As you may already be aware, the drug Xarelto has been linked to serious bleeding complications and lawsuits are being filed nationwide. If you or a loved one has experienced serious complications from the use of the popular blood thinner Xarelto, such as uncontrolled bleeding, stroke, or even death, you may be entitled to financial compensation.
The Trouble With Xarelto
Xarelto (rivaroxaban) was approved in 2011 to help prevent strokes caused by atrial fibrillation (abnormal or irregular heartbeat). Xarelto is one of a class of drugs called oral anticoagulants. It claims to improve upon the drug Warfarin also known as Coumadin, which for the last 50 years has been the industry standard used to treat individuals suffering from atrial fibrillation.
Xarelto is just as effective at preventing stroke as Warfarin, but as a blood thinner, it can also cause uncontrolled bleeding. But, those who are administered Xarelto can greatly reduce the risk of uncontrolled bleeding with a simple blood test. Warfarin patients have been undergoing blood tests to control the risk of bleeding for decades.
Unfortunately for many consumers, the manufacturers of Xarelto, Bayer and Johnson & Johnson, have been advertising that Xarelto patients don’t need to undergo blood tests. They have also taken the position that not needing a blood test is an advantage which justifies patients having to pay nearly ten times as much for Xarelto than for Warfarin.
Recent studies have concluded that if those who use Xarelto and other similar drugs have their blood levels monitored and their dosage adjusted accordingly, the risk of uncontrolled bleeding can be reduced by 20-40%. However, the makers of Xarelto have not shared this information with the public nor endeavored to remove the drug from the market.
Why Should Contact an Experienced Drug Litigation Attorney
If you or someone you know has experienced uncontrolled bleeding or other complications while using Xarelto, you should contact an experienced personal injury attorney to discuss your case and protect your rights.
When you consult with a qualified and experienced attorney, you will be talking to a professional who has practiced law for many years and who has helped countless victims of bad drugs and medical devices seek the compensation they deserve.
We will explain everything to you in the most simple and easy to understand language, so that you fully and completely understand what your legal options are going forward, and so that you can be confident in making the best decision for you and your family, whatever that may be.
In your free legal consultation, we will answer all of your questions and give you advice as to what course of action might be best for you. This consultation is 100% free. You are in no way obliged to pay us anything and in no way obliged to work with us.
So, if you or someone you know has experienced serious complications as a result of using Xarelto, and you are interested in speaking with an experienced attorney, call us now or fill out our contact form. You really have nothing to lose and everything to gain.