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Xarelto Blood Thinner Lawsuits

The widely prescribed blood thinner Xarelto is the subject of thousands of lawsuits nationwide. Plaintiffs in these lawsuits claim that Xarelto caused serious injuries such as bleeding and stroke that led to hospitalization and, in some instances, proved to be fatal. Our lawyers are currently investigating and representing clients for injuries stemming from Xarelto.

Xarelto lawsuits seek to hold the manufacturers accountable and recover financial compensation for the damages caused by Xarelto. So far, there are more than 4,500 cases pending in Louisiana in front of the honorable Judge Eldon E. Fallon. Many more cases are being investigated as more injuries are reported from Xarelto.  If you or a loved one sustained complications or side effects after being prescribed Xarelto, contact us today for a free consultation with one of our firm’s experienced injury attorneys. 800.229.7704.

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What is Xarelto?

Xarelto® is a widely prescribed blood thinning medication designed to prevent strokes and embolisms (the sudden blocking of an artery). It is manufactured by Bayer and marketed by Janssen Pharmaceuticals. Xarelto has been linked to serious bleeding events and, unlike its competitors, there is no proven reversal agent.

Xarelto has been approved to help prevent or treat deep vein thrombosis, or DVT, which is a type of blood clot that can form after certain types of surgery. It is also prescribed to people with atrial fibrillation, a heart rhythm disorder, to help lower the risk of stroke caused by blood clots. Originally approved in 2011, Xarelto is one of the newest blood thinning medications available in the United States and was developed as an alternative to the drug Warfarin (Coumadin), which has been on the market for decades.

Xarelto Side Effects - Bleeding & Stroke

Xarelto is viewed by many as a more dangerous drug than other available blood thinners. The most common side effect from Xarelto is bleeding, which has the potential to be very serious.

Bleeding is common with all blood thinners. However, Xarelto is more dangerous than other blood thinners because no antidote, or reversal agent, exists to reverse its blood-thinning effects. Patients taking XARELTO® run the risk of irreversible bleeding, including internal and gastrointestinal hemorrhaging, pulmonary embolism, and stroke.

Other common side effects of Xarelto include:

  • Back pain
  • Bowel or bladder dysfunction
  • Burning, itching, numbness, prickling, “pins and needles” or tingling feelings
  • Coughing up blood
  • Difficulty breathing and/or swallowing
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Leg weakness
  • Paralysis

Were You Injured by Xarelto?

If you or a loved one were injured by Xarelto, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries and medical expenses through a lawsuit.  Most Xarelto lawsuits are filed by people prescribed Xarelto who sustain internal bleeding, rectal bleeding, brain bleeding or stroke.

Our experienced Xarelto lawyers are ready to help you determine whether or not you have a case worth pursuing. If you feel that you or a loved one are having any problems after taking Xarelto, you should contact an attorney for additional information.  Our initial consultation is always free, and there is no obligation to proceed with a lawsuit if you call.

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Xarelto Lawsuit Information

Xarelto lawsuits are being filed across the country by individuals and families who have been harmed by the drug. Our Xarelto lawyers are currently investigating cases on behalf of individuals and their loved ones who were injured by Xarelto.

Specific allegations include claims that the drug presents an unreasonable risk of injury and that its labeling does not adequately warn about its potential side effects. Claimants also allege that Xarelto’s lack of an antidote constitutes a design defect and that the drug does not provide greater patient benefits than drugs like warfarin, which were safely administered for decades. Some believe that Janssen/Bayer intentionally concealed knowledge of Xarelto’s irreversible, life-threatening bleeding.

Injuries like these are very serious and can cause financial and emotional hardship for victims and their families. Xarelto lawsuits seek to hold the manufacturers accountable and recover financial compensation for the damages caused by Xarelto.

So far, there are more than 4,500 cases pending in Louisiana in front of the honorable Judge Eldon E. Fallon. Cases are also being filed in Philadelphia.  Many more cases are being investigated as more injuries are reported from Xarelto.

Contact us to speak with one of our attorneys and learn more. 800.229.7704.