damages, according to the couple’s lawyer.

The verdict marks the first trial loss in litigation over Xarelto. Bayer and J&J have won three previous cases in federal court.

(This version of the story corrects headline to $28 million instead of $29 million, corrects paragraph 2 to $1.8 million compensatory and $26 million punitive instead of $26 million compensatory and $1.8 million punitive)

Reporting by Anthony Lin; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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