An Iowa Xarelto attorney notes that patients injured by the widely prescribed blood thinner are seeking compensation from the drug’s maker and claiming that the risks associated with the drug were not adequately disclosed. Other affected patients may be eligible to file an Iowa Xarelto lawsuit.
For more information, contact Attorney Group for Iowa 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 Iowa Xarelto attorney.
Lawsuit: Drug Makers Were Misleading When Marketing Xarelto
A New Jersey man is seeking damages from the companies that manufacture and market the blood-thinner Xarelto, claiming that they presented the drug to the public in a negligent and fraudulent way. According to The Louisiana Record, the lawsuit alleges that the makers of Xarelto were misleading when they marketed the drug as safe and that they also inaccurately portrayed the risks associated with taking Xarelto as comparable to the risks that come with taking any blood thinner. However, unlike some other blood-thinning agents, Xarelto lacked an antidote to counter the risks of internal bleeding when it was first placed on the market.
According to the lawsuit, filed in November 2015, the plaintiff suffered a potentially deadly gastrointestinal bleeding event about six months after he began taking Xarelto. This episode caused the plaintiff to incur medical expenses, lose income and suffer significant emotional distress and has also left the plaintiff with permanent injuries. He is now seeking a jury trial and damages to address all of these unnecessary losses, the website reported.
How an Iowa Xarelto Attorney Can Help
Drug 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 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 their loved one’s wrongful death. Compensation may include:
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish from the loss of a loved one
- Loss of financial support of a loved one
- Funeral expenses
Affected patients are encouraged to speak with an Iowa Xarelto 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 Iowa 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].
When you contact us, an attorney will follow up with you to speak with you about your case or answer questions that you might have. There is no cost or obligation to speak with us, and any information you provide will be kept confidential.
Please note that the law limits the time you have to pursue a claim for an injury. If you think you have a case, you should not delay taking action.
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