For some, Xarelto has been a virtually side-effect free way to deal with blood clots. For others, it has been the cause of severe pain and suffering for both individuals who are taking this drug and for their loved ones– this blood thinner’s side effects can be deadly.
Now, thousands of people who have been negatively affected by this drug are fighting back. They are bringing their stories to the Court, and you can too by contacting a Xarelto lawyer. If you or a loved one has suffered through the debilitating effects of Xarelto, you have legal options and rights.
What is Xarelto?
Xarelto is a blood thinner that is used to prevent or treat blood clots. In some studies, it has also proved to be effective in reducing the risk of stroke, pulmonary embolisms, and deep vein thrombosis.
If you have taken Xarelto, you may already know this. What you may not know is that some people who take Xarelto have suffered from serious bleeding events, including life-threatening hemorrhaging.
Xarelto Side Effects
Xarelto’s major side effect is severe bleeding. While this is not entirely unusual for a blood thinner, what makes Xarelto extremely dangerous for you or your loved one is that there is no antidote to stop the bleeding once it starts. This can result in life-threatening loss of blood and wrongful death. Other serious side effects include:
- Gastrointestinal bleeding
- Severe bleeding
- Brain hemorrhaging (bleeding in the brain)
- Heart attack
- Pulmonary embolism
- Organ failure
- Blood clots
Interestingly, some of the side effects also include problems that Xarelto was trying to prevent. Losing too much blood can send someone into hypovolemic shock. Your organs shut down because they are not getting their needed blood supply. Ultimately, this can result in death.
These extremely serious side effects can not only threaten the life and safety of you or your loved ones, but it can also put a serious financial strain on your family. Side effects like these are terrifying and overwhelming. You may not know where to turn, but a Xarelto lawyer can help.
Symptoms of Internal Bleeding
Because Xarelto causes severe internal bleeding, it is important to be aware of the warning signs. You may not realize when you are bleeding internally until it is too late. If you have any of the below symptoms while taking Xarelto, visit a doctor immediately.
- Eye or nose bleeding (that will not stop)
- Urinary bleeding
- Rectal bleeding
- Abdominal swelling
- Unexplained bruising
- Pale skin and weakness
- Coughing up blood
There have been over 4,000 Xarelto lawsuits filed following severe bleeding problems. If you’ve lost a loved one, you may be able to file on their behalf.
There is some evidence that Xarelto was pushed through its required clinical trials for FDA approval much faster than it should have been. The testing may not have been comprehensive enough, and there was no antidote developed to stop bleeding once it starts. These are both serious oversights, and the drug company should be held accountable.
Bleeding caused by Xarelto often goes far beyond normal blood thinner side effects. The sad truth this that if you are taking Xarelto, you may not even realize that you are at risk. This is because Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Pharmaceuticals didn’t tell you.
Other newer blood thinners are also having similar problems. Pradaxa lawsuits, for example, are also springing up due to severe bleeding and wrongful death.
Getting the Legal Help that You Deserve
You can join the fight by contacting the Xarelto lawyers at the Ken Nunn Law Office. Together, we can fight to get you or your loved one compensated for any pain and suffering caused by Xarelto. Money can’t solve everything, but it can help you get your life back together. Call today for a free case review.