Corpus Christi Xarelto Lawsuit Lawyer
Released in 2011 by Bayer HealthCare in partnership with Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, Xarelto (rivaroxaban) is a drug made to thin the blood and prevent clots in patients at risk of stroke or those who suffer from atrial fibrillation. It is also approved to treat pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis and is sometimes prescribed to those who undergo hip or knee replacement surgery.
While Xarelto can be effective in treating these conditions, it can also lead to potential fatal bleeding that cannot be controlled. As more evidence has emerged as to the drug’s dangerous propensities, thousands of lawsuits have been filed across the country against the drug makers of Xarelto alleging the drug was defective, unreasonably dangerous, and did not come with adequate warnings.
Quick Xarelto Facts
- The drug Xarelto is used primarily to treat atrial fibrillation by thinning your blood.
- It does this without the need for monitoring and dietary restrictions, unlike several other blood thinners.
- Xarelto is linked to complication include intestinal bleeding, blood clots, rectal bleeding, brain hemorrhaging, pulmonary embolism, and deep vein thrombosis.
- The drug was introduced to the market in 2011 as an alternative to Warfarin, which has been used since the 1950’s.
- Unlike Warfarin, there is no known reversal agent to stop bleeding caused by Xarelto.
- Xarelto is now being compared to its predecessor, Pradaxa, which is perhaps the most complained about and litigated drug in the United States.
Xarelto Side Effects
Xarelto has been linked to a number of side effects, some serious and others even fatal. The list of known side effects includes:
- Excessive bleeding
- Frequent nosebleeds
- Excessive menstruation
- Bleeding from the gums
- Coughing up blood
- Unexplained or worsening bruises
- Difficulty swallowing
- Drastic changes in blood pressure
- Gastrointestinal problems, including gastrointestinal bleeding
- Brain hemorrhaging
- Muscle spasms
- Rectal bleeding
Xarelto is Without an Antidote
When Xarelto was released in 2011, there was no antidote to reverse the bleeding that can occur due to accident or surgery while taking the medication. This distinguishes the drug from older anticoagulants such as Warfarin that had a reversing agent to control bleeds. The makers of Xarelto did not adequately warn prescribing physicians, patients, or the medical community as a whole as to the lack of an antidote and the associated risks of severe bleeding.
Thousands of individuals have experienced uncontrollable bleeding due to Xarelto. In some Xarelto users, death results. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed while taking Xarelto, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses associated with the injury or death. Contact a licensed defective drug attorney as soon as possible to explore whether you may have a viable Xarelto lawsuit.
Zinda Law Group: Experienced Xarelto Lawsuit Lawyers
The law firm of Zinda Law Group is currently accepting Xarelto injury cases across Texas. If you or someone you know has been injured by the dangerous drug Xarelto, contact a Corpus Christi Xarelto Lawsuit Lawyer at Zinda Law Group today. Our law firm has earned the reputation as the top personal injury firm in Texas.
We will seek to obtain the full compensation to which you are entitled. Injured Xarelto users may be eligible for compensation for their medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and much more stemming from your Xarelto injuries.
Do not delay; contact our office today to protect your legal rights. Call Zinda Law Group toll free at 800-863-5312 to schedule your free consultation with one of our skilled Xarelto lawyers.