What is Xarelto?
Xarelto is one of the most recent anticoagulants, or blood thinners, approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Why is Xarelto Prescribed?
Xarelto is prescribed to prevent or reduce the risk of blood clots in patients with atrial fibrillation, to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism and to reduce the risk of clots in those needing knee or hip replacement procedures.
What are the Side Effects of Taking Xarelto?
Xarelto has been effectively used in treatment. However, some heart doctors that have voiced concerns about the safety of taking Xarelto. According to the Institute for Safe Medication Practices, blood thinners such as Xarelto were among the most dangerous medications with the highest number of adverse side effects reported to the FDA. Since being released, thousands of prescriptions have been filled for Xarelto, and some are concerned that the medication may increase place patients at risk for bleeding. Xarelto has no known antidote, and there is no effective way of stopping the internal bleeding that can allegedly be caused by Xarelto. Some of the side effects allegedly associated with Xarelto are:
- Brain hemorrhaging
- Intestinal bleeding
- Death due bleeding
- Rectal bleeding
According to court documents as of 2013, 1,821 adverse events have been reported to the FDA that are linked to Xarelto. The most frequent are:
- Hemorrhage (107)
- Gastrointestinal hemorrhage (107)
- Deep vein thrombosis (279)
- Pulmonary embolism (386)
A number of deaths and serious bleeding claims were linked to Xarelto in 2012. Again, Xarelto is intended to prevent blood clots, but the FDA has received several reports of serious blood clots in those taking Xarelto. If you or someone you love has taken Xarelto and suffered from adverse side effects, feel free to contact the Dothan, Alabama Xarelto injury lawyers of the Gartlan Injury Law for a free and confidential consultation to discuss your legal rights.
Will You Need to File a Xarelto Lawsuit?
Lawsuits against the manufacturer of Xarelto lawsuit will allege the company failed to warn doctors and patients of an alleged increased risk of bleeding. The lawsuits will further allege that the manufacturer of Xarelto produced defective products by releasing Xarelto without an antidote. According to current lawsuits, many have died because healthcare providers were unable to reverse the bleeding. The lawsuits are being filed in an effort to recover for the medical and treatment related costs, as well as pain suffering and mental anguish.
According to court documents, some Xarelto cases have been settled. However, details of the settlement have not been fully released to the public. However, the fact that Xarelto cases are being settled is reassuring and is an indication that all Xarelto claims will not require filing a lawsuit in order to recover for damages.
If you or someone you love has taken Xarelto and suffered from adverse side effects, feel free to contact the Dothan Alabama Xarelto injury lawyers of the Gartlan Injury Law for a free and confidential consultation to discuss your legal rights.
Contact an Alabama Xarelto Injury Lawyer Now
If you or someone you love has taken Xarelto and suffered from adverse side effects, feel free to contact the Dothan, Alabama Xarelto injury lawyers of the Gartlan Injury Law for a free and confidential consultation to discuss your legal rights. An Alabama Xarelto injury attorney can discuss your legal options with you and assist you in determining if you can and should make a claim for damages. The Xarelto injury lawyers at the Gartlan Injury Law stand ready to give you a free and confidential case evaluation.
Aaron Gartlan is a graduate of Troy University and the Thomas Goode Jones School of Law who focuses his practice exclusively on representing those injured by the wrongdoing of others. He is member of the National Trial Lawyers Association’s Top 100 Trial Lawyers, Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. In addition to his legal practice, Aaron teaches Business Law as an adjunct instructor at Troy University’s Sorrell College of Business and serves as a field artillery sergeant in the Alabama National Guard.