In July 2011, Xarelto was approved by the FDA and marketed to consumers as a prescription blood thinner. Xarelto was designed to reduce the risk of blood clots and strokes in patients with atrial fibrillation, treat deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, and reduce the risk of blood clots in patients undergoing knee or hip replacement surgery.
Unfortunately, there have been
hundreds of negative side effects linked to Xarelto use. The most common side effects include:
- Uncontrolled bleeding
- Death caused by uncontrolled bleeding
- Intestinal bleeding
- Brain hemorrhaging
- Hematomas requiring hospitalization
You Deserve Legal Counsel
If you or a loved one suffered serious side effects after taking Xarelto, an experienced lawyer can help you recover the financial compensation you need. Provost Umphrey Law Firm is based in Beaumont, Texas, and provides the strong legal counsel that individuals throughout the country need in
Should You File a Xarelto Lawsuit?
Uncontrollable bleeding is a dangerous side effect of all blood thinners, not just Xarelto. However, Xarelto is especially dangerous because there is no recommended blood testing, the once a day recommended dosing creates wide swings in the amount of blood thinner in the patient's blood, there is no antidote, and the warnings given to doctors and patients do not adequately explain the danger of life-threatening bleeding events. For a number of those reasons, even doctors in the FDA recommended against approval of Xarelto. Working with an attorney who has experience handling Xarelto litigation can help you receive the compensation your family needs and deserves for:
- Overwhelming medical expenses, including visits to the emergency room and ongoing care
- Financial hardship caused by an inability to work and excessive medical bills
- Funeral expenses when uncontrollable bleeding leads to death
- Loss of consortium when Xarelto causes fatal injuries
For many families, one of the most important reasons to file a lawsuit is to hold Bayer, Johnson & Johnson, and Janssen Pharmaceuticals accountable for releasing a dangerous drug.
Learn More About Your Rights and Options
If you or a family member took Xarelto and suffered from uncontrollable bleeding, an experienced lawyer can help hold the negligent parties accountable and can help you receive the financial compensation you need. Learn more about the counsel our Xarelto litigation attorneys provide by
scheduling a free consultation.