Using the blood thinner Xarelto may cause severe side effects
The anticoagulant Xarelto (Rivaroxaban) has been the subject of numerous lawsuits against the drug manufacturer in recent years. Xarelto is manufactured by Bayer and marketed by Janssen Pharmaceuticals (subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson). Xarelto was approved by the FDA in 2011 to reduce the risk of blood clots in the body. However, it has been linked to serious injuries involving excessive bleeding. This article will discuss some frequently asked questions related to Xarelto use.
Why is Xarelto prescribed?
Xarelto is prescribed to reduce the risk of blood clots in the body, typically from stroke, deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism.
What are the side effects?
There are various signs or symptoms of injuries related to Xarelto use, some may include the following:
- Severe internal or external bleeding
- Developing blood clots (spinal blood clots, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism)
- Brain hemorrhage
- Dizziness or unexplained headaches
- Muscle weakness, pain, numbness, tingling or feeling faint
- Coughing up blood or bloody vomit
- Blood in urine, stool, or severe menstrual bleeding
- Difficulty breathing, or unexplained shortness of breath
- Sharp pain in back or chest
- Bleeding gums or nosebleeds
Lastly, death can occur due to other injuries related to Xarelto use.
Can my injuries be reversed?
Unfortunately, no, there is no antidote or reversal agent for the dangerous side effects caused from taking Xarelto. Patients taking the drug are advised to avoid any activities that could cause cuts, bruises or scrapes. However, if excessive bleeding has occurred, little can be done.
How do I know if I have a claim? When can I bring a claim?
If you have suffered from a hemorrhagic stroke, severe internal bleeding, deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism, or have a loved one who suffered serious complications, after taking Xarelto, you may be eligible to make a claim against the party responsible. There is a statute of limitations on product liability claims. The limitations period may differ depending on the state in which you reside. If you have questions about filing a claim or time limitations on doing so, it is important to speak to an attorney right away.
How can I make a claim for Xarelto related injuries?
If you have suffered from serious side effects or complications from using Xarelto, you may have a claim against the manufacturer for failure to provide adequate warnings about the risks and dangers associated with taking the drug. Victims injured by Xarelto may be entitled to compensation for damages, including medical costs and future treatment, lost wages, pain and suffering and emotional distress. Family members may also be entitled to wrongful death damages for the loss of a loved one due to Xarelto complications.
Call Kelley & Ferraro, LLP at 216-202-3450 to talk to an attorney experienced in Xarelto claims about your situation. We can answer your questions, explain your options and help you protect your legal rights.