Waco Xarelto Lawsuit Lawyer
The blood thinner Xarelto (rivaroxaban) has been linked with severe health risks, including life threatening internal bleeding. To date, Xarelto is believed to have caused hundreds of deaths and thousands of adverse events.
Lawsuits against the makers of this drug are being filed in mass, with more and more plaintiffs coming forward to obtain compensation for their serious injuries caused by Xarelto. Anyone who has experienced a bleeding event while on Xarelto should consult with a licensed attorney as soon as possible to protect their legal rights.
Xarelto was originally approved by the FDA in 201 and is marketed by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, and Bayer HealthCare. It was originally approved for use as a blood thinner in patients recovering from knee or hip replacement surgeries. Initial clinical trials found the drug to be more effective than the comparison blood thinner.
Xarelto is also used for preventing strokes in individuals with atrial fibrillation (AF). AF is believed to impact three million Americans and approximately 12 million people in the nation will be diagnosed with AF by 2020. As such, it is expected that newer class anticoagulants like Xarelto will become even more popular.
In 2011, a double blind study comparing Xarelto and Warfarin, an older class anticoagulant used since the 1950’s, was released by the New England Journal of Medicine. The study showed patients using Xarelto had less risk of suffering from bleeding in the brain, as compared to Warfarin, but the overall risk of bleeding was the same. Based on this and other studies, the drug was approved. Soon, however, evidence of the drug’s dangerous effects emerged.
A Dangerous Drug
According to court records, there have been over 2,100 adverse events reported by those taking Xarelto. The most serious includes death due to uncontrollable bleeding, brain hemorrhaging, and intestinal bleeding.
The most dangerous aspect of Xarelto is its lack of a reversal agent. Older class anticoagulants like Warfarin could be reversed in the event of an accident, surgery, or other event causing bleeding. Xarelto, however, has no such reversing agent. Meaning that patients taking the drug could experience virtually unstoppable bleeding that can result in death or serious long term complications.
Other side effects include abnormal liver function, brain hemorrhage, reduced platelet levels, and abdominal bleeding. Anyone who has experienced a bleeding event while taking Xarelto should contact a licensed product liability attorney as soon as possible.
The drug Pradaxa is a predecessor to Xarelto. It became the subject of a number of lawsuits filed against the manufacturer due to complications such as uncontrollable bleeding and death. Xarelto functions in a similar manner to Pradaxa and may cause similar complications.
Numerous individuals injured by Pradaxa received substantial settlements when the dangerous nature of the drug became clear. We anticipate Xarelto following a similar path.
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Xarelto has no known antidote, meaning that it is impossible for doctors to stop serious internal bleeding in patients taking Xarelto. If you have experienced a Xarelto related injury, contact a Waco Xarelto Lawsuit Lawyer at Zinda Law Group today.
Our experienced defective and dangerous drug attorneys have successfully represented countless clients against large drug manufacturers. We will zealously fight to see that you obtain the full compensation to which you are entitled.
You may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and much more stemming from your Xarelto injuries. Call Zinda Law Group toll free at 800-863-5312 to schedule your free consultation with one of our skilled Xarelto lawyers.