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Find Out How To File A Dangerous Drug Or Medical Device Lawsuit

Drugs are researched and manufactured to help people feel better but make no mistake about it, manufacturers are also involved in big business. Within this reality, patients can become victims, experiencing pain and suffering, losses in wages, and the need for expensive medical treatment.

The drug Xarelto was approved for use in patients who are suffering from atrial fibrillation, or recovering from knee replacements and hip surgeries. Xarelto has been connected with severe and life-threatening side effects. For example, it increases the dangers of uncontrolled bleeding.

If you or a loved has experienced dangerous side effects after taking the drug Xarelto, you should consult with an experienced Xarelto lawyer right away. Experienced mass torts attorneys are prepared to investigate your matter and diligently pursue any and all compensation you may be entitled to.

Xarelto Side Effects

Xarelto was initially designed by a manufacturer to work as a blood thinner. Unfortunately, this medication is linked to an increased risk of uncontrolled bleeding, as has been reported by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Set forth below is a listing of some of the reported serious side effects of Xarelto:

  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Pulmonary embolisms
  • Unexpected bleeding
  • Severe bleeding
  • Vomiting blood
  • Hemorrhage
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Dangerous blood clots
  • Strokes
  • Hematoma
  • Brain hemorrhaging
  • Intestinal bleeding

In a marketing rush to get Xarelto in the hands of patients, resulting in billions of dollars in sales, the health of patients took a back seat. Many fatalities and countless severe injuries occurred. If the drug manufacturer had simply warned patients and physicians to receive blood testing annually, many of the injuries could have been avoided.

In 2013, the manufacturer of Xarelto received a letter from the FDA indicating that the company had issued false or misleading marketing that minimized the risks involved with the use of the drug. Moreover, there is no known antidote for the problems caused by Xarelto. This means, should severe bleeding commence as a result of the drug, it cannot be reliably stopped.

There are more than 2.6 million people in America that suffer from atrial fibrillation. This amounts to an irregular heartbeat which increases the risk of suffering a stroke.

There are an additional one million people that require knee and hip replacement surgeries in the United States each year. Thus, there is a high demand for Xarelto.  The blood thinner market exceeds $10 billion in the United States each year.

Xarelto Common Symptoms

There are several common symptoms of a severe bleeding occurrence when exposed to Xarelto, including the following:

  • Weakness
  • Red or brown urine
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness

Contact a Xarelto Attorney Today

If you have been prescribed Xarelto and experienced dangerous side effects as a result, you should consult with an attorney right away. You should not have to suffer the added burden of high medical bills, on top of emotional and financial hardship. A Xarelto lawyer will be prepared to diligently and zealously seek the damages you are justified to receive.