Austin Xarelto Lawsuit Lawyer
The product liability attorneys at Zinda Law Group are reviewing potential lawsuits for individuals who have experienced severe bleeding and other complications while using the drug Xarelto.
Due to the drug maker’s failure to adequately warn patients and physicians as to the risks associated with the use of Xarelto, financial compensation may be available through a Xarelto lawsuit for those who have experienced:
- Internal Bleeding
- Gastrointestinal Bleeding
- Hemorrhagic Stroke
- Brain Hemorrhage
- Wrongful Death Due to Bleeding Problems
To determine whether you or a family member may have a Xarelto case against the drug’s manufacturers, request a free consultation with the experienced attorney team at Zinda Law Group.
Xarelto Bleeding Problems
Xarelto (rivaroxaban) was created in 2011. The drug was the result of joint development by Johnson & Johnson’s subsidiary, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, and Bayer Healthcare, the makers of aspirin.
Xarelto is an anticoagulant that has been used by millions of Americans to reduce their risk of stroke, pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, and other blood clot injuries. Xarelto is often prescribed to individuals following knee or hip replacement surgery.
While nearly all blood thinners do carry a risk of internal bleeding, Xarelto is associated with a much greater risk than indicated by the manufacturers on warnings provided to consumers and the medical communities.
The major risk associated with Xarelto is that the bleeding associated with the use of the drug cannot be controlled by physicians due to the lack of a reversal agent. Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Bayer promoted Xarelto as a superior alternative to the commonly prescribed drug Warfarin. They touted the new drug as requiring less frequent monitoring than Warfarin. What they did not reveal, however, is the lack of an effective agent to stop bleeding problems that may develop on Xarelto.
While doctors are quickly able to reverse the effects of Warfarin when bleeding does occur, Xarelto bleeding is often uncontrollable and comes with a risk of serious injury or death. Xarelto warnings failed to address this increased risk of serious and fatal bleeding problems, despite a number of adverse reports that suggested Xarelto may lead to severe gastrointestinal bleeds.
Additionally, the drug does not appear to provide superior benefits that may justify the risks associated with its use. Do to these factors, many Xarelto lawsuits are calling for a recall on the medication as unreasonably dangerous and defective.
There are currently a number of lawsuits being pursued by individuals nationwide against Johnson & Johnson and Bayer. These suits allege that the drug makers:
- Failed to provide adequate warnings about the risks of bleeding injuries on Xarelto;
- Withheld information as to the lack of an effective reversal agent in the event of bleeds on Xarelto;
- Sold an unreasonably dangerous and defective drug;
- Engaged in aggressive marketing to encourage doctors to prescribe the dangerous and more expensive drug; and
- Failed to update warnings or issue a recall when it became clear a large number of patients were experiencing severe or life threatening side effects.
If you have experienced a bleeding injury while using Xarelto, contact a licensed Xarelto attorney as soon as possible to assess your right to compensation.
Zinda Law Group: Protect Your Legal Rights Today
If you have been injured by the drug Xarelto, an Austin Xarelto Lawsuit Lawyer at Zinda Law Group can obtain the compensation you deserve. Our experienced Xarelto attorneys are investigating cases and gathering clients to take on the negligent drug makers of Xarelto.
You may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and much more stemming from your Xarelto related injuries. Contact us today to explore your recovery options.
Call Zinda Law Group toll free at 800-863-5312 to schedule your free consultation with one of our aggressive Xarelto lawyers.