The attorneys of Infinity Law Center are investigating potential lawsuits for individuals who have suffered from internal bleeding as a result of the drug, Xarelto. According to several lawsuits, Xarelto can cause severe side effects, most commonly internal bleeding, which can lead to death.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of sudden internal bleeding while taking Xarelto, help is available. Submit your details through our secure online form to receive a complementary case evaluation. One of the experienced attorneys of Infinity Law Center will evaluate the facts of your case and can help determine your best course of legal action.
Xarelto is an anticoagulant – commonly referred to as a blood thinner. Blood thinners prevent dangerous blood clots that damage vital organs in the body. Xarelto is approved for several uses, including patients who have had knee or hip replacement surgery. It is marketed as requiring less monitoring and being more convenient than previous generations of blood thinners.
Xarelto has several known minor side effects, but the most serious side effect is internal bleeding. According to reports, Xarelto is incredibly effective as a blood thinner, but it also can increase the risk for internal bleeding. What’s worse, is there is no known antidote to reverse the effects of Xarelto once hemorrhaging begins.
Xarelto is marketed as a safe alternative to Warfarin (coumadin), another blood thinner. However, unlike Warfarin, there is no reversal agent that can stop internal bleeding; therefore, doctors or emergency personnel often have problems trying to control bleeding after a traumatic accident or when cerebral hemorrhaging occurs in a patient taking Xarelto.
A company called Adverse Events, Inc. analyzes the side effects experienced by drug patients in the United States. According to the company’s report, there have been over 1,800 total reports involving Xarelto side effects. Of the 1,800 reports, hospitalization was reported in 891 cases. Nearly 10% of those patients died.
In Germany, similar reports have surfaced. German media reported that 968 adverse effects were reported to German health officials in an 8 month span in 2013. 72 patients lost their lives.
However, despite the growing amount of information about the dangerous nature of Xarelto, Bayer and Janssen still market Xarelto as a safe, effective blood thinner that does not require extensive monitoring.
Several lawsuits have already been filed against Bayer and Janssen Pharmaceuticals for injuries related to Xarelto, their new blood thinner. According to many Xarelto lawsuits, Bayer and Janseen:
Rather than warning consumers about the dangers, Xarelto is still being marketed as a safe and more convenient alternative to more established blood thinners. This behavior is why lawsuits are currently being filed against Bayer and Janssen for their irresponsible behavior.
Right now is the time to have your case evaluated by one of the experienced attorneys of Infinity Law Center. Xarelto lawsuits have already been filed and you want ensure that you are properly represented. If you or a loved one has suffered internal bleeding and received emergency treatment as a result, then fill out the case review form on our page to receive a free, no-obligation evaluation from an experienced attorney of Infinity Law Center.
You do not deserve to have suffered injuries as a result of Xarelto and, in turn, should rightfully receive compensation for your injuries and suffering. At the Infinity Law Center, our experienced attorneys will fight to help you receive fair compensation for you or a loved one’s injuries. Our dedicated attorneys will ensure you are properly represented and that you are fairly compensated for your injuries as a result of Xarelto.