Xarelto Lawsuit - Information You Need from a Skilled Dangerous Drug Attorney
Xarelto is a brand name for rivaroxaban, a prescription anticoagulant drug linked to potentially deadly uncontrolled bleeding side effects. Xarelto lawsuits already have been filed by consumers who have suffered adverse side effects and families who have lost loved ones.
If you or a loved one suffered serious side effects from Xarelto, you may have grounds to take legal action and seek compensation for your losses. Xarelto attorney Jeffrey D. DeCarlo, a nationally recognized dangerous drug lawyer, has a proven track record. He and his staff are well-equipped to help people get the results they need. Contact the Law Office of Jeffrey D. DeCarlo, P.A., for a free case review. Call 305-572-0065.
Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on July 1, 2011, Xarelto is prescribed primarily for three uses: to reduce the risk of forming a blood clot in patients with atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat) and in people who have undergone knee or hip replacement surgery; to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT); and to treat pulmonary embolism (PE). The FDA changed its boxed warning on Xarelto in March 2014 to alert the medical community about bleeding risks.
What are Xarelto side effects?
The oral medication has been shown to lead to serious injuries such as an increased risk of serious bleeding events. The Institute for Safe Medications Practices reported a "strong signal" regarding the safety of the Xarelto. Researchers said the risks associated with Xarelto justified an alert to the public and scientific community and warranted further investigation.
The following are symptoms of serious side effects of Xarelto:
- Sudden bleeding that may last a long time, including frequent nose bleeds, unusual bleeding of the gums, excessive menstrual bleeding or vaginal bleeding
- Uncontrolled or severe bleeding
- Red, pink or brown urine
- Stools with a bright red or black, tarlike appearance
- Coughing up blood
- Vomiting blood
- Headaches, dizziness or feeling weak
- Pain, swelling or new drainage at wound sites
Background of Xarelto
Developed by Bayer AG and Janssen Pharmaceuticals, rivaroxaban has been sold under the brand name Xarelto since July 2011. The drug acts as a Factor Xa inhibitor, which prevents blood clots.
All anticoagulants carry an increased risk of uncontrolled bleeding events, but some studies suggest Xarelto's risk is higher than it is with other blood-thinning drugs. In the first quarter of 2013, the number of reported serious adverse events associated with Xarelto overtook that of Pradaxa, another new oral anticoagulant, which had previously ranked as the No. 1 reported drug in terms of adverse events in 2012.
How to reach a Xarelto drug injury attorney
If you or a loved one has used Xarelto and has been diagnosed with a serious bleeding event since July 2011, contact our law firm immediately to learn about your rights. Call 305-572-0065.
Big pharmaceutical companies and their insurance carriers typically have teams of lawyers working on their behalf behind the scenes. If you or a loved one was harmed, you will need someone looking out for your interests.
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