Xarelto Lawsuit – What You Need to Know if You, or a Loved One, Are Harmed
Xarelto lawsuits have been filed by consumers who suffered serious side effects after using this prescription anticoagulant drug. Side effects of Xarelto (rivaroxaban) include uncontrollable bleeding that may result in death.
If you were injured, or a loved one was injured or died, after being exposed to Xarelto, contact the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin immediately. Call 1-866-900-7078 for a free case evaluation. Our law firm handles a variety of We fight to try and get our clients everything they may deserve.
You may be entitled to compensation for your losses, including current and future medical expenses, current and future lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress and more. If you need an experienced attorney to handle your Xarelto claim in North Carolina, contact the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin.
Background About Xarelto – What Is the Drug and What Are the Risks?
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Xarelto on July 1, 2011. The drug was developed jointly by Bayer AG and Janssen Pharmaceuticals (a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson) to be primarily used as a blood thinner. It’s FDA approved to reduce the risk of blood clots in patients with atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat) or people who had knee or hip replacement surgery. In addition, Xarelto is used to treat deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolisms.
The following are some of the dangerous side effects linked to Xarelto:
While all anticoagulants are linked to a high risk of uncontrolled bleeding events, Xarelto’s risk appears to be higher than other blood-thinners. In fact, in May 2014, the Institute for Safe Medications Practices reported that the number of serious adverse events reported for Xarelto was “steadily increasing” and now outnumbers Pradaxa - the blood thinner that had been their “main focus of safety concerns.”
In January 2014, the FDA changed its boxed warning for Xarelto to warn the medical community about bleeding risks.
And unlike some other blood thinners, such as warfarin (Coumadin – the drug Xarelto was advertised to replace), Xarelto does not have a reversal agent and doctors may be unable to stop the bleeding.
What to Do if I or a Loved One Suffers Xarelto Side Effects?
If you or a loved one experiences uncontrollable bleeding after taking Xarelto, seek immediate medical attention. Call 911 or visit an emergency room immediately. Uncontrolled bleeding is an extremely serious and potentially fatal condition.
How to Reach the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin
Contact a Xarelto bleeding side effects attorney to protect your rights. Big pharmaceutical companies typically have a team of attorneys working behind the scenes to protect their interests. Level the playing field. You can have a tough-minded Xarelto attorney fighting for you. Call the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin for a free case evaluation: 1-866-900-7078. You can also reach us by completing the online contact form. Take a stand. Let us fight for you.