Xarelto (Rivaroxaban) may lead to internal bleeding that can cause serious health issues or even death. Xarelto is a newer, popular medication used to treat atrial fibrillation (A-fib) and is used to help reduce the risk of blood clots.
Xarelto was approved in 2011 as a blood thinner. It has been used as a replacement for Warfarin and Coumadin and has been marketed as more convenient than the other alternatives since it is a once a day medication and does not require frequent testing to monitor the levels of the drug in a person’s bloodstream.
Xarelto is manufactured by Bayer and marketed by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. Because of the marketing tactics used, which may have been misleading and may have downplayed the negative side effects of Xarelto, Bayer and Janssen Pharmaceuticals may be held responsible for releasing a dangerous drug.What Does This Mean For You?
Financial compensation may be sought by those who suffered medical complications due to taking Xarelto. The most common health problem is uncontrollable bleeding.
People with A-Fib and people with a high risk of blood clots, stroke, and deep vein thrombosis may have been prescribed Xarelto.
Compensation can be sought for medical expenses related to the injuries suffered from Xarelto. Emergency hospital visits, missed wages from work, ongoing care, and funeral expenses for those who died from their medical problems are further damages that may be recovered.
Some of the injuries seen in current cases include:
- Intestinal bleeding
- Brain hemorrhaging
- Rectal bleeding
- Other internal bleeding
- Death due to uncontrolled internal bleeding
One of the most dangerous aspects about these injuries is that, unlike other blood thinners, Xarelto does not have a readily available agent that can counteract the blood thinning mechanism of the drug. People who had been hospitalized with internal bleeding may continue bleeding because Xarelto remains in the blood stream.What Should You Do?
If you or someone you know had any issues with internal bleeding or other injuries while taking Xarelto, or shortly after stopping Xarelto, you should contact our firm for a free case evaluation. You can email us at email@example.com or call us toll free at 1-800-518-4529.
The Law Offices of Michael J. O’Connor & Associates have years of experience handling dangerous drug cases and mass tort law suits. If you need assistance with a dangerous drug lawsuit such as Xarelto make sure you pick a firm you can trust to represent you in a timely, professional manner.