Reports have linked Xarelto To Life-Threatening Internal Bleeding.
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Side Effects of Xarelto

Patients taking Xarelto should pay close attention to side effects that may indicate excessive, uncontrolled internal bleeding. The signs to look out for include:

 

  • Bleeding so severe that it cannot be controlled
  • Pain or swelling around wounds.
  • Frequent and/or prolonged nosebleeds and gum bleeds
  • Heavier than usual menstrual bleeding
  • Red- or brown-colored urine
  • Red or black, tar-like stool
  • Coughing or vomiting blood
  • Headaches, dizziness and weakness

 

Despite concerns, a patient should not stop taking Xarelto until first speaking with his or her doctor.

What is Xarelto?

Xarelto dangersXarelto (rivaroxaban) is a tablet prescribed in dosages of 10, 15 and 20 mg/day. It is used to lower the risk of strokes and blood clots in patients with non-heart valve-related atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat). It is also used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) and to reduce the risk of blood clots in patients who have undergone knee or hip replacement surgery.

 

The anti-coagulant is manufactured by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson and Bayer HealthCare, which have promoted the drug as a convenient, one-tablet-a-day alternative to warfarin (Coumadin) that does not require routine blood monitoring.

Xarelto Dangers And Side Effects

Like any anti-coagulant, Xarelto carries the risk of excessive bleeding. However, while bleeding involving a drug such as warfarin can be addressed through vitamin K injections that promote blood clotting, there is no way to counteract the Xarelto bleeding risk.

In its May 2014 QuarterWatch Report, the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) reported that Xarelto had surpassed another controversial blood-thinning medication, Pradaxa (dabigatran), in the number of adverse event reports received by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

As the ISMP reported, the rise in adverse event reports mirrors the fact that Xarelto prescriptions now nearly double the number of Pradaxa prescriptions. The organization observed that there has been “unexpectedly large numbers of thromboembolic events” in Xarelto patients taking 10 mg doses after surgery.

Number of Xarelto Lawsuits Filed Increases

The litigation involving Xarelto continues to grow as there are now over 400 Xarelto lawsuits filed pending in the multidistrict litigation in U.S. District Court, in the Eastern District of Louisiana as that is where all federal claims have been consolidated.

According to the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation’s records, the update was issued on April 15, 2015. Our firm is also seeing an increase in the number of cases and questions about Xarelto over the past few months.

Users of Xarelto have suffered serious and dangerous side effects including life-threatening bleeding. Xarelto users who have filed lawsuits were not warned of the alleged bleeding risks or the fact that there is no way to counteract a Xarelto bleeding risk.

Xarelto is a new-generation anticoagulant, manufactured by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson and Bayer HealthCare and was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in 2011 to lower the risk of strokes and blood clots in patients with non-heart valve-related atrial fibrillation. It is also used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) and to reduce the risk of blood clots in patients who have undergone knee or hip replacement surgery.

For the latest information, please visit www.salvilaw.com/xarelto or if you have any questions related to your Xarelto case, call us at 1-800-Salvi-Law.

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Act Now to Protect Your Legal Rights

You can receive a free, confidential consultation with an attorney from our firm and discuss how we can:

  • Ensure you receive proper medical treatment
  • Thoroughly investigate and research your case
  • Consult with highly qualified medical experts
  • File a lawsuit in state or federal court on your behalf
  • Seek compensation for all of your medical expenses
  • Pursue damages for your pain and suffering and mental anguish
  • Seek a wrongful death recovery if you have lost a loved one
  • Take action that protects other patients from similar harm

Here are some Reasons You Should Contact Our Xarelto Internal Bleeding Lawyers

Can I file a Xarelto lawsuit?

Our law firm can review your case in a free, confidential consultation. We can help you to assess whether you received an adequate warning about the serious Xarelto side effects. We can also help you to explore your legal options, which may include filing a lawsuit in state or federal court.

Can I afford to hire a lawyer for my Xarelto case?

In addition to providing a free consultation, you will pay no upfront costs or attorney fees to our firm if we take on your Xarelto case. If we do not secure a recovery for you, you will pay nothing. If we do secure a recovery for you, you will pay our fees from an agreed-upon percentage of your award.

Would my case become part of a class-action?

Patients across the country may file lawsuits alleging that Xarelto’s manufacturers failed to adequately warn about its risks. But not all cases end up as part of a class-action. In fact, a motion has been filed to consolidate all federal court Xarelto lawsuits in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana as part of a multidistrict litigation case (MDL No. 2592). This is not a class-action lawsuit. Each claim in a MDL remains separate and apart from all other claims.

What should I do next?

Contact Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. today. You will speak directly with an experienced product liability attorney about your case. We will make sure you have a full understanding of your legal rights and a firm grasp of the options you have for seeking justice in your case.