Xarelto Has Been Found to Cause Uncontrollable and Incurable Bleeding
Memphis-based products liability lawyers also helping clients in Jackson and West Tennessee
Prescription blood thinner, Xarelto (rivaroxaban) was approved by the FDA in 2011 to prevent stroke, pulmonary embolism (PE) and deep vein thrombosis (DVT), among other uses. Xarelto is manufactured by Bayer and Johnson & Johnson, and marketed through a subsidiary, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (JPI) Consumers have been filing negligence lawsuits against the drug maker for failing to warn the public about the danger of uncontrolled bleeding associated with use of the drug. There have been approximately 65 deaths attributed to bleeding emergencies in users of Xarelto.
When a drug manufacturer sells a product that can pose a significant risk to the consumer, it is their duty to warn users about the health risks associated with taking their product. JPI failed to adequately warn consumers of the risk of uncontrolled bleeding, and that there is no antidote. At the law firm of Bailey & Greer, PLLC, we represent clients in Memphis, Jackson and throughout West Tennessee in their search for justice when they have been harmed by a product like Xarelto that they thought was going to help them.
Why is Xarelto so dangerous?
Those who have recently had surgery and want to prevent blot clots, or those who have atrial fibrillation (a hearth rhythm disorder) and want to prevent a stroke or a pulmonary embolism, might take Xarelto because it inhibits the natural clotting factors (or coagulation) of the blood. The problem that this presents is the danger of uncontrolled bleeding – a known risk for all blood thinners. In the past, the popular blood thinner that doctors had been prescribing for decades, Coumadin, required patients to have their blood monitored frequently and they had to follow an approved diet. Xarelto became so popular because it does not require as much blood monitoring as its predecessor. However, when a bleeding emergency occurred when a patient was taking Coumadin, the antidote was a shot of vitamin K, which would stop the bleeding quickly. When a person experiences uncontrolled bleeding on Xarelto there is no antidote to stop the bleeding.
Xarelto bleeding side-effects lawsuits
Because of the growing number of lawsuits being filed against JPI, they are being consolidated into Multi District Litigation (MDL) because most of the complaints about Xarelto’s dangerous side effects are all nearly the same. This type of litigation makes it easier to keep cases like these moving through the court system, which means the lawsuits should take less time. Furthermore, manufacturers tend to be more willing to negotiate after they have lost millions in a trial.
If you or someone you care about has been injured from the dangerous side-effects associated with taking Xarelto, or if a loved one has died due to an uncontrolled bleeding emergency when they were taking Xarelto, you can talk to a defective drug injury attorney about your case. Hundreds of people just like you are filing cases in order to recover damages to cover their medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other losses. Don’t wait and miss the narrow window of opportunity to take legal action.
Learn more about your options if you were harmed by Xarelto
When you have suffered harm at the hands of a greedy drug manufacturer, Bailey & Greer, PLLC is prepared and ready to help. Our experienced products liability lawyers have the skills and resources you want on your side. Please call 901.475.7434 or fill out our contact form to schedule your free consultation. We are proud to protect the people of Memphis, Jackson and West Tennessee.