What are the Dangerous Side Effects of Xarelto?
Xarelto is a prescription medication used to reduce the risk of strokes and blood clots for some patients. In some cases, Xarelto is an effective medication for people with deep vein thrombosis, irregular heart rate, pulmonary embolism, or atrial fibrillation. The drug is also used to prevent blood clots from forming in the lungs and legs after knee or hip surgery.
However, for some patients, Xarelto has been known to cause uncontrolled bleeding or internal hemorrhaging. It is very important that if you or your loved one has experienced health issues after using Xarelto that you contact the pharmaceutical litigation attorneys of The Fox Law Firm. We can help you understand your legal rights and options for pursuing a personal injury claim against the makers of Xarelto. Call 1-866-FOX-FIRM for your free case evaluation right now.
Xarelto Side Effects
All drugs have potential side effects. Drug manufacturers have a duty to test drugs before placing them on the market to identify potential side effects. The companies also have a duty to warn patients and doctors of the potential for side effects. One of the potentially dangerous side effects of taking Xarelto is uncontrolled bleeding.
Xarelto is an anticoagulant medication intended to thin the blood to prevent blood clots. While other anticoagulant medications have antidotes to reverse uncontrolled bleeding. Vitamin K is a common agent used to reverse blood thinning and stop excessive bleeding caused by a blood thinner. A company working on an antidote for Xarelto announced at the end of last year that the FDA had delayed the action date for the antidote while the Agency considers additional information about the drug.
For some patients, blood thinning medications have been lifesavers because they prevent deadly blood clots from forming. However, for other patients, using Xarelto has resulted in life-threatening gastrointestinal and internal hemorrhaging. Without an effective way to stop the excessive bleeding, a patient could die.
The makers of Xarelto, Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Bayer are facing numerous lawsuits by patients who have been injured after taking the blood thinner. The lawsuits allege several causes of action including:
- Xarelto does not have an effective way to reverse the anticoagulant properties in the event of excessive bleeding;
- Despite higher rates of serious complications, the drug manufacturers continued to market Xarelto as a superior anticoagulant agent;
- Patients and medical providers were not adequately informed of the bleeding complications and dangers of using the drug;
- The manufacturers continue to market the drug as a safe and effective way of treating several conditions; and,
- Xarelto has been linked to episodes of excessive blood loss, stomach bleeding, hemorrhaging, gastrointestinal bleeding, and wound infection.
Protecting Your Rights by Filing a Xarelto Claim
It can be dangerous to stop taking a medication without consulting your physician. If you believe you are suffering from Xarelto dangerous side effects, you should discuss your concerns with your doctor immediately.
If you have been diagnosed with excessive bleeding or had any complications from taking Xarelto, you need to consult a Xarelto lawsuit attorney immediately. You may be entitled to receive compensation for your pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages.
Xarelto Lawsuit Attorneys Can Help
The dangerous drug attorneys of The Fox Law Firm, P.C. are committed to protecting the rights of patients and holding drug companies accountable for their products. If you have questions about filing a Xarelto injury claim, contact our office for a free case review. Call 1-866-FOX-FIRM or 1-866-369-3476 NOW to speak with a compassionate and knowledgeable representative. Our Dallas defective product law firm represents clients throughout the United States.