The dangers of Xarelto®, also known as rivaroxaban, has placed those suffering from hypertension at risk for uncontrollable internal bleeding. The following information is designed to better assist those suffering from the potential side effects of Xarelto as well as how the Hollis Law Firm, an experienced Xarelto law firm, can help with the litigation process.
Why are Xarelto lawsuits being filed?
Most Xarelto lawsuits claim that manufacturers of Xarelto, Bayer and Janssen Pharmaceuticals, failed to warn both consumers and doctors of medically relevant information. Xarelto has no antidote, but the manufacturers chose not to adequately warn doctors and patients about this fact. Since there is no way to reverse the blood thinning effects of Xarelto, a small internal bleed, while taking Xarelto, could lead to death. Additionally, because blood levels are not tested while taking Xarelto, critically high levels of the drug are not detected until internal bleeding has already occurred. People who have suffered a dangerous bleed such as a gastrointestinal bleeding, brain hemorrhage or other serious blood loss while taking Xarelto may be entitled to compensation for their injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured while taking Xarelto, contact an experienced Xarelto injury lawyer at the Hollis Law Firm immediately by calling 1-800-701-3672.
What are the Xarelto side effects?
Xarelto was originally approved by the FDA to use as a blood thinner for patients recovering from orthopedic surgery such as hip or knee replacement. After the drug’s success, the drug followed a fast-track regulatory review done by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and was approved for general treatment of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). Although the FDA approved the drug for the public market, the drug has shown that some potential long-term side effects may be severe. Sometimes during testing and clinical trials, the drug’s potential long-term side effects are not given enough time to show up.
Xarelto side effect: Internal bleeding
Internal bleeding can easily become a fatal side effect if the bleeding does not stop. Internal bleeding can take place if the patient is taking certain medications, like Xarelto, or has had a traumatic accident. During traumatic accidents, patients on Xarelto suffered death because they were unable to produce enough platelets to stop the bleeding. If you or a loved one has experienced uncontrollable internal bleeding after taking Xarelto for a long period of time, it is time to contact a trusted Xarelto law firm today about your potential case.
Xarelto side effect: reduced platelet levels
Platelets are the body’s way of sealing an open wound. When your body gets hurt, platelets are sent to the source of the bleeding to clog the open wound and to reduce the risk of uncontrollable bleeding. Patients were not warned that by taking Xarelto, they were drastically reducing the amount of platelets their body could produce in the event of a traumatic accident. If you or a loved one has experienced uncontrollable internal bleeding as a result of a reduced platelet count, it may be time to contact a trusted Xarelto side effect attorney at the Hollis Law Firm.
Xarelto side effect: brain hemorrhage
A brain hemorrhage, cerebral hemorrhages, is a serious type of stroke that is caused by an artery in the brain suddenly erupting and causing localized bleeding. When an artery bursts and causes sudden bleeding, it kills brain cells. Once brain cells are dead, they cannot be revived. In most cases, the brain is able to attempt to save itself by forming platelets to try and stop the bleeding. In the case of patients taking Xarelto, the patient’s brain does not able to send enough platelets to the source of the bleeding. In many cases, the patient dies. If your loved one has died as a result of a brain hemorrhage while taking Xarelto, you may be entitled to compensation. To determine if you have a Xarelto case, speak to a professional at the Hollis Law Firm today.
Xarelto side effect: blood clots
Blood clots are very dangerous and can lead to death. Xarelto is a blood thinning medication given to those who suffer from hypertension. In a Phase III case study, researchers found that 73 percent of participants experienced one or more of the side effects discussed thus far. The beginning signs consisted of anemia and bleeding events. When patients were suddenly taken off of the medication, the majority of the participants experienced minor to severe blood clots. If you experienced blood clots after suddenly stopping your intake of Xarelto, you may want to contact a Xarelto injury lawyer today to determine if your case is viable for compensation.
What are other anticoagulants that are similar to the prescription drug Xarelto?
Now that Xarelto is raising concerns on the market, many doctors are turning to the trusted Warfarin. Warfarin is commonly used in patients with AF and has been on the public market for over 50 years. Unlike Xarelto, Warfarin has an antidote if patients need it as well as requires patient’s platelet levels to be monitored. The New England Journal of Medicine published results from their 2011 “ROCKET AF” study that compared the effectiveness of Xarelto against the effectiveness of Warfarin and found that there is not a significant difference in the two prescription drugs. If you or a loved one has experienced life threatening side effects after taking Xarelto for an extended period of time, pick up a phone and contact the Hollis Law Firm to determine if you qualify for a Xarelto claim.
How do I know if I have a Xarelto claim?
You may have an Xarelto claim if you or a closed loved one has suffered life threatening side effects after taking Xarelto (rivaroxaban) for a long period of time. To find out if you or a loved can file a Xarelto lawsuit claim, speak to an experienced Xarelto attorney today at the Hollis Law Firm. The attorneys at the Hollis Law Firm offer free case reviews for Xarelto claims. Each case is reviewed on an individual bases. The Hollis Law Firm represents clients from Kansas and Missouri, and partners with Xarelto injury lawyers in all 50 states to provide representation to clients throughout the country. To speak to a member of the Hollis Law team about your case, please contact the Hollis Law Firm by completing a contact form or by calling (800) 701-3672.
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