Dangerous blood clots may result in the obstruction of the body’s main arteries. Anticoagulants, commonly known as blood thinners, are used to prevent this dangerous condition, in addition to reducing other common health risks, such as heart attack, atrial fibrillation and stroke.
Xarelto is one of the newer types of coagulants offered by the pharmaceutical industry. This drug, which was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2011, was originally targeted for individualized use by patients who had hip or knee replacement surgery.
The Negative Side Effects of Xarelto
According to Medwatch Reports filed with the FDA, more than 2,000 counts of Xarelto-related injuries and deaths have been reported across the country. Unfortunately, the majority of these victims suffered fatal debilitations due to the inadequate warnings regarding the risk of bleeding associated with the drug.
Some common side effects suffered by Xarelto victims include:
- Internal bleeding
- Blood clots
- Death caused by internal or uncontrollable bleeding
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to the negative side effects of Xarelto, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit against Bayer and Janssen Pharmaceuticals of Johnson & Johnson. Depending on the specific facts of your case, you may have a claim for one of the following:
- Inadequate warnings and misleading marketing about the risks of uncontrollable bleeding
- The pharmaceutical company’s failure to adequately warn consumers of the lack of known antidote to reverse hemorrhaging and blood thinning effect caused by Xarelto
At Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C., we are aggressive in demanding justice on behalf of innocent victims who have been injured due to any unsafe product, especially drugs such as Xarelto. We demand the manufacturers to be held responsible for releasing an unsafe and ineffective drug that proved fatal for mass consumption.
If you or a loved one has been injured, suffered from internal bleeding, or experienced any other negative side effect caused by Xarelto, or passed away due to Xarelto use, you may be entitled to compensation. For additional information about your legal options or to schedule a complimentary consultation, please call Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. at 1-800-529-9997.