The attorneys at the Wilshire Law Firm are currently reviewing claims on behalf of patients who suffered serious bleeding complications after taking the blood thinner Xarelto (rivaroxaban). While all coagulants, including Warfarin, can cause bleeding, Xarelto is particularly dangerous because it does not have an antidote. This can contribute to irreversible bleeding issues, including potentially fatal abdominal bleeding and cerebral hemorrhaging.
The manufacturers of pharmaceutical drugs have a duty to ensure that their products are reasonably safe to use – and failure to fulfill this duty can be grounds for a lawsuit. If you or a loved one has sustained significant damages due to a complication caused by Xarelto, you may be entitled to compensation for:
- The costs of medical treatment, including emergency visits and ongoing care
- Wages lost while out of work
- Pain and suffering
- And more
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What Is Xarelto?
Xarelto is an anticoagulant manufactured by Bayer AG and marketed in the United States by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a division of pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson. It has been widely prescribed to prevent blood clots in patients suffering from the following conditions:
- Heart arrhythmia
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Pulmonary embolism
This drug has also been commonly prescribed to patients who have recently undergone a knee or hip replacement surgery.
What Are the Side Effects, Symptoms, and Risks of Xarelto?
Unlike traditional coagulants, which are dosed based on the patient’s weight and ability to clot, Xarelto is given as a “one size fits all” treatment. For this reason, improper prescriptions and accidental overdoses are common. And without an antidote, patients who suffer bleeding have no choice but to wait till the effects of the medication dissipate, which can take many hours, days or week. During this period, serious complications may arise and even lead to death.
Despite their investigation, the FDA has continued to defend Xarelto, claiming it “provides an important health benefit when used as directed.” Wilshire Law Firm disagrees.
Potential injuries caused through the use of Xarelto include:
- Severe internal bleeding
- Decreased hemoglobin
- Cerebral hemorrhage
- Peripheral Edema
If you have been taking Xarelto and are experiencing side effects such as blood in the stool, easy bruising, fatigue, dizziness, abdominal swelling, and pale skin, then you may be at great risk of internal bleeding and other serious complications. It is highly advised that you immediately stop all use of Xarelto and consult with your physician right away.
Do I Have a Xarelto Lawsuit?
Reach out to the knowledgeable dangerous drug attorneys at Wilshire Law Firm to determine whether you have a viable Xarelto lawsuit. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your case, you may have grounds to file a lawsuit based on the following arguments:
- You did not receive adequate warning about the dangers of Xarelto
- You were misled by Xarelto’s marketing about the dangers of Xarelto
- The makers of Xarelto neglected your well-being for the sake of profits
Remember, time is of the essence. If you do not file your claim before the deadline, or statute of limitations, for your case expires, you will lose the right to pursue compensation altogether. To ensure that you receive the financial support you need to make a recovery, contact a reliable attorney to get started on your case as soon as possible.
Let Us Fight for You
At Wilshire Law Firm, we take aggressive legal action on behalf of innocent victims who have suffered considerable damages due to a dangerous pharmaceutical product. As defenders of the “underdog,” we are not afraid to demand justice from even the most powerful pharmaceutical companies. If you need legal representation from a fearless legal team that has a track record of success handling complex tort and class action cases, look no further. Contact our office today to receive the aggressive trial advocacy you need to get the compensation you deserve.