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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.

Q&A: BOAT AND WATERCRAFT INJURIES IN LOS ANGELES

Q: What happens if I am injured on a boat or watercraft? Can I still bring a personal injury lawsuit?

Many people think the laws that apply to car accidents also apply to boating accidents. However, that is not the case.  Boat and watercraft accidents that occur on a major waterway or in the ocean are subject to maritime law, an entirely separate body of law.  Determining what laws apply to your case can have a major impact on your lawsuit.  They affect timelines to file your claim, amounts of damages you can claim, where to file your suit, and how to determine fault in your case.  The process of figuring out which laws apply to your suit is referred to as determining its jurisdiction.

You can still bring a personal injury lawsuit, but you will need an attorney who knows this area of law and how to handle complex issues involving questions of jurisdiction.   This can often be frustrating to a person who simply wants to file their claim and get compensation as soon as possible.  Another key issue in a boat or watercraft accident case will be insurance. In California, unlike automobile insurance, there is no law requiring boaters to carry insurance. If the boat you were on did not have the insurance or did not have adequate insurance to compensate for your injuries, you may need to seek alternative sources of compensation.

Boat accidents can be every bit as serious as car accidents.  Just because you are surrounded by water does not mean that you are not exposed to serious crashes, slip and falls, and explosions.  However, the mere fact that you are on the water at the time of your accident will mean that you have a much more complicated case ahead of you.  If you were injured in a boat or watercraft accident, call National Choice Lawyers today to speak to our attorneys about filing a claim.