You agreed with your doctor. The danger of a blood clot or a stroke was too great to ignore. You had to take action and that action had to be a blood-thinning drug. The drug that your doctor suggested was called Xarelto. You took Xarelto as prescribed and you were confident in your medical care.
Until Something Went Wrong
What you might not have known at the time that you took Xarelto was that…
- There are significant side effects. Some Xarelto side effects include brain bleeds, internal bleeding, and paralysis.
- There is no known antidote if bleeding occurs. Other types of anti-coagulant or blood thinning drugs have reversal agents that can help stop dangerous bleeding if it occurs. However, as of January 2017 there is no FDA approved antidote for Xarelto and it may be very difficult for even the best doctors to stop your bleeding quickly enough to prevent serious injury or death.
If you had known these facts, then you and your doctor may have made a different decision about how to lower your risk of having a stroke or developing a blood clot.
Lawsuits Are Being Filed by Xarelto Users or Their Survivors
You trust the company that is making your prescription medication and the company that is marketing it to give you all of the pertinent safety information that you need to make an informed decision. Information about serious side effects and the lack of an antidote can be considered pertinent safety information.
Accordingly, thousands of people who have been hurt by Xarelto and some people who have lost loved ones because of Xarelto are filing lawsuits against Bayer Healthcare, the company that manufactures Xarelto, and the Johnson & Johnson Janssen subsidiary that markets Xarelto.
The first cases are expected to go to trial in spring 2017.
If you have been hurt or if you have lost a loved one, then we encourage you to find out more about your legal rights today and to start a live chat with us today. We will fight hard to help you after a prescription drug injury.