Xarelto ® (rivaroxaban) was first approved by the FDA in July 2011. The drug is a blood thinner, and has three primary uses: reducing the risk of blood clots and stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation, treating deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolisms, and reducing the risk of blood clots in patients undergoing knee or hip replacement surgery.
Anticoagulant medications like Xarelto may be prescribed to prevent the potentially fatal consequences of a blood clot. Patients taking blood thinners must be very careful to prevent injury, as anyone on a medication like Xarelto cannot clot naturally after a wound—and may bleed to death.
If you or a loved one has suffered from bleeding episodes after taking Xarelto®, you may be able to file a lawsuit to seek financial compensation for your injuries from the drug’s manufacturer. The lawyers at Cory Watson Attorneys have decades of experience helping drug injury victims nationwide, and we’re available to evaluate your case, day or night. Dial (877) 562-0000 or complete our free initial consultation form to talk to our law firm about your case, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Health Risks Linked to Xarelto®
Older blood thinners like warfarin (Coumadin) have an antidote, namely, a shot of Vitamin K, which can counteract the drugs when bleeding starts and allow blood to begin clotting naturally.
Xarelto has no such antidote—a factor that may cause patients who take Xarelto to be more susceptible to severe hemorrhages, internal bleeding, or even death. Specifically, Xarelto has been linked to increased risks of gastrointestinal bleeding, brain bleeds, and intracranial hemorrhaging.
Xarelto® Injury Lawsuits
Reports of adverse side effects of Xarelto have increased dramatically as the drug becomes more widely prescribed. Xarelto side effects are being reported at a rate of 2-to-1 over Pradaxa, the other new blood thinner on the market.
Not surprisingly, lawsuits are beginning to be filed, including allegations that the manufacturer:
- Failed to warn patients and doctors about Xarelto’s side effects
- Failed to warn patients and doctors that Xarelto’s anticoagulant effect had no antidote
- Failed to design or manufacture Xarelto in a safe manner
- Failed to update Xarelto’s side effect warnings in a timely manner
You and your family rely on your medication and your doctor’s advice to help keep you healthy. If Xarelto’s manufacturer failed to inform you or your doctor of its potential side effects, or you suffered adverse reactions without warning of the potential consequences of taking the drug, you may have grounds to file a lawsuit against the drug’s manufacturer.
Our Xarelto® Lawyers Help Victims Nationwide
At Cory Watson Attorneys, we hold pharmaceutical companies responsible when they produce dangerous drugs. Companies that are negligent and endanger the public need to be held accountable when their products cause you harm. If you were injured by Xarelto, call (877) 562-0000 or use our case evaluation form to have your claim reviewed for free by one of our experienced drug attorneys.
Xarelto® is a registered trademark licensed by Bayer HealthCareAG and Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and is used herein only to identify the product in question. This law firm is not associated with, sponsored by, or affiliated with Xarelto, Bayer HealthCare AG and/or Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.