Xarelto® Bleeding Lawsuits
Xarelto Linked to Life-Threatening Complications
FDA-approved in 2011, Xarelto® is one of the latest generations of blood thinning anticoagulants, designed to reduce the risk of blood clots, deep vein thrombosis, and pulmonary embolism in patients suffering from atrial fibrillation and in patients undergoing knee or hip replacement surgery. The most dangerous side effect for individuals taking Xarelto is uncontrollable bleeding. Unlike other anticoagulants, there is currently no known antidote to reverse uncontrollable bleeding caused by Xarelto.
Other serious injuries could include:
- Adrenal bleeding
- Blood clots
- Intracranial hemorrhage
- Spinal and epidural hematoma
- Gastrointestinal hemorrhage
Xarelto & Uncontrollable Bleeding
The most dangerous side effect of Xarelto is uncontrollable bleeding. One of the most common reasons that plaintiffs are filing lawsuits regarding Xarelto adverse side effects is that the drug’s blood-thinning effects cannot be reversed using vitamin K—something that was common with more traditional anticoagulants. Thus, doctors do not have any way to stop patients from bleeding in the event that there is an emergency.
Do I Need to Hire a Xarelto Attorney?
If you or someone you love has suffered from the usage of Xarelto, it is critical that you contact a personal injury lawyer who you can trust immediately. There are laws that limit how much time you have to file a lawsuit and your time may be running out. Do not let your window of opportunity close before taking necessary legal action. If you are looking for a defective drug lawyer who has the experience, dedication, and results you can rely upon, contact our St. Louis, Missouri offices today.
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