Rivaroxaban, marketed under the brand name Xarelto®, is a prescription blood thinner designed to stop blood coagulation. Manufactured by Bayer and approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in July 2011, Xarelto is often given to patients who undergo joint replacement surgery or have non-valvular atrial fibrillation.
Despite its wide use, Xarelto has been linked to an increased risk of serious bleeding, stroke, blood clots, and other side effects among certain types of patients. In August 2013, the FDA required Bayer to change the warning label on packages of Xarelto. Patients who stop taking the medication have a greater chance of experiencing thrombotic events, including spinal/epidural hematomas, pulmonary embolisms, and more.
If you or someone you love took Xarelto and developed any of these complications, you may be eligible for compensation. Contact our attorneys today for a free evaluation of your case.
Xarelto® Bleeding Lawsuits
Xarelto is a blood-thinning drug (anticoagulant) that is used to treat blood clots, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), and pulmonary embolisms. It has been sold by Bayer HealthCare since 2011. Marketers touted Xarelto as a much more convenient alternative to Warfarin (also known as Coumadin), an anticoagulant that was first introduced in the mid 1950s. The problem with Xarelto is that there is no antidote which could prevent users from possibly bleeding to death.
Serious Xarelto® Side Effects
Health problems associated with Xarelto are potentially life-threatening and include:
- Spinal/Epidural Hematoma
A spinal/epidural hematoma can cause loss of consciousness, intense headaches, and even result in death. It occurs when blood builds up between the dura mater—or outer membrane of the central nervous system—and the skull.
- Serious Bleeding Events
Uncontrollable bleeding can be very dangerous, often requiring extended hospitalization and sometimes resulting in death. Major bleeding events can include gastrointestinal bleeding, intracranial bleeding, brain aneurism, hemorrhagic stroke, and more.
- Heart Attack
A heart attack occurs when the heart doesn’t receive adequate blood flow, resulting in injury to the heart muscle. Heart attacks can cause chest pain, light-headedness, and death.
A stroke occurs when there’s a lack of blood flow to the brain caused by a blockage or hemorrhage. Strokes can result in decreased motor skills, paralysis, numbness, and death.
- Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
DVT occurs when a blood clot forms in a deep vein—most often in the legs. Complications of DVT include swelling of the legs, leg pain, and pulmonary embolism if the clot travels to the lungs.
- Pulmonary Embolism
A pulmonary embolism occurs when a blood clot formed in the legs or pelvis travels to the lungs. Pulmonary embolisms can cause difficulty breathing, rapid heart rate, low blood pressure, and sudden death.
If you or a loved one took Xarelto and suffered severe side effects, you deserve the help of a Xarelto drug injury lawyer. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Call us or fill out a free initial consultation form today. We’re here to help.
Patients With Xarelto® Health Risks
A 2013 study conducted by New York Medical College links Xarelto to an increased risk of bleeding among patients who:
- Are acutely ill and taking blood thinners to reduce the risk of blood clotting.
Researchers found a nearly three-fold increase in the rate of major bleeding among patients with acute medical illness.
- Suffer from Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS).
Patients with ACS face more than triple the risk of major bleeding when taking Xarelto.
- Undergo hip surgery.
Hip surgery patients who take Xarelto have almost double the risk of severe bleeding.
Unlike other blood thinners, such as warfarin (Coumadin®), there are no counteracting drugs for Xarelto and no way to reverse its effects. This can increase the risk of severe injury or death in the event of major bleeding.
Legal Rights for Xarelto® Injuries
You have legal rights if you or a loved one suffered a stroke, severe bleeding, or other serious side effect after taking Xarelto—and we’re here to protect them. Our drug injury lawyers will investigate the facts of your case while you focus on your health, your family, and your recovery. Call or contact us online today to get the representation you deserve for your Xarelto injury.
Xarelto Statute of Limitations
Every state has maximum time limitations on when an injury claim must be filed. These time restrictions are known as statutes of limitations. If a claim is not filed against the manufacturer, retailers and healthcare providers before the statute of limitation expires, the injured persons are forever prevented from bringing a claim against the entities and persons who may be liable for their injuries. That is why it is important to contact an attorney as soon as you can about a Xarelto lawsuit. For a free Xarelto lawyer consultation simply fill out the contact form or call toll-free 1-866-232-5777.
How Did Xarelto Cause Severe Bleeding Injuries or Even Death?
Xarelto is a blood-thinning drug (anticoagulant) that is used to treat blood clots, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), and pulmonary embolisms. It has been sold by Bayer HealthCare since 2011. Marketers touted Xarelto as a much more convenient alternative to Warfarin (also known as Coumadin), an anticoagulant that was first introduced in the mid 1950s. The problem with Xarelto is that there is no antidote which could prevent users from possibly bleeding to death. Because there is no antidote to stop bleeding, many people may have been severely injured or died from these injuries:
- Cerebral hemorrhage
- Peripheral edema (where the lower limbs become swollen)
- Dyspnea (difficulty breathing)
- A decrease in hemoglobin production, which leads to oxygen reduction in red blood cells
- Thrombosis (formation of dangerous blood clots)
Can I Receive Compensation For Xarelto Injuries?
People who were affected by Xarelto may be entitled to compensation for their injuries. You could receive money for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and possibly disability. If you lost a loved one and you suspect they died from Xarelto injuries, you could be entitled to money for the loss of that loved one. We highly suggest you contact an Xarelto lawyer soon because you only have a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit.
For your free legal consultation about Xarelto class action lawsuits, please fill out the online consultation form or call toll-free (866) 232-5777.
Should I File a Xarelto Class Action Lawsuit?
Usually Woods and Woods does not recommend you file a Xarelto class action lawsuit. Normally, everyone receives equal shares of a class action lawsuit. Sometimes, some claimants do not receive what they are rightfully owed.
Woods and Woods drug injury lawyers recommends filing Xarelto lawsuits in a multidistrict litigation (MDL). Several Xarelto lawsuits will be filed in one court and be decided on individually in a MDL. Therefore, you receive the compensation you are individually owed. You do not have to share your settlement with other claimants. For those reasons, we would not recommend Xarelto class action lawsuits. For more information about filing a Xarelto lawsuit in a MDL contact our law firm.
How much does an attorney cost for my Xarelto lawsuit?
Woods and Woods drug injury lawyers never charge you a penny unless we win your case. We never charge money upfront and we don’t bill by the hour. If you lose your Xarelto lawsuit, you owe us nothing. Woods and Woods has fought for thousands of injured victims and helped them receive the compensation they deserved. Our Xarelto lawyers will fight hard for you.
What compensation can I receive from an Xarelto lawsuit?
People who win their Xarelto lawsuits may be entitled to money for pain and suffering, medical bills, and lost wages. If you lost someone you loved and suspect their death was tied to their Xarelto use, you could also be entitled to monetary damages. Contact a Xarelto injury lawyer soon because you only have a limited amount of time to file a Xarelto lawsuit.
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