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Xarelto Bleeding Lawsuit
One of the newer blood thinners on the market, Xarelto is now coming under fire thanks to reports of many patients suffering uncontrollable bleeding and hemorrhaging after taking this medication. If you or your loved one has experienced Xarelto bleeding problems or wrongful death you may be eligible for compensation thanks to legal proceedings against the manufacturers.
Xarelto Side Effects
Because the drug makers of Xarelto, Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Bayer Healthcare did not warn about the numerous risks and side effects associated with this drug financial compensation may be possible through a Xarelto lawsuit. Despite being promoted as a superior alternative that requires less monitoring than other drug thinning medications such as Warfarin, the bleeding risk is much higher with Xarelto.
Some of the problems contained in the Xarelto lawsuit include:
- Brain Hemorrhage
- Hemorrhagic Stroke
- Internal Bleeding
- Gastrointestinal Bleeding
- Wrongful Death from Bleeding Problems
Xarelto has been prescribed to millions of Americans in order to reduce the risk of stroke, to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism as well as other conditions where blood clots are a problem. Xarelto has also been used following knee and hip replacements to prevent clotting.
Xarelto Blood Clots
This is a drug that patients count on to prevent serious problems from blood clots, yet the side effects of the drug are causing more serious issues that simply add to the stress and worry of the patient concerning their health. Interesting that one of the Xarelto side effects is a condition that the drug is supposed to prevent, hemorrhagic stroke!
All blood thinners and anticoagulant medications carry the risk of causing internal bleeding, however, the manufacturers of Xarelto did not bother to indicate in the warning documentation that this drug has a much higher risk. The Xarelto lawsuit alleges that the drug makers did not create Xarelto warnings that included all of the dangerous possibilities of taking this drug. Even when bleeding problems are discovered in time, it is very difficult for physicians to treat internal bleeding caused by Xarelto because there is no approved reversal agent.
This is a very serious allegation and one that will lead to a great deal of compensation for the victims. How frightening would it be to go to the doctor and discover that your blood-thinning medication is causing you to bleed internally? Pretty scary, right? Now imagine that your physician tells you there is nothing he can do because there is no reversal agent to thicken your blood available in conjunction with this specific blood-thinning medication.
Xarelto warnings do not address the high risk of serious and even fatal bleeding problems. This is a situation in which the drug maker has not amended documentation and warnings on a dangerous drug despite the evidence showing that individuals who take Xarelto have more internal bleeding problems and need more transfusions than patients who are on different blood-thinning medications. There are now lawsuits calling for a Xarelto recall alleging that the drug is unreasonably dangerous and defective as well as the lack of an effective reversal agent is negligence on the part of the drug manufacturer.
Besides the possibility of bleeding to death, Xarelto patients often incur more medical bills, lost wages and significant pain and suffering. The serious side effects of Xarelto can lead to other medical conditions, concerns about future health and diminished quality of life. Because the side effects and wrongful death allegations are so widespread and serious even family members and close friends may be eligible for compensation for emotional and financial damages from a Xarelto lawsuit.
Filing a lawsuit against Bayer and Janssen Pharmaceuticals won’t remedy the variety of side effects or bring back a lost loved one, but it could hold the companies accountable for their reckless product and potentially provide compensation to the injured and grieving families.
When introduced in 2011 Xarelto was touted as being a much easier blood thinning treatment to manage compared to Warfarin. Allegedly there was no need to monitor the use of this drug as much as the other. However, along with the lack of monitoring, there was also a much higher risk of undetected internal bleeding. Less monitoring should only be accepted if there is little to no risk of bleeding out which Xarelto cannot claim. In fact, Xarelto has been shown to be much more dangerous than other blood thinners on the market and the lawsuits and claims pushing for a recall of the drug are just the beginning of what the drug makers face due to their alleged negligence and lack of follow-through in providing a reversal agent.
No drug is foolproof, therefore a reversal agent for a blood-thinning drug is something that should be introduced at the same time the drug is marketed. Despite testing and FDA approval of the drug, there should always be a countermeasure instituted that will save lives when or if the drug causes a problem. Blood thinners are one of the few medications that have generally contained reversal agent countermeasures, why did the manufacturers of Xarelto dare to assume that their drug would not need one?
If you have suffered from Xarelto side effects, including internal bleeding or other health problems caused by the blood thinner you may be eligible for compensation through a Xarelto lawsuit. Don’t wait, submit your information today to see if you qualify for participation in a lawsuit against this drug manufacturer.