Xarelto® (Rivaroxaban) is a blood thinning medication that is consumed orally and was created to help prevent blood clots.
Its German drug manufacturer Bayer is facing claims that the medication causes uncontrollable bleeding events that may be serious, disabling or even fatal.
If you or a loved one took this potentially dangerous drug and experienced harmful effects like hemorrhaging, you could be entitled to compensation for the pain, suffering and damages you experienced.
Your Xarelto injury should be compensated. To find out whether you have a claim, contact Stephens, Anderson & Cummings today for your 100% FREE, no obligation case evaluation.
Can I File A Lawsuit?
Victims of Xarelto's dangerous side effects have begun filing individual claims over the injuries or deaths they've suffered because of Bayers alleged negligence.
However, it is possible additional claims will be consolidated into Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) in light of a potential flood of claims spawned by an announcement made by ISMP, a consumer safety group that discovered Xarelto may be more dangerous than its longstanding counterpart, warfarin.
Unlike warfarin, Xarelto has no quick reversal agent, and lawsuits are now being filed with allegations that Bayer and Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals did not adequately inform doctors and patients of this risk.
Filing a lawsuit means you could recover compensation for:
- Financial hardships due to emergency room visits, medical care and lost wages
- Emotional distress from having to care for a loved one under circumstances caused by the drug
- The cost of funeral expenses if your loved one died from an uncontrollable bleeding event
- Holding Bayer and Janssen Pharmaceuticals responsible for their negligence
Unstoppable bleeding events linked to Xarelto usage have led to the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) uncovering 365 cases of adverse events within the first quarter of 2012 alone.
Common Side Effects Caused By Xarelto®
Because Xarelto has no known antidote, the risk of a serious or fatal bleeding event is alarming. Severe internal bleeding has also been identified as a serious potential side effect.
In sharp contrast to warfarin, which has a reversal agent, there are a number of additional side effects that have been associated with Xarelto.
It's also important to note that as the primary function of Xarelto is to prevent clotting, hemorrhaging events will continue until the drug is flushed out of the body.
Some of the side effects include (but are not limited to):
- Abdominal bleeding
- Brain hemorrhage
- Reduced platelet levels
- Abnormal liver function
Contact Our Xarelto Injury Lawyers Today
At the law offices of Stephens, Anderson & Cummings, our personal injury lawyers believe victims who have been injured by Xarelto deserve swift and discerning justice for what they suffered.
If you lost a loved one because of this potentially dangerous drug, or if you have suffered side effects from its usage, contact our firm for a FREE case review today.
S.A.C. Law takes action when your family needs it the most. Take the first step today and call (877) 920-9009 or fill out our online evaluation form and let our team of experienced legal professionals review your claim and determine if you have grounds to file a damages lawsuit.
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