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.