The Coppola Law Group (“CLG”) Currently Investigating Xarelto Lawsuits Due to Bleeding Problems
CLG reviews claims of patients who took the blood thinner Xarelto (rivaroxaban) and suffered serious complications from bleeding. Although bleeding is a common complication associated with anticoagulants, plaintiffs assert that Xarelto is more dangerous than traditional blood thinners such as Coumadin. Studies show that although Xarelto is no more effective as a drug, it was marketed as being more convenient. For example, the pill is taken once a day as opposed to multiple times a day and because monitoring of certain levels in the blood could be less frequent. However, other studies reveal these benefits may not be entirely accurate and may indeed harm patients.
Even more troubling is data that suggests no antidote exists to reverse Xarelto’s blood-thinning effects. In other words, if there was an emergency, patients could suffer irreversible bleeding problems, including life-threatening internal and gastrointestinal bleeds.
FDA Receives Hundreds of Xarelto Adverse Reports
Although the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Xarelto in 2011 to reduce the risks associated with blood clotting, deep vein thrombosis and other conditions, over 300 Xarelto related injuries were reported less than one year after the approval according to reports.
The most common problem with the Xarelto drug was pulmonary embolism, one of the medical conditions Xarelto was meant to treat and prevent. The majority of these complaints were made from patients who were taking the drug following surgery on a short term basis.
Xarelto Lawyers Help Patients
Bayer and Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. currently face Xarelto lawsuits alleging the drug is dangerous and defective. Plaintiffs assert that vitamin K can reverse the blood thinning effects of traditional anticoagulants such as warfarin or Coumadin. Because there is no such antidote available for Xarelto, lawyers claim that in an emergency, there is no means to stop bleeding once it starts. Xarelto lawyers allege serious injuries and even death from use of the drug.
Xarelto lawyers seek compensation from Bayer and Janssen for past and future medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and, in cases of death, funeral expenses. Additionally, they seek punitive damages, which are awarded to deter other companies from acting in a negligent manner.
Pharmaceutical companies, including the makers of Xarelto, have a duty to the consumer to make sure their products are reasonably safe. If you or a loved one suffered serious bleeding complications after taking Xarelto and want to know about your legal options, simply complete the online Quick Application on this page and an agent will promptly return your call. You can always call us toll free at: 866-708-4980.