Xarelto®, or rivaroxaban, is prescribed to patients to reduce the risk of blood clots that can cause strokes. A potential side effect of this drug is uncontrollable internal bleeding that can lead to death. Learn more about Xarelto and uncontrollable bleeding and find out if you may be entitled to compensation for injuries from Bayer, the manufacturer of this drug.
One of the reasons that Xarelto is a popular anticoagulant, or blood thinner, is that it does not require patients to have special diets or dose-determining blood tests prior to prescription. Bayer has advertised that Xarelto is a safe and convenient alternative to other anticoagulants, such as Warfarin. While there is a risk of bleeding associated with any blood thinner, if bleeding occurs while on Warafrin, doctors can use a vitamin K antidote to stop the bleeding. There is no bleeding antidote for Xarelto currently, so if bleeding occurs, it may be severe or even lead to death. The drug is designed to stop blood from clotting, which means that even small injuries can lead to severe, dangerous bleeding.
Some Xarelto users (or family members of Xarelto users) who have been hospitalized or died due to severe bleeding, have filed lawsuits against Bayer claiming that they were mislead by the manufacturer about the safety of the drug.
If you or a loved one have suffered severe bleeding while taking Xarelto, and you wish to file a claim, contact the attorneys at the Hollis Law Firm. The attorneys at the Hollis Law Firm review each Xarelto lawsuit on an individual basis, and can speak with you about your options. While the Hollis Law Firm welcomes your calls, letters, and electronic mail, neither the completion of an intake form nor the submission of any other information to this law firm constitutes the establishment of an attorney-client relationship.