Personal injury lawsuits have been filed against Janssen Pharmaceutical (Xarelto manufacturer) and Bayer Healthcare (co-marketer) for claims that the drug Xarelto, has been linked to serious & sometimes deadly uncontrollable bleeding. If you or someone you care about has suffered from injuries due to the side-effects of Xarelto, you may have the right to take legal action for your injuries. Contact Personal Injury Attorneys Springer & Lyle today to schedule a free consultation to find out if you are eligible to pursue a claim for your injuries.
What is Xarelto?
Xarelto (rivaroxaban), a Bayer and Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical product, was approved by the FDA (U.S. Food & Drug Administration) in 2011. Xarelto is an anticoagulant (blood-thinner) that is used by patients who have the following medical conditions:
• Atrial fibrillation (arrhythmia of the heart)
• Deep vein thrombosis (blood clotting in the extremities)
• Pulmonary embolism (blood clots in the lungs)
• Patients who have undergone hip and knee replacement surgery
Xarelto Side Effects
Unfortunately, people who use Xarelto may be at risk of developing serious side effects from the drug, including uncontrollable bleeding which can be life threatening. Currently, there is no known antidote (cure) which can reverse the type of internal bleeding caused by the drug. Some of the conditions reported in patients taking Xarelto have included:
• Gastrointestinal bleeding
• Kidney bleeding
• Brain hemorrhage
• Blood Clots
If you are or have taken Xarelto, it is essential that you be aware of the symptoms of internal bleeding, which can include:
• Abdominal pain
• Coughing up blood
• Dark or tarry stool
• Unexplained swelling
• Unexplained bleeding
If you are currently taking the drug Xarelto, you should be careful with activities that may result in getting bruised, cut or risks of external or internal bleeding. If you sustain any injuries that cause the symptoms referenced above or, vision changes, confusion, severe headache, bleeding or bruising, it is important that you seek medical attention immediately and make sure to inform your doctors that you are taking Xarelto. It is also important to let your dentist or doctor know you are taking Xarelto before any procedure or surgery.
If you suspect that you or someone you love may have been harmed by Xarelto, we recommend that you seek a legal opinion on the merits of your case and the statute of limitations as soon as possible. The attorneys at Springer and Lyle offer free consultations to discuss your legal rights.