Initially manufactured by Bayer, Xarelto (rivaroxaban) is a blood thinner intended to prevent blood clots and reduce the risk of stroke, deep vein thrombosis, and pulmonary embolism. The drug has been found to be connected with severe side effects such as internal bleeding of the brain and gastrointestinal system. In severe cases, the medication and its side effects can result in death. Litigation regarding Xarelto on behalf of injured parties is ongoing. If you or a loved one was injured by Xarelto, call Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz today for a free consultation with a lawyer. We are the largest Tennessee-based personal injury law firm, and our Xarelto attorneys have the resources to consult with experts and stand up to big pharmaceutical companies regarding dangerous drugs.Negative Side Effects of Using Xarelto
Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2011, Xarelto is taken orally and is only available with a doctor’s prescription. Patients with irregular heartbeats are prescribed this medication, as are certain people following hip or knee replacement surgery. Serious side effects involving Xarelto have been reported including, but not limited to:
- Excessive bleeding
- Uncontrolled bleeding
- Coughing up blood
Negative side effects can cause victims to require extensive hospitalization, undergo complicated surgeries, and incur costly medical bills. In addition to suffering physical pain and incurring bills, further financial loss could be suffered in the form of lost wages.Who Is Responsible for Injuries Caused by Xarelto?
More than 18,000 lawsuits have been filed against Bayer and Johnson & Johnson alleging they failed to adequately warn consumers of dangerous side effects. Specifically, they are accused of not providing an antidote or informing patients and doctors of blood testing available to measure the bleeding risk of a patient. Failure to warn, also referred to as a marketing defect, is a common product liability cause of action that concerns allegations that a drug manufacturer failed to warn the public of risks or side effects associated with a drug used in a reasonably foreseeable manner. If a consumer suffers unexpected harm after reasonable use, the manufacturer could be held liable with the assistance of a Xarelto lawyer. Johnson & Johnson and Bayer are vigorously disputing these allegations, responding that the product’s risks are fully disclosed on warning labels.
In some cases, liability will fall on the doctor who prescribed Xarelto through a medical malpractice. First, a doctor should not prescribe Xarelto if you are taking other drugs that may negatively interact with it. Next, you should be prescribed a proper dosage. Xarelto is often prescribed in dosages of 10 mg, 15 mg, or 20 mg. Further, your doctor should monitor your progress at each checkup and office visit. If a doctor notices signs of harm or danger, alternatives such as Warfarin, Eliquis, or Savaysa may be explored, depending on your specific medical condition. Of course, if you take Xarelto and are suffering from any of the side effects mentioned above, you should consult your doctor immediately.Let Our Xarelto Attorneys Investigate Your Case
If Xarelto injured you or a loved one, financial compensation may be available through compensatory or punitive damages. Compensatory damages include medical bills (hospitalization, surgery, doctor visits, and more), lost wages, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. Punitive damages are designed to punish defendants for reckless, egregious, or fraudulent conduct, such as knowingly hiding adverse test results from the public. Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz is a large regional personal injury law firm, serving Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, and Kentucky, including Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Jonesboro, Little Rock, Jackson, Meridian, Tupelo, Columbus, Grenada, Starkville, Oxford, Hayti, and Caruthersville. For a free consultation with a Xarelto lawyer today, call 800-529-4004 or complete our online form. If you were injured by an unsafe drug or dangerous product, NST is the way to go.