Blood thinners can be a life saver or they can cause serious and sometimes fatal consequences. In 2011, the FDA approved Xarelto as a potentially safer alternative to Warfarin, as Xarelto does not require regular blood monitoring or frequent doctor follow up. Xarelto has three main uses:
- To reduce the risk of blood clots and stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation
- To treat deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism
- To reduce the risk of blood clots in patients undergoing knee or hip replacement surgery
Unfortunately, the manufacturers of Xarelto failed to adequately test the drug prior to releasing it for purchase and concealed important safety information. Patients who have suffered side effects from this drug can experience high medical debt from emergency visits to the hospital and the costs of ongoing care, as well as lost wages from time away from work.
Heart doctors around the country have expressed concern about the safety of Xarelto, as it becomes more apparent that this drug, manufactured by Bayer and Janssen Pharmaceuticals, can cause serious medical problems and the problems are even worse for patients already in kidney dysfunction. There have been over 2,100 reports made to the FDA regarding adverse side effects, with over 1,800 listing Xarelto as the primary culprit. In the first three months of 2012, about 130,000 prescriptions were written for Xarelto in the United States, despite concerns that this drug has no known antidote for excessive bleeding.
- Intestinal Bleeding
- Rectal Bleeding
- Blood Clots
- Brain Hemorrhaging
- Uncontrolled Bleeding
- Pulmonary Embolism
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Hemoglopin Decrease
- Cerebrovascular Accidents
- Edema Peripheral
Multi-district claims and litigation are now pending against Bayer and Janssen Pharmaceuticals. If you or a loved one has suffered from bleeding, blood clots, hemorrhaging or other adverse effects while taking Xarelto, please do not hesitate to contact our office immediately.
Let the experienced professionals of Inserra & Kelley stand with you to protect your rights to fair treatment and fair compensation.