The blood thinner Xarelto (Rivaroxaban) is the latest in a long line of upstarts to try to challenge warfarin (Coumadin) as the dominate anticoagulant (blood thinner) on the market. Unfortunately, while Xarelto has made a name for itself of late, it is not for overtaking warfarin, but because of claims that bleeding issues relating to its use can result in serious injuries and even death.
Although the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Xarelto in 2011, the drug has since come under FDA scrutiny. Most notably, in 2013, the FDA issued a warning to Bayer AG and Janssen, the makers of Xarelto, that the company’s print advertisements for Xarelto were misleading and did not properly communicate the risks of taking the drug.
In addition to drawing a warning by the FDA, after being linked to bleed-out events that led to severe injuries and death, Bayer AG and Janssen are facing litigation related to the Xarelto. Xarelto bleeding events can be difficult and potentially impossible to stop. As the victim’s blood will not clot properly, which may lead to uncontrollable bleeding, a small or minor cut might result in serious injury.
Do You Need to Speak to a Lawyer About Xarelto?
People should not have to worry that a prescribed drug could lead to further suffering or death. As dangerous drug lawyer Mike Eidson explains in the video below, the personal injury attorneys at Colson Hicks Eidson know all too well the difficulty in uncovering and proving a drug is defective. Victims who are recovering from injury and families who have lost a loved one should not have to face situations like this on their own.
With that in mind, Colson Hicks Eidson is investigating bringing cases against the makers of Xarelto. We want to help those who are hurting or lost someone because of a Xarelto bleeding event to hold those at fault accountable and recover the compensation they need to move on with their lives. Further, lawsuits against defective drug manufacturers stop medications from injuring more people in the future.
To learn more about the Xarelto bleeding issue and how our defective drug lawyers can help you if you or someone you know was injured, call us directly or fill out our online contact form. You can also check out our Facebook page or tweet us.
Did You Know? Xarelto is used to stop blood clots from forming due to an irregular heartbeat or following hip or knee replacement surgery, according to WebMD.
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