Xarelto attorneys note a March 2015 lawsuit filed by a man who alleges that he suffered personal injury as a result of taking the blood thinner medication Xarelto. The plaintiff also claims that the drug makers knew of the dangers of Xarelto and failed to adequately warn patients of the risks associated with the drug.
If you or a loved one took Xarelto and suffered complications, contact the Georgia Injury Attorney Group today to learn more about your options. We can answer your questions, and if you decide to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated Xarelto lawyer. Your call is free, confidential, and without any obligation.
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Patient Claims Drug Makers Failed to Warn of Life-Threatening Internal Bleeding
The major risk of anticoagulants, like Xarelto, is severe internal bleeding. While older blood thinners like warfarin also include a bleeding risk, there are treatments that can be provided capable of stemming excessive bleeding. However, there are currently no such emergency treatments available for Xarelto or similar drugs.
According to the Xarelto lawsuit filed in Georgia, the plaintiff was prescribed Xarelto by his doctor for a period of three days, but he stopped taking the drug after suffering from a large hemopericardium/pericardial effusion (presence of blood in the pericardial sac surrounding the heart), which required surgical attention. The plaintiff alleges in the lawsuit that the Xarelto drug makers:
- Failed to use reasonable care in marketing and promotion
- Fraudulently concealed the true nature of Xarelto
- Failed to disclose the inherent risks properly
- Engaged in deceitful action when marketing the drug
- Violated Georgia’s Fair Business Practices Act
Xarelto lawsuit attorneys in Georgia and other states are helping individuals who suffered severe and excessive bleeding after taking the drug.
Injured Patients May Be Entitled to Compensation
Drug makers have a duty to provide safe drugs. If there are risks of harm associated with their drugs, they also must provide adequate warnings. If a drug maker fails to fulfill this duty, it could be held liable for injuries that may result.
Patients who are injured by Xarelto 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 after taking Xarelto, his or her 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
Xarelto lawsuits filed in Georgia and other states are alleging these and other damages as a result of severe side effects from the blood thinning medication.
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