A Xarelto surgical site infection could lead to additional claims against makers of the blood-thinning drug, who are already facing Xarelto bleeding lawsuits. Medical research suggests that rates of infection increase significantly when Xarelto and similar blood thinners are used during hip and knee replacement surgeries. Affected patients may be eligible to seek compensation with the help of a Xarelto lawsuit attorney.
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Study: Xarelto Surgical Site Infection
According to a study reported on by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons:
The rate of wound complications in British patients undergoing total knee or total hip replacement rose significantly when the anticoagulant rivaroxaban [brand name, Xarleto] was used in place of tinzaparin for thromboprophylaxis. When physicians noted this and returned to using tinzaparin, the return to surgery rate decreased.
Surgical site infections in hip and knee replacement patients can lead to painful and life-threatening complications. In some cases, the infection penetrates to the implanted device, requiring its removal. When this happens, patients will be without a permanent joint and are often given a “spacer” device for the joint or a temporary implant while the infection clears – a process that can take weeks, during which the patient is immobilized and given intravenous antibiotics.
Surgical site infection are also at issue in Bair Hugger lawsuits, where it is alleged that the forced air warming blanket is causing germs in operating rooms to enter surgical sites. Joint replacement patients are alleged to be susceptible to these infections.
Hip and knee replacement patients who have suffered from surgical site infections may be eligible to pursue a surgical site infection lawsuit and seek compensation for their injuries.
Injured Patients May Be Entitled to Compensation
Drug and device manufacturers have a duty to ensure their products are accompanied by full and accurate instructions and warnings to guide prescribing doctors and other health care providers in making treatment decisions. If a drug maker fails to fulfill this duty, it could be held liable in lawsuits for injuries that may result.
Patients who are injured by a drug or medical device may be entitled to compensation for damages, including:
- Medical expenses
- The permanency of the injury
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish
- Loss of income or ability to work
If a patient dies from complications from a medical device or after taking a drug, family members may be entitled to compensation for the wrongful death of their loved one, including:
- Conscious pain and suffering of a loved one prior to death
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish from the loss of a loved one
- Funeral expenses
Patients who have suffered severe side effects after taking Xarelto, as well as the families of those who have died as a result of complications with the drug, are encouraged to seek the advice of a Xarelto surgical site infection lawsuit attorney to learn more about their rights and remedies.
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