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Xarelto Lawsuits: Uncontrollable Bleeding; Death

The Rottenstein Law Group is reviewing claims of uncontrollable bleeding that might give rise to Xarelto lawsuits.

Because Xarelto’s manufacturers, Janssen Pharmaceuticals (a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson) and Bayer AG, might not have adequately warned consumers about the potential risks associated with Xarelto, users of the drug (or their loved ones) might be eligible to demand compensation by filing a Xarelto lawsuit if the following occurred while taking the drug as directed:

  • Intracranial hemorrhages
  • Epidural hematoma
  • Gastrointestinal hemorrhages
  • Retinal hemorrhages
  • Adrenal bleeding
  • Stroke
  • Death

If you or a loved one suffered from one or more of these side effects while taking Xarelto, and you wish to discuss your case with a lawyer from the Rottenstein Law Group, call 1 (888) 976-8529 or click on this link.

Xarelto Bleeding Problems

In 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) first approved Xarelto (rivaroxoaban), indicated to reduce the risk of strokes, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism (PE), and blood clots in patients who have undergone hip or knee replacement surgery. Despite at least three attempts, it has not been approved to reduce blood clots in patients with coronary artery disease.

Like similar “blood thinners,” Xarelto carries the risk of internal bleeding side effects. However, Xarelto internal bleeding side effects reportedly cannot be controlled or reversed by physicians, making the drug more dangerous than other, conventional anticoagulants like warfarin (Coumadin). The added dangers have contributed to Xarelto lawsuits.

Allegations in Xarelto Lawsuits

Because of the perceived risk of severe internal bleeding, Xarelto users are filing suits against the manufacturers with the following allegations, among others:

  • Failure to warn of Xarelto uncontrollable internal bleeding side effects
  • Failure to warn that Xarelto uncontrollable internal bleeding could not be reversed as easily as with other anticoagulants
  • Defective design of Xarelto
  • Failure to update the products warnings in a timely manner

Some users are alleging that Johnson & Johnson and Bayer AG should have recalled Xarelto when they knew about the dangers.

How Can a Xarelto Lawsuit Help Me?

If you or a loved one took Xarelto as directed, and you believe it caused any of the injuries described above, then a lawsuit might help you hold the manufacturer accountable. The amount of compensation from a Xarelto lawsuit can include damages for full medical expenses, lost earnings, pain and suffering, and other damages. For a free, confidential legal consultation with a lawyer from the Rottenstein Law Group, call 1 (888) 976-8529 or click on this link.

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