A study has raised concerns about the side effects of the Xarelto blood thinner on pregnant women. Arkansas Xarelto lawyers note that Xarelto may cross the placental barrier to the fetus in pregnant women who take the drug. Xarelto is a commonly used blood thinner that treats and prevents blood clots and also lowers the risk of stroke in patients who have atrial fibrillation. The drug has been linked to serious injury and death as a result of uncontrollable internal bleeding.
If you or a loved one took Xarelto and suffered complications, contact Attorney Group for Arkansas today to learn more about your options. We can answer your questions in a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation, and if you wish to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated Xarelto lawsuit attorney.
Researchers Call For Further Studies
In the 2015 study, researchers discovered that the blood thinner passes through the placental barrier and reaches the fetus. Although the study did not explore the dangers and effects of Xarelto entering the fetus, researchers did call for a new study to be carried out to reach such findings.
While there have been no human studies performed as to the safety of Xarelto and how it affects the fetus, the study gives rise to concern given the findings that the drug readily passes into the fetus and back to the mother. The study concluded by cautioning that additional studies will need to explore its safety before administering rivaroxaban to a pregnant woman.
Injured Patients May Be Entitled to Compensation
If a drug maker fails to fulfill its duty to provide safe drugs and to warn of potentially harmful side effects that may be associated with its medication, it could be held liable for any injuries that may result. Patients who have been injured by Xarelto may be entitled to compensation for damages, including:
- Medical expenses
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish
- Loss of income or ability to work
If a patient dies from complications after taking Xarelto, his or her family members may be able to pursue claims for the wrongful death of their loved one. Compensation may include:
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish from the loss of a loved one
- Loss of financial support
- Funeral expenses
Affected patients are encouraged to speak with a Xarelto lawsuit attorney to learn more about their rights and remedies.
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If you or a loved one took Xarelto and suffered complications, including internal bleeding, contact Attorney Group for Arkansas for more information. You can fill out the form on this page, call us at the number listed at the top of the page, or email us at [email protected].
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