Xarelto is a blood-thinning drug, or anticoagulant, manufactured by Johnson & Johnson. The drug was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2011, and it is used to prevent blood clots from forming due to atrial fibrillation or after knee or hip replacement surgery. It is also used to treat blood clots related to deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism. Xarelto is also known by the generic name Rivaroxaban.
If you have suffered adverse side effects after taking Xarelto, you may be entitled to significant compensation. To schedule a free consultation with an experienced Xarelto attorney, call Mike Love & Associates, LLC today at (936) 632-2000 or send us an email through our online contact form. Our lawyers are standing by to help you.
Thousands of lawsuits have been filed against Janssen Pharmaceutical (the manufacturer of Xarelto) and Johnson & Johnson (Janssen’s Parent Company) by people believed to have been injured by Xarelto.
The lawsuits claim that Xarelto is unreasonably dangerous because it can cause uncontrollable (and sometimes fatal) bleeding. Injured Xarelto victims also argue that the Drug Manufacturers improperly marketed Xarelto as a “one size fits all” pill when patients actually need regular coagulation monitoring to prevent life-threatening bleeding complications. Another primary defective design issue with Xarelto is there is currently no known antidote to counteract the drug if the patient suffers an uncontrolled bleeding event. The most common alternative to Xarelto, Warfarin (prescribed by doctors for years) can be counteracted simply by giving the patient vitamin K. However, because Xarelto has no known counter agent, Doctors can only “wait it out” for the patient’s body to flush the Xarelto out of their system. If the patient is suffering from a significant Xarelto bleeding event, not even dialysis and blood transfusions may be enough to save the patient’s life. In some cases, a simple gastrointestinal bleed can cause a fatal hemorrhage and loss of life.
Other severe complications linked to Xarelto include hemorrhagic stroke. This type of stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain bursts, causing bleeding. Hemorrhagic strokes can cause significant brain damage. Victims can develop long-term complications that significantly affect their quality of life. Some of these complications include:
Hundreds of lawsuits have been filed against the maker of Xarelto by people who have been injured by the drug. Victims of Xarelto may be entitled to compensation for injuries they have suffered as a result of taking the drug. Some of the damages that are typically sought in Xarelto lawsuits include:
Family members of people who have died from Xarelto side effects and complications may also be entitled to compensation.
It’s important to keep in mind that Xarelto claims are subject to a strict statute of limitations, which means that claims cannot be brought after a certain amount of time has passed. For this reason, if you think you may have a claim, it’s crucial that you speak to an attorney as soon as you can.
The lawyers of Mike Love & Associates, LLC, are dedicated to helping injured victims recover compensation. We offer completely free case evaluations and will only collect legal fees if we successfully recover compensation on your behalf. To schedule your consultation with an experienced Xarelto attorney, call our office today at (936) 632-2000 or contact us online.
If you have taken Xarelto and experienced these or any other side effects, you should talk to your doctor immediately. If you or a loved one have suffered significant injuries as a result of Xarelto, you should call Mike Love & Associates, LLC immediately at (936) 632-2000 to speak with a Lufkin personal injury attorney and protect your rights.