Suffered Internal Bleeding from Xarelto?
Dangerous Drug Lawyers Assist with Xarelto Bleedout Claims
Xarelto, or rivaroxaban, is a blood thinning drug (anticoagulant) intended to reduce blood clot risk for patients with:
- An irregular heartbeat (atrial fibrillation)
- A recent knee or hip replacement operation
- Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
- Pulmonary embolus
- A history or risk of blood clots
Is Xarelto a Dangerous Drug?
Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals sells the drug in the US, and Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals invented and manufactures the drug. Recent reports and lawsuits suggest that the drug causes patients to sustain uncontrollable internal bleeding, mainly in the gastrointestinal regions.
Xarelto found success as a drug that is comparatively easier to administer than other blood thinning treatments, but there is a serious drawback: if internal bleeding starts, there is no way to reverse a Xarelto bleedout. Previous blood thinning standard Coumadin allowed for an emergency dose of Vitamin K to stop an internal bleedout, but Xarelto makers installed no such safety net in this drug. A Xarelto bleedout could turn deadly if not treated in time.
Can I File a Xarelto Lawsuit?
Some patients have already filed suit against Bayer and Janssen. Emily Pigg was prescribed Xarelto in October of 2013, and she died in March 2014 from bleedout complications. Her family filed a wrongful death lawsuit on her behalf, alleging that the drug is responsible for her untimely passing.
Emily is just one of the drug’s alleged victims. Recently, as many as 75 similar cases were consolidated into a mass tort docket in Pennsylvania.
No matter where you are, our defective drug attorneys can review your case and find out if you have a valid claim against the makers of Xarelto. Our work with defective products has received nationwide acclaim and forced change within multiple industries to address consumer safety. There is no charge to discuss your potential case with our injury lawyers. Fill out our online contact form or call us directly at (305) 476-7400 today.