The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Xarelto/rivaroxaban for prevention of strokes in people who have atrial fibrillation.
If you or a family member suffered a stroke after taking Xarelto/rivaroxaban, we encourage you to speak with one of the defective drug lawyers at Kelley & Ferraro, LLP. We understand the anger and confusion you may be feeling after a medication causes an injury or death. Our attorneys have experience with similar cases involving other dangerous drugs. We are experienced in assessing cases and helping clients decide how to move forward.
A Stroke Can Cause Permanent Medical Problems
Patients with atrial fibrillation who are taking Xarelto to prevent a stroke should not stop taking the medication unless their doctor tells them to or prescribes another blood thinner. Xarelto was designed to prevent blood clots from forming, and stopping the medication can increase your risk for having a blood clot form and cause a stroke.
Strokes can be devastating, depending on their severity. People who suffer a stroke may experience medical problems such as:
- Cognitive difficulty
- Trouble speaking
- Emotional difficulties
- Temporary or permanent disability
Stroke victims and their families may need significant financial compensation to cover their medical bills, lost income and benefits, and pain and suffering. Working with an experienced attorney is the best way to learn how you can seek compensation from the negligent drug manufacturer.
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