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Have You Been Injured by Xarelto?

Bayer AG and Janssen Pharmaceuticals have made millions of dollars off of their anticoagulant drug Xarelto since it first received FDA approval in 2011. Used to prevent blood clots and strokes in people who suffer from Pulmonary Embolism (PE), Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and Atrial Fibrillation (Afib), the drug works by reducing the formation of blood clots in the arteries or veins. Unfortunately, the drug can also cause a dangerous side effects requiring immediate hospitalization.

Lawsuits are currently being filed against these drug manufacturers for failing to properly warn physicians and patients about the risk of internal bleeding, as well as for failing to offer any way to mitigate the damage caused by the drug. If you have been injured or have lost a loved one after taking Xarelto, speak with a Xarelto attorney about your rights to compensation. These is a statute of limitations in Florida for personal injury cases, so call now. Every day you wait to call may be the last chance you have to file a claim!

Contact Kelley/Uustal to learn more about Xarelto lawsuits.

Xarelto Side Effects

Use of Xarelto has been linked with uncontrollable internal bleeding which may lead to patient death. Currently, there is no known cure to reverse the type of internal bleeding caused by Xarelto, which has led the Institute of Safe Medication Practices to include Xarelto in its list of high-alert medications.

The FDA has warned of the potential for the following side effects:

  • Brain bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma
  • External bleeding (nose, skin, gums)

Although the risk of internal bleeding is also present in other blood thinning medications, the incidence is higher in Xarelto. The lack of treatment options available in case something does go wrong also sets it apart from other medications like Warfarin, for which a high dose of Vitamin K is an effective remedy to side effects. Furthermore, Xarelto users are not monitored by their doctors in the same way that patients taking other blood thinners are – through frequent blood testing, dietary monitoring, and by avoiding any dangerous drug interactions. As this is not required with Xarelto, patients are at a greater risk of experiencing side effects.

If you have experienced any of the following symptoms after taking Xarelto, seek medical help immediately:

  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Difficulty speaking or understanding speech
  • Weakness on one side of the body
  • Seizures
  • Numbness
  • Lack of coordination and balance
  • Unusual and/or severe headaches
  • Constant fatigue and/or dizziness
  • Blood in vomit or vomit that looks like coffee grounds
  • Black or tarry stool
  • Blood in urine
  • Pale skin
  • Unusual bruises or blisters
  • Longer or heavier menstrual periods

Contact Our Firm Free of Charge

If you or a loved one have been harmed by Xarelto, you may have grounds to file a lawsuit seeking financial compensation for things like past and anticipated medical bills, pain and suffering, lost income, and more. Contact Kelley/Uustal as soon as possible to discuss your legal options with a member of our team. Consultations are always provided at no cost to you, and you will owe us nothing unless we win your case.

Kelley/Uustal has more than 325 years of combined experience handling product liability cases involving dangerous drugs, and has successfully recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for clients. Robert W. Kelley, founder of the firm, has been named one of the top 10 lawyers in the country by Lawyers USA, so you can feel confident in choosing to work with us.

Don’t allow drug manufacturers to get away with their negligence – reach out to us to see how we can help you achieve justice!

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