Legal Representation for Victims of Xarelto Side Effects
Xarelto is a prescription drug designed to reduce risk of blood clots and strokes. Xarelto is prescribed to people with atrial fibrillation, an irregular heart rate that causes poor blood flow to the body. It’s also regularly prescribed to treat deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, and to prevent blood clots in the legs and lungs after knee and hip replacement surgeries.
While Xarelto can be an effective drug for some patients, it can be deadly for others. Because it’s a blood thinner, Xarelto is known to cause serious bleeding issues. When blood doesn’t clot, internal hemorrhaging is a risk.
If you or a loved one has experienced health issues after taking Xarelto, the pharmaceutical litigation attorneys at Farah & Farah can help. You need someone to fight for your legal rights and options. Call us at 877-245-6707.
Bleeding is common for anticoagulant medications like Xarelto, but it is a particularly dangerous blood thinner because there’s no known way to reverse the blood-thinning effects. In the event of an emergency, patients taking Xarelto can experience irreversible bleeding issues. Some victims of this dangerous drug have experienced life-threatening internal and gastrointestinal hemorrhaging.
Bayer and Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. are currently facing several lawsuits relating to Xarelto’s serious side effects. These claims say the drug isn’t only dangerous, but also defective. According to current lawsuits, Xarelto is different from other anticoagulants because the blood thinning effects of other anticoagulants can be reversed by vitamin K. But, this isn’t possible with Xarelto. Many of the lawsuits also allege that:
- Drug manufacturers marketed Xarelto as superior to other anticoagulants, despite higher rates of serious complications like GI tract bleeding and transfusions
- Manufacturers are still marketing Xarelto as safe
- Medical professionals weren’t informed of how to handle Xarelto’s bleeding complications
- Patients weren’t informed of the dangers of the drug either
- Xarelto is linked to a serious bleeding complications, including excessive blood loss, hemorrhaging, stomach bleeding, eye bleeding, wound infections, and gastrointestinal bleeding
Protecting Your Rights
If you have been prescribed Xarelto, it’s important to discuss your options with your doctor and determine if you need to pursue another kind of treatment. If you’re dealing with bleeding issues after taking Xarelto, you need to contact a pharmaceutical litigation attorney right away.
You may be able to hold the manufacturer accountable for damages including:
- Medical expense
- Lost income
- Cost of unnecessary treatment or hospitalization
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
If your loved one has died while taking Xarelto, you may be able to pursue compensation by filing a wrongful death lawsuit.
Drug companies are responsible for their products. Manufacturers need to make sure their drugs are safe. Manufacturers must inform the public when their drugs cause harm or have the potential to cause serious harm. Manufacturers who fail to live up to these responsibilities can be held accountable for their wrongdoing.
Get an attorney on your side. Please contact a Xarelto lawyer at Farah & Farah at 877-245-6707 for a free, comprehensive and confidential consultation.