Xarelto is a widely prescribed blood thinning medication that can cause serious and irreversible bleeding. Xarelto has been linked to numerous deaths since it was approved in 2011.
If you or a loved one have taken Xarelto and suffered from serious internal bleeding or death associated with serious bleeding, you may be entitled to compensation.
WHAT IS XARELTO?
Xarelto, manufactured by Bayer Pharmaceuticals and marketed by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, is part of a new family of blood thinners which have been promoted as being superior to warfarin (commonly known by its brand name Coumadin) for prevention of strokes among patients with atrial fibrillation. Warfarin, which has been around for decades, has always been considered a risky drug which can cause bleeding problems and which requires careful monitoring. Xarelto was heralded as a drug which is much easier to use, with less frequent bleeding events. However, whereas warfarin has an antidote (Vitamin K), Xarelto does not. In other words, there is no FDA-approved drug which can be administered to a Xarelto patient to stop a bleeding event, a fact which was not disclosed to patients or their prescribers. According to the Institute of Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), an organization which reviews and analyzes data submitted to the FDA, the number of adverse events involving Xarelto has begun to skyrocket, with more than 2,000 adverse events and more than 150 deaths reported to date.
SIDE EFFECTS OF XARELTO
- Excessive and uncontrollable bleeding
- Internal hemorrhaging
- Brain bleeding
- Gastrointestinal bleeding
- Heart attack
- Pulmonary embolism
REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD FILE A CLAIM
- Financial hardship caused by emergency visits, ongoing care, and lost wages.
- Emotional distress from caring for loved ones suffering medical problems
- The burden of funeral expenses because of uncontrolled bleeding caused by Xarelto.
- Holding Bayer and Janssen Pharmaceuticals accountable for releasing a dangerous drug.
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