When Xarelto (rivaroxaban) first hit the market, it was a swift success due to the convenience compared to traditional blood thinners. Doctors regularly prescribe Xarelto to patients across the country who are living with deep vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism (PE), or atrial fibrillation (Afib). However, not all patients have had positive experiences after taking Xarelto, as the drug has been linked to severe and possibly fatal side effects.
When Xarelto thins the blood, it puts users at risk of having a bleeding event, often in the brain, intestine, abdomen, or rectum. Other types of blood thinners, such as warfarin, have antidotes that can stop such life-threatening bleeds or hemorrhaging. Xarelto, on the other hand, has no such antidote and victims are at a high risk of death. If they do survive, victims often require extensive and costly medical treatment. Manufacturers Bayer and Janssen Pharmaceuticals, owned by Johnson & Johnson, should be held fully accountable for all of the losses suffered by victims of uncontrollable bleeds and their families.
If you have suffered an emergency and irreversible bleeding event or if you have lost a loved one because of a bleeding event due to Xarelto, you should not wait to discuss your situation with an attorney who has specific experienced handling Xarelto cases. An attorney will listen to what happened and will advise you of you medical rights and how you can seek compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, wrongful death, and more.
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Knowing how to recognize whether you have been injured by Xarelto or any other type of pharmaceutical can be challenging, especially if you have little medical knowledge. Our attorneys have seen firsthand the effects of Xarelto and we also have a team of medical experts who can assist in determining whether you have a case. We will pursue any claims against Bayer and Janssen Pharmaceuticals aggressively on your behalf, so please call the US Drug Lawsuit team at McEwen Law Firm at 651-224-3833 for more information.