Xarelto Injury Lawyers
If you, or a loved one, have suffered an injury caused by the blood thinner Xarelto you may be entitled to benefits and financial compensation. Your next move should be to connect with a mass tort attorney handling Xarelto injury claims.
Contact our Houston Texas Xarelto injury attorneys for a free consultation. They charge no legal fees if they are unable to recover for you. No matter what state you were injured in they can help. They serve the entire country, all 50 states, Washington and all cities such as Los Angeles, CA, Anaheim, CA, San Diego, CA, Dallas, TX, El Paso, TX, Houston, TX, New Orleans, LA, Baton Rouge, LA, Miami, FL, Tampa, FL, Philadelphia, PA, Pittsburgh, PA, CHicago, IL, Detroit, MI, Columbus, OH, Cincinnati, OH, Tulsa, OK, Nashville, TN and Memphis, TN.
What is Xarelto?
Xarelto (rivaroxaban) is a prescription blood thinner used to treat blood clots and protect people from strokes. Bayer Healthcare and Janssen Pharmaceuticals co-manufactures the drug. Xarelto is commonly prescribed to patients who have undergone knee or hip replacement surgery. It is used to reduce the risk of forming a blog clot. Xarelto is also prescribed to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and to significantly lower the risk of AFib-related stroke.
Xarelto has been prescribed as an alternative to warfarin (Coumadin). Unlike warfarin, Xarelto has no reversal agent. This means doctors are unable to reverse the effects of Xarelto in an emergency. In comparison, warfarin can easily be reversed with a dosage of Vitamin K.
Xarelto has been marketed under the pretense that it is a superior alternative to warfarin. Though Xarelto requires less frequent monitoring than warfarin, new evidence suggest that the monitoring of Xarelto may reduce the risk of excessive bleeding.
A major side effect of Xarelto is uncontrolled bleeding. If bleeding occurs near a major organ, such as the lung, brain or kidney, blood circulation to the organ will be interrupted. This results in the organ losing some of its functionality. Other potential injuries caused by Xarelto include the following:
- Infection arising from hip or knee replacement surgery
- Decreased hemoglobin
- Bleeding in the brain
- Peripheral edema
- Intestinal bleeding
- Wrongful death from uncontrolled bleeding
Research shows that Xarelto causes less bleeding in the brain in comparison to the stomach and intestines. In 2013, more than 13,000 bottles of Xarelto was recalled. This was done in response to a customer complaint about microbial contamination in samples.
Attorneys Handling Xarelto Lawsuits
Consumers have filed lawsuits against the manufacturer alleging the following complaints:
- The failure to provide accurate warnings about the risk of using Xarelto
- The withholding of information regarding the lack of a reversal agent for Xarelto
- Allegations that medical professionals were not properly educated on how to stabilize and treat Xarelto bleeding complication.
- Xarelto users were not properly warned of the health risks of suffering a fatal bleeding event.
As of July 2016, over 7,000 lawsuits were pending in Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) proceedings in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. 850 cases have been centralized in a mass tort in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. The first set of MDL trials are to take place in early 2017.
Pradaxa and Xarelto are both anticoagulants that do not have an antidote. Both drugs are the subject of lawsuits filed for the alleged failure to warn about the lack of an antidote to healthcare professionals and consumers.
Contact a San Diego California Xarelto injury attorney to discuss your injury. The statute of limitations bars claims not brought within a specified period of time. Speak with an attorney today to find out if you are eligible to file a claim. Our Seattle Washington Xarelto injury attorneys can also help you determine the parties responsible for your injuries and represent you in the event your case proceeds to trial. Contact your doctor today to see if you can obtain an alternative prescription for Xarelto.
No matter what state you were injured in our team of Chicago Illinois Xarelto injury attorneys can help as they serve all 50 states and Washington D.C. including: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington D.C., West Virginia and Wisconsin.