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Xarelto Lawsuits Pop Up Due to Dangerous, Uncontrolled Bleeding

New to the growing market of blood thinners, Xarelto has recently come under fire due to reports of serious complications involving uncontrolled bleeding. This drug has been aggressively marketed as an alternative to more traditional blood thinners such as Plavix and Coumadin, resulting in increased market share for Bayer, the makers of Xarelto.

If you are currently taking Xarelto or have taken it in the past, read on to learn more about pending Xarelto lawsuits as well as the potential dangers. You might be entitled to compensation if you or a loved one was harmed while taking Xarelto.

What is Xarelto?

Xarelto is an anticoagulant drug, also known as a blood thinner. It is often given to patients who are at high risk of developing blood clots or to reduce the risks of a heart attack or stroke. Patients diagnosed with atrial fibrillation or who have had hip or knee replacement surgeries are also potential patients for this drug. Xarelto, also marketed under its generic name, Rivaroxaban is a fairly new drug, put on the market in July 2011.

What are the risks?

One of the most dangerous risks to taking Xarelto or any other blood thinner is the possibility of uncontrollable bleeding. Xarelto carries an even greater risk since there is no known antidote if excessive bleeding occurs. The results can be deadly.

Since blood thinners are one of the most marketed drugs out there, Xarelto, made by Bayer and marketed by Johnson & Johnson, has been aggressively marketed to consumers as an alternative to more tested, tried and effective blood thinners like Plavix and Coumadin. Medications such as Plavix and Coumadin require frequent blood testing to monitor patients. Xarelto doesn’t have these blood test requirements, making it a more convenient solution for many consumers.

Xarelto has been marketed relentlessly by the drug makers, featuring celebrities praising the drug’s virtues. As a result, Johnson & Johnson has gained significant market share in the blood thinning market.

Side Effects / Complications

Helping the Injured has investigated hundreds of cases and heard thousands of stories about the dangerous side effects and complications associated with Xarelto including:

  • Death from an immediate bleed event
  • Stroke
  • External Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Hospitalization, extended hospital stay, ER and ambulance events
  • ICU
  • Blood transfusion
  • Death

Xarelto Lawsuits

There are currently over 4,500 pending Xarelto lawsuits that have been filed against Bayer and Johnson & Johnson. Most of these lawsuits allege that the companies failed to warn consumers of potential dangers involving irreversible bleeding. The Xarelto lawsuits also claim misrepresentation about the safety and effectiveness of the drug and charge it is still being sold, despite the discovery of serious complications.

What You Can Do Now

If you or a loved one took Xarelto after July 2011 and had any of the issues above, please contact us today for a free case review!

Helping the Injured has been helping consumers find credible law firms that handle specific case areas for over 25 years. The attorneys we work with have a documented track record for understanding these drugs and the injuries associated with them. Most cases are taken on a contingency basis, at no cost to you.

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