Xarelto is a drug that’s used to prevent blood clots – however many patients have suffered serious bleeding events as a result of taking this medication. If you or a loved one has experienced a serious bleed after being exposed to the drug Xarelto, our expert legal team at Goldberg & Rosen will work relentlessly on your behalf to ensure you are fairly compensated for your injuries.
Xarelto: An Increased Risk of Potentially Fatal Bleeding
Manufactured by Johnson & Johnson and Bayer’s Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Xarelto is an anticoagulant that works to inhibit the body’s ability to form blood clots. However, unlike traditional anticoagulants whose effects can be easily reversed, there is no antidote for Xarelto. As such, it poses an increased risk for serious and irreversible bleeding that can be fatal. For example, patients on Xarelto have experienced:
- Internal bleeding.
- Wound infection.
- Cerebral hemorrhaging.
- Abdominal bleeding.
- Excessive blood loss.
- Bleeding from the eyes.
In addition, a 2015 study in the British Medical Journal found that Xarelto users have a twofold higher risk of gastrointestinal bleeding when compared to Warfarin, another anticoagulant.
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An Overview of Xarelto Lawsuits
When pharmaceutical companies put the public at risk, they need to be held accountable. Currently, Janssen Pharmaceuticals is facing a number of serious Xarelto lawsuits which allege that the drug is both dangerous and defective. In addition, the plaintiffs claim that:
- Xarelto is linked to bleeding complications and has resulted in serious and fatal injuries, including cerebral hemorrhaging and gastrointestinal bleeds.
- Because there is no antidote for Xarelto, doctors have no way of stopping a bleed in an emergency.
- The manufacturers continued to market the drug as safe and superior to other anticoagulants, despite studies that found higher rates of gastrointestinal bleeding and transfusions.
- The manufacturers continue to market the drug as a safe anticoagulant.
- Physicians were not properly trained on how to treat a patient on Xarelto in the event of a bleeding complication.
- Patients were not adequately warned about the risks of suffering a potentially fatal bleeding event.
Do you have a Xarelto lawsuit?
Our legal team at Goldberg & Rosen is currently reviewing potential cases involving Xarelto. As such, if you’ve been injured or lost a loved one due to a serious bleeding event associated with Xarelto, we encourage you to contact us as soon as possible.
A lawsuit may enable you to recover compensation for a variety of damages, including lost wages, medical bills and – in the event of a death – funeral costs, the loss of the deceased’s future earnings, the loss of benefits and the loss of an inheritance. In addition, if a loved one died as the result of Xarelto, you may be entitled to non-economic damages, which cover mental anguish, pain and suffering, the loss of care and nurturing and the loss of love and companionship.