A Kansas Xarelto lawsuit may be an option for patients who took the blood thinner and suffered serious complications. The widely-used blood thinner Xarelto, made by Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Bayer Healthcare, has been alleged in lawsuits to cause potentially fatal internal bleeding and other complications. Xarelto attorneys in Kansas and other states allege that Xarelto is a dangerous and defective drug, and that the drug makers failed to disclose the risks Xarelto poses to patients.
If you or a loved one took Xarelto and have suffered severe complications, contact Attorney Group for Kansas today to learn more about your options in a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation. If you decide to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated Kansas Xarelto lawsuit attorney.
What Is Xarelto?
Xarelto is a blood thinner designed to prevent clotting, and was approved in 2011 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in patients suffering from atrial fibrillation, deep vein thrombosis, and those who have had hip and knee replacements. It has been alleged in lawsuits to cause severe complications, including potentially fatal internal bleeding.
How Does Xarelto Work?
Xarelto works by altering the action of a special enzyme called Factor X that is involved with blood clotting. Typically, the body creates blood clots when a person is injured as a way to prevent excessive bleeding. However, some people can form clots abnormally that can migrate to different areas of the body and cause life-threatening injuries, such as a stroke. Xarelto affects this response by thinning the blood and preventing clots from forming.
What are the Risks of Xarelto?
In addition to the claimed risk of internal bleeding, there are additional risks that patients claim are associated with taking Xarelto. One is that using the medication can increase the risk of uncontrollable and fatal hemorrhaging. There are also reports that taking Xarelto has the potential to lead to severe post-surgical complications. Significant risks that patients have linked to Xarelto include:
- Gastrointestinal bleeding
- Other severe internal bleeding
- Pulmonary embolism
- Hemoglobin reduction
Since the medication’s approval in 2011, Xarelto has been linked to injuries in over 2,000 reports to the FDA, as well as approximately 180 deaths.
Other Xarelto Side Effects
Like many medications, Xarelto can cause a number of common side effects, including:
- Muscle spasms
- Swollen or bleeding gums
- Bloody urine
- Easy bruising
- Dark colored urine
How a Kansas Xarelto Lawsuit Can Help
Patients who claim they have been injured by Xarelto allege that the drug makers:
- Made a dangerous and defective drug
- Failed to disclose the fatal risks of Xarelto to the public
- Continued to market Xarelto as effective and safe despite knowledge of its dangers
Patients who have suffered severe side effects after taking Xarelto are encouraged to seek the counsel of a Kansas Xarelto lawsuit attorney to learn more about their legal rights.
Injured Patients May Be Entitled to Compensation
To provide safe drugs and warn of potential risks of harm to patients is the duty of drug makers. If they fail to fulfill that duty, they could be held liable for injuries that may result. Patients who have been injured by Xarelto may be entitled to compensation for damages resulting from injuries, including:
- Medical expenses
- Mental anguish
- Suffering and pain
- Loss of income
- Inability to work
If a patient dies after taking Xarelto, family members may be entitled to wrongful death compensation, including:
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of relationship with a loved one
- Medical expenses attributable to the fatal injury
- A loved one’s conscious pain and suffering prior to death
Contact Us For More Information
If you or a loved one suffered complications after taking Xarelto, contact Attorney Group for Kansas 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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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