Arkansas Xarelto Attorneys note new concerns over risks of Xarelto internal bleeding. An editorial in a leading medical journal has raised further questions about the safety of the popular blood thinning medication.
If you or a loved one took Xarelto and suffered complications, including internal bleeding, contact Attorney Group for Arkansas to learn more about your options. We offer free, confidential, no-obligation consultations. We can answer your questions, and if you wish to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated Xarelto lawsuit attorney.
Experts Warn New Anticoagulants May Undermine Patient Safety
In the March 2015 editorial in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Dr. J Robert Powell questioned the safety of Xarelto and other new direct-acting oral anticoagulants.
Dr. Powell warned that the current marketing of the newer drugs, like Xarelto, that highlight their safety and ease of use could “actually be counterproductive in its efforts by potentially undermining patient safety”.
According to medical experts, the major risk of these new anticoagulants, like Xarelto, is severe internal bleeding. While older blood thinners also include a bleeding risk, there are treatments that can be provided capable of stemming excessive bleeding. However, there are no such emergency treatments available for Xarelto or similar drugs.
Lack of Warning of Xarelto Internal Bleeding Risks
Due to the very serious link between Xarelto and internal bleeding, as well as the side-effects associated with other newly released blood thinners, numerous lawsuits have been filed asserting drug makers did not adequately warn consumers about the risks associated with taking the new anticoagulants. Patient lawsuits center on the lack of warning on packages stating that Xarelto has no existing antidote should excessive bleeding occur.
Injured Patients May Be Entitled to Compensation
Drug makers have a duty to provide safe drugs. If there are risks present that could potentially cause harm, it is also the duty of drug makers to warn patients. Failure to fulfill these duties could result in the drug makers being held liable for injuries to patients.
Patients who are injured by Xarelto may be entitled to compensation, which can include:
- Medical expenses
- The extent of the injury
- Loss of income or ability to work
- Pain and suffering
If a patient dies from complications after taking Xarelto, family members may be entitled to compensation for the wrongful death of a loved one, including:
- Mental anguish
- Conscious pain and suffering of the loved one prior to death
- Loss of financial support or companionship
- Medical expenses attributable to the fatal injury
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If you or a loved one took Xarelto and suffered complications, 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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