You took Xarelto to help prevent a dangerous blood clot. While Xarelto might have done that, the drug made your blood too thin and caused you to suffer from an uncontrolled bleed for which there was no immediate antidote. You have suffered financially, emotionally, and physically, and now that the immediate danger has passed you may be wondering what you can do to protect your legal recovery.
Three Steps to Take After a Xarelto Injury
Your Xarelto prescription may have come from your Wisconsin doctor; however, your doctor may not be responsible for the injury that you suffered. At the time of your prescription, your doctor may not have been warned about the dangerous side effects of Xarelto or about the lack of an antidote.
Accordingly, if you have been hurt by Xarelto it is important to:
- Understand that your claim may be against Johnson & Johnson or Bayer Healthcare. It may have been these companies that developed and distributed Xarelto that are responsible for the injuries caused by it, because they failed to provide a safe product or appropriate warnings about the risks associated with the drug.
- Keep all of your medical records. In order to recover damages you are going to have to prove that your injuries were caused by Xarelto. Your medical records, treatments, and compliance with your doctors’ orders will, therefore, be important.
- Find out more about your legal rights. You may be able to join with others who have been hurt in a class action or mass tort case so that together you can pool your resources and get the relief you deserve for your injuries.
The injury you’ve suffered can’t be undone, but these steps may help you protect your future. Therefore, we encourage you to take the steps described above today and to get started with your legal recovery.