Xarelto, the number one prescribed blood thinner in America, is facing numerous lawsuits after its side effects caused irreversible bleedings, stroke, and death. The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) classified Bayer’s controversial medication as one of the most dangerous drugs available on the market. Approved in 2011, Xarelto (rivaroxaban) is one of the newest blood thinners on the market and is manufactured by Bayer and marketed in the U.S. by Johnson & Johnson’s subsidiary, Janssen Pharmaceuticals. Xarelto brought in over $2 billion for J&J in 2016 alone, according to the company’s annual report. The most dangerous side effect for people who take Xarelto is internal bleeding. The drug does not have an antidote and we are aiding Xarelto users file lawsuits because they were not adequately warned about the medication’s risk. Lawsuits include, but are not limited to, personal injury and wrongful death suits after loved ones died from uncontrollable Xarelto bleeding.
Xarelto is part of a wave of new blood thinning drugs that hit the market in recent years. These drugs were designed as an alternative to Warfarin, an established blood-thinning drug that has been in use since the 1950s. One of Xarelto’s direct competitors is Pradaxa, another new blood-thinner manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim. Xarelto, Pradaxa, and similar drugs have become the subject of growing controversy and a rising number of lawsuits.
Xarelto was initially approved for patients recovering from knee and hip replacement surgery. These recoveries involve a risk of developing blood clots in the legs, known as deep vein thrombosis. Since then, Xarelto’s approved uses have grown. Patients with an irregular heartbeat (atrial fibrillation) take Xarelto to reduce their risk of stroke. Patients who develop blood clots in the lungs (pulmonary embolism) can also be treated with Xarelto. Doctors may prescribe it for other uses as well.
Using Xarelto medication may require a patient to view trouble from two angles. Initially, if you are prescribed blood thinners, there is usually an underlying problem requiring them. Those problems include an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, deep vein thrombosis, and/or pulmonary embolism. So most patients taking drugs like Xarelto are already susceptible to serious health problems.
Secondly, an increased risk of bleeding related injuries have been linked to blood-thinning medications. Common reported bleeding injuries are gastrointestinal bleeding and severe hemorrhaging. Problems can also occur during surgery or after an accident that results in uncontrollable bleeding. As a result, patients risk suffering from the underlying condition that caused them to take the blood-thinners in the first place.
These complications have occurred far too often and deserve further review. The most commonly reported injuries are pulmonary embolisms and deep vein thrombosis. Strokes and heart attacks are also commonly reported. Gastrointestinal bleeding, severe hemorrhaging, and other bleeding problems are also commonly reported bleeding injuries. It is Estimated that thousands of patients have been hospitalized and hundreds of patients have died.
Xarelto Lawsuit Info
Xarelto has made millions by selling this blood thinner. Nevertheless, this drug is very dangerous, because it may cause uncontrollable bleedings that cannot be stopped because there is no antidote available to reverse its effects. As a result, many patients who suffered bleeding-related injuries, strokes, pulmonary embolisms, deep vein thrombosis, and heart attacks have sued the manufacture pharmaceutical companies. These companies included Bayer, Johnson & Johnsons, and Janssen Pharmaceuticals. Notably, neither Bayer nor J&J, ever properly warned patients about the medication’s risks and complications. The manufacturers of other, similar blood-thinning drugs face similar lawsuits. Thousands have filed Pradaxa lawsuits against Boehringer Ingelheim. These lawsuits are quite similar and more numerous, and may provide an early glimpse of the future of Xarelto lawsuits.
Victim’s main reasons for filing suit include negligence and failure to warn. The absence of an adequate warning label displaying its complications prevented doctors from adequately understanding the actual problems linked to this drug. Patients who changed from older (and arguably safer) blood thinning drugs to this one, should now be scared. Specifically, just the simplest trauma (a bump or fall) may cause a potentially fatal uncontrollable bleeding. According to numerous claims, the pharmaceutical companies only focused on the drug’s safety and benefits, and never properly explained its possible dangers, like the lack of an adequate reversal agent.
While people file lawsuits for many reasons, the main reason is to recover money for injuries. Xarelto injuries may require long hospitalization, extremely long-term health care costs, and substantial time away from work. We may shift the burden of these costs to the drug manufactures via Product liability lawsuits. This may be the difference between financial hardship and making ends meet for you and your family.
Unfortunately, hundreds of Xarelto patients have died. When someone dies through the fault of another, his or her surviving family members can often file a wrongful death lawsuit. A wrongful death lawsuit can recover compensation for medical expenses, funeral costs, lost income, lost support, lost companionship, and other damages. We understand no lawsuit can replace the loss of a loved one. But they can help surviving spouses and children avoid financial difficulties.
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If you or a loved one suffered bleeding injuries after taking Xarelto and your wondering What Do You Do Now? You may be entitled to money for your injuries. Our Xarelto attorney’s evaluate these cases thoroughly and look at every possible angle and every potential party that may share in the blame. The sooner we start our investigation, the sooner we can preserve information and evidence before it is no longer available or your claim can no longer be pursued. Every second is important. Click or call today for your free consultation, 713- WHAT-NOW / 713-942-8669.
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