Xarelto Liability Lawsuit Attorneys
The anticoagulant Xarelto has been linked to serious and deadly side effects. Have you or any loved ones suffered any serious side effects or harmful reaction from taking this medication? If you are a patient who has experienced this, it’s possible you may have the legal right to seek financial compensation for any injuries you have experienced. If you are a relative of a loved one who passed away due to Xarelto side effects, you may have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the pharmaceutical company or additional responsible party.
Xarelto (rivaroxaban) is a blood-thinning medication. It’s an oral medication that doesn’t require monitoring. It is currently FDA approved for the prevention of blood clots in certain people, but is not specifically approved for the treatment of blood clots. Bleeding is the most common side effect and the effects of this drug cannot be easily reversed.
Xarelto belongs to a class of anticoagulants. These are referred to as blood thinners and they sometimes interfere with the normal clotting of the blood. Clotting is necessary if a person is to stop bleeding due to an open wound, however, some people experience clotting although they are not injured.
Atrial fibrillation is an irregular and often rapid heart rate that commonly causes poor blood flow to the body. This can cause blood to pool in the heart and may lead to clotting. If the clots travel to the brain, it can cause a stroke. Blood clots that develop in the legs (DVT: deep vein thrombosis) and pulmonary embolism (blood clots in the lungs) can cause significant complications and/or death if left untreated.
Xarelto Side Effects
There are some side effects that have been linked to this medication. They may be life-threatening in some situations and may require emergency medical care, hospitalization and continuous treatment. Some side effects include back pain, bleeding gums, bloody stools, bowel or bladder dysfunction, burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, “pins and needles”, or tingling feelings. Others include coughing up blood, difficulty with breathing or swallowing, dizziness, headache, increased menstrual flow or vaginal bleeding, leg weakness, nosebleeds, numbness, paralysis, prolonged bleeding from cuts, red or black, tarry stools, red or dark brown urine and vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds.
If you have lost a loved one to excessive bleeding or any other effects from Xarelto or have experienced any of the side effects yourself, an injury lawyer at Shelsby & Leoni may be able to help you. We represent patients in Xarelto lawsuits in Delaware and Maryland.
Bleeding and Other Risks Associated with Xarelto
Bleeding is one of the most vital side effects linked to this medication. Because it’s an anticoagulant, it interferes with the blood’s natural clotting ability. Xarelto is used to treat clotting disorders that could increase the risk of stroke, pulmonary embolism or other potentially fatal conditions. However, in some cases, the medication could do more damage than good. While on this medication, you may be more likely to bruise and it may take longer for you to stop bleeding if injured.
Additionally, while on this medication, there is the potential risk for those patients who have medicine injected into their spinal and epidural area or have spinal puncture, have a risk of forming a blood clot that can cause long-term or permanent loss of the ability to move (paralysis).
Warnings for Xarelto Users
If taking this medication and experience any of the symptoms mentioned, seek immediate medical attention. If experience with the side effects occur and the patient suspects they were caused by a prescription or over-the-counter medicine, they or their doctors may report the events to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These events are recorded into a special software program for analyses. It is used to provide detailed information about side effects experienced by patients across the United States. There have been several reports involving Xarelto, with many listing the drug as the primary suspect for an adverse event.
The most common events reported were pulmonary embolism, DVT (deep vein thrombosis), gastrointestinal hemorrhaging and hemorrhaging. Several hospitalizations were reported as well as several of those patients that lost their lives.
How A Pharmaceutical Liability Attorney Can Help You
Shelsby & Leoni represents patients in Xarelto lawsuits in Delaware and Maryland. We handle all of our personal injury and medical negligence cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that you pay no up-front legal costs. Our fee, if we are successful, will be a percentage of the verdict or settlement we obtain for you. If there is no recovery, there will be no attorney fee. An overwhelming majority of our cases are resolved favorably. Our lawyers have obtained exceptional results for our clients, including a number of multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements.
We have obtained outstanding results for injured patients and their families. It is your right as an injured patient to hold negligent pharmaceutical companies and medical professionals accountable.
We are a law firm in Delaware and Maryland and our attorneys will do everything necessary to obtain you a very favorable settlement. Should that not be possible our medical negligence lawyers are ready to go to trial if that is the best option for the client. If you would like to discuss your rights, please contact us at (302) 995-6210.