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.