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National Choice Lawyers Explain Xarelto Injury Cases
When the public uses or consumes a product, whether it is a car, household good, or food item, they have a right to file a claim against the manufacturer if the product is defective and causes injury or illness. With prescription drugs, many consumers believe that the products they are using have been tested thoroughly and approved by the FDA, so they are safe for consumption. However, this isn’t always the case. Every year, countless Americans are injured by defective pharmaceutical drugs. Some drugs are so dangerous that the injuries and illnesses they cause can be fatal. Here at National Choice Lawyers, our offices assist patients who suffer serious side effects from a dangerous drug. One of the most recent dangerous drugs to come under fire from consumer watch groups is the anticoagulant drug Xarelto.

What is Xarelto For? How Was it Marketed?
Xarelto is an anticoagulant drug, otherwise known as a blood thinner. Xarelto is prescribed to men and women who are at a risk of a complication from blood clots, such as a pulmonary embolism or stroke. Xarelto is similar to drugs like Warfarin and Coumadin, but it is a relatively new drug on the market that was developed to limit the amount of blood testing that is otherwise needed with traditional blood thinner drugs. However, Xarelto has dangerous and potentially deadly side effects that do not usually occur with traditional anticoagulants, namely severe bleeding.

Why is Xarelto Dangerous?
Xarelto has a different formula than other anticoagulants. This formula prevents the blood thinning medicine from being affected from diet, particularly Vitamin K. While this seems convenient at first, it has deadly consequences. When a bleeding event occurs, such as an external cut or internal hemorrhage, the blood will not clot to stop the bleeding, and the effects of the anticoagulant have no antidote. This means that doctors cannot administer Vitamin K, or anything else for that matter, to help the patient’s blood clot to stop the severe bleeding. The results can be fatal. If you or a loved one suffered a bleeding event after using Xarelto and the physicians had difficulty stopping the bleeding, you may be able to file a claim for compensation. The attorneys with National Choice Lawyers can help.

How to File a Xarelto Lawsuit
If you or someone you love have suffered serious bleeding or another type of injury after using Xarelto, you need to speak with an attorney as soon as possible. You have a limit on the amount of time that can elapse between your injury and the time you file your claim. You may wish to participate in a class action lawsuit, or file a separate lawsuit against the makers of Xarelto. Call National Choice Lawyers today to speak with us about the facts of your case and the legal options that are available to you. Get compensation for your Xarelto injury with National Choice Lawyers on your side.

National Choice Lawyers Now Accepting Xarelto Cases

We often trust the manufacturers of pharmaceutical drugs to make a product that is safe for human consumption and that treats the condition it is being prescribed for. However, there are many times when a product is already on the market when doctors and researchers begin to discover dangerous and deadly side effects. Xarelto is one of those cases. If you or someone you love were harmed when taking Xarelto, you need to speak with an attorney as soon as possible about filing a products liability lawsuit to compensate you for the injuries you sustained as a result of this dangerous drug. In some cases, the side effects of Xarelto can be so severe that they result in death. If your loved one died and you suspect their death was related to Xarelto, call National Choice Lawyers today.

What is Xarelto?
Xarelto is a member of a class of drugs called blood thinners or anticoagulants. Blood thinners are often prescribed to patients who are at risk of blood clot or stroke, either due to atrial fibrillation, DVT, impending surgery, or some other condition. Anti-coagulants work by preventing blood from clotting, which is helpful when trying to reduce the risk of blood clots, which can cause serious and fatal strokes. However, Xarelto is different from other types of blood thinners. Xarelto was marketed to consumers as a new type of blood thinner, one that was more convenient than traditional blood thinners Warfarin, Coumadin and Pardaxa. However, Xarelto has dangerous side effects that its predecessors do not.

What are the Side Effects of Xarelto?
Side effects of Xarelto include pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, and hemoglobin issues. However, one of the most common and most dangerous side effects of Xarelto is bleeding. When blood is treated with a blood thinner to prevent coagulation, it is very difficult to stop bleeding. What would normally be a treatable and minor instance of internal bleeding can be fatal when someone is on a blood thinner. The difference with Xarelto is that there is no antidote that can promote clotting. In traditional bloodthinners like Coumadin and Warfarin, doctors could promote clotting, which would stop the bleeding in the patient. However, Xarelto is different in its chemical makeup and does not respond to any medically available treatment that can curb bleeding in the patient. Severe blood loss, internal bleeding, and hemorrhaging can be fatal to the patient.

Call a Lawyer Today
If you or your loved one suffered any of the above-described conditions while taking Xarelto, you need to speak with an attorney as soon as possible. You have a limited amount of time to file a claim, and if you miss the deadline, you will lose your ability to seek compensation for your injuries. Call National Choice Lawyers today to speak with an experienced attorney about how you can get the compensation you deserve in your Xarelto lawsuit. Our firm is always available to help you get the legal representation you need to succeed in your Xarelto case.

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