The most serious potential injury caused by Xarelto is internal bleeding – a life-threatening condition that can be fatal.
What is Xarelto?
Xarelto (rivaroxaban) is a prescribed blood thinner drug that has been commonly used to reduce the risk of blood clots for patients who have recently had knee or hip replacement surgeries or to reduce the risk of stroke and prevent patients suffering from atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat), as well as for general treatment of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) ( blood clots deep within the body) and pulmonary embolism (blood clot in the lungs).
Xarelto belongs to a type of oral anticoagulant that is prescribed in one uniform pill dose and is developed by Bayer and Johnson & Johnson’s New Jersey-based unit, Janssen Pharmaceuticals.
According to the manufacturer’s claims the drug Xarelto requires little patient monitoring, blood tests, and the dosage level is standard for virtually all users.
The Xarelto lawsuits claim that Xarelto can cause irreversible internal bleeding and that a substitute medication was just as effective at reducing blood clots but without the life-threatening danger of excessive blood loss. Currently, there is no known cure to reverse the type of blood loss caused by Xarelto.
The lawsuits also claim manufacturers of Xarelto failed to provide physicians with clear guidance to determine if a patient was qualified to take Xarelto and whether the patient should stop taking it.
Xarelto can cause uncontrollable bleeding
The lawsuit argues:
- Janssen and Bayer failed to properly test the medication and to warn of the potential for uncontrolled bleeding.
- Janssen and Bayer falsely promoted Xarelto as not needing monitoring to determine a patient’s suitability for the drug.
Dangerous Drug – Xarelto
There has not been a recall of Xarelto related to internal bleeding. However, the FDA has issued several warnings regarding the dangers of the drug.
If you have suffered a bleed while prescribed Xarelto, call us today.
Lawsuits are being filed on behalf of patients who have been directly affected by Xarelto and on behalf of family members who have lost a loved one due to Xarelto’s side effects.
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