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Xarelto

Xarelto, a blood-thinning drug, has been linked to serious side effects including internal bleeding, gastrointestinal bleeding, brain bleed and death. Lawsuits filed against Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Bayer Corp. over Xarelto have been consolidated in Louisiana federal court. If you or a family member took Xarelto and were injured, call and let us help you.

Xarelto claims

Our firm is presently reviewing claims on behalf of patients who took the blood thinner Xarelto (rivaroxaban) and suffered serious bleeding events, including hemorrhages and strokes. While bleeding is a common complication associated with anticoagulants, it has been alleged that Xarelto is more dangerous than traditional blood thinners because no antidote exists to reverse its blood-thinning effects. This means that, in the event of an emergency, patients may be at risk for irreversible bleeding problems, including life-threatening internal and gastrointestinal bleeds.

Pharmaceutical companies, including the makers of Xarelto, have a duty to ensure that their drugs are reasonably safe for use – and failure to do so may be grounds for a lawsuit. If you or a loved one suffered a serious bleeding event after taking Xarelto, you may have legal recourse. For more information, contact us today to have your case reviewed, free of charge.

Lawyer Jeremiah Hodges | Lawyer Class Action

What kind of side effects does Xarelto cause?

Xarelto has been linked to the following dangerous side effects:

  • Untreatable and unexpected bleeding, including the following:
  • Red, pink or brown urine
  • Headaches, dizziness and fatigue
  • Pain, swelling or bleeding at wound sites
  • Nausea and vomiting, sometimes including blood in vomit
    • Nose bleeds
    • Internal bleeding
    • Gum bleeding
    • Excessive menstrual or vaginal bleeding
    • Rectal bleeding

While all anticoagulant medications carry a risk of uncontrolled bleeding events, studies have suggested Xarelto’s risk to be higher than other blood-thinning medications.  This is partly due to the inability to rid the body of this medication and the lack of an antidote.  Many believe Xaralto to be even worse than Pradaxa, another blood thinner with numerous problems for patients.

If you have taken Xarelto and suffered these symptoms, please give your Alabama Xarelto attorneys a call at 888-539-3110.  You can contact us via the website as well.

Lawyer Jeremiah Hodges | Lawyer Class Action

Did you or someone you care about take Xarelto?

Were there complications due to the prescription of the blood thinning drug that has caused irreversible bleeding in patients across the country?

If so, you need to speak with a lawyer that understands how these product liability cases work and what you need to do to protect yourself.

Why would anyone take Xarelto if it is a bad drug?

Xarelto was heralded as the next great blood thinner.  In 2013, Xarelto sales grewexponentially.  This medication was developed by Bayer Pharmaceutics (makers of the original aspirin) and Janseen Pharmaceuticals.

Blood thinners are commonly used to prevent dangerous blood clots and obstruction of blood flow to vital organs.  Older blood thinners can be a hassle to patients because they required close blood monitoring and testing to be done by a physician, avoiding vitamin K, quitting smoking (a good idea nonetheless), and avoiding contact sports due to the risk of excessive bleeding.

The Institute for Safe Medicine Practices has identified hundreds of adverse side effects and new reports put the numbers in the thousands.  Multiple sources are reporting numerous deaths as a result of this drug that is now believed by many to be a very bad drug.

The Food and Drug Administration approved Xarelto for patients who have had knee or hip replacement surgery to reduce the risk of clotting and stroke.  Some patients were probably given a defective DePuy hip and been given a dangerous drug to aid in recovery.

DVT Patients.

Patients at risk for stroke or pulmonary embolism.

Dangers of taking Xarelto

The dangers of taking Xarelto and its generic form are many and severe.  Uncontrolled and incurable internal bleeding causes numerous problems, including death.  The body’s major organs shut down blood flow when there is bleeding near the brain, lungs, and kidneys.  When blood flow is interupted, this causes organs to shut down as well and this normally results in death.

In cases where the patient survives the uncontrolled and incurable internal bleeding, other problematic symptoms can still appear, such as abnormal liver function, bruising, dizziness, edema, hemorrhages of the eye, stomach issues, headaches or migraines, loss of blood pressure (hypotension), muscle soreness, nose bleeds, increased heartbeat, bleeding of the rectum, nausea and vomiting

There is no stopping the damage caused by Xarelto

Perhaps the most daunting problem with Xarelto is that the damage done cannot be undone.  Older anti-coagulants (blood thinners) could be removed from the body or treated with a neutralizing agent or antidote.  This is not the case with Xarelto.  It begs the question “Why did no one consider the risks?”

As a result of these issues, Hodges Trial Lawyers, P.C. is investigating cases involving family members who have lost a loved one due to uncontrolled bleeding and need help and guidance.

Should you file a Xarelto lawsuit?

Xarelto lawsuits may be filed by patients harmed by the drug or by surviving family members of patients who died as a result of this drug that is widely considered to be dangerous. Our lawyers understand product liability law and lawsuits involving dangerous drugs.  Hodges Trial Lawyers, P.C. is here to help when you need us.

Contact us now.  There is no cost to you to find out if you have a claim or lawsuit related to Xarelto.  Call 1-888-539-3110