Xarelto’s Danger and Lawsuit
More American adults than ever are turning to new, easy-to-use anticoagulants to treat diseases like:
- Atrial fibrillation,
- Deep vein thrombosis (DVT),
- Pulmonary embolism (PE), and
- Other conditions involving blood clots.
Xarelto is the most popular among them, with close to 48 percent of the market share. Thanks to this cash cow, pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson has been reaping billions of dollars in profits.
However, the drug may not really be a safe and better alternative to the established blood-thinner warfarin, as company sales representatives would like patients to believe. In the last few years, thousands of injuries and hundreds of deaths related to Xarelto usage have been reported to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
You may be thinking, “Sure, but there’s no such thing as a perfect drug. Don’t all drugs have the potential to cause side effects? What makes Xarelto particularly dangerous?”
Unlike warfarin, Xarelto has no known antidote to stop incontrollable bleeds. In other words, when a Xarelto patient experiences bleeding as a side effect, he or she has no choice but to wait it out until the drug is flushed out of the system. Meanwhile, the hemorrhaging could cause damage to vital organs and other severe health risks.
People who have suffered considerable damages due to Xarelto use are starting to come forward. In the coming years, expect to see multiple lawsuits, including class-action suits, against the drug manufacturer.
If you have suffered uncontrollable bleeding or lost a loved one due to bleeding after taking Xarelto, please don’t hesitate to contact Wilshire Law Firm for help. We can go over your case in a free consultation and inform you on your best legal options. You may be entitled to compensation numbering in the hundreds of thousands, even millions of dollars.
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