Xarelto attorneys note a 2014 lawsuit filed by a man’s widow, claiming that drug makers Bayer Healthcare and Janssen Pharmaceuticals concealed their knowledge of Xarelto internal bleeding risks. The widely used anticoagulant has been alleged in lawsuits that to cause uncontrollable and fatal bleeding. Drug makers have been accused of failing to disclose Xarelto’s risks.
If you or a loved one took Xarelto and suffered complications, including internal bleeding, contact Attorney Group for Kentucky to learn more about your options. We can answer your questions, and if you wish to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated Xarelto lawyer.
Widow Files Lawsuit on Behalf of Deceased Husband
According to the widow’s lawsuit, her husband was first prescribed Xarelto in January 2012 to treat atrial fibrillation. Following his taking of the drug, the man suffered a subdural hemorrhage that required hospitalization in June 2012. Medical professionals attempted to stop his bleeding, but the man died.
According to the widow’s complaint, the drug makers:
“[C]oncealed their knowledge that Xarelto can cause life threatening, irreversible bleeds … consumers, the general public, and the medical community. The Defendants did not adequately warn of the irreversible nature of Xarelto. Specifically, [the] Defendants did not adequately inform consumers and the prescribing medical community about the risks of uncontrollable bleeds associated with Xarelto usage…”
The widow also claims that the drug makers failed to warn about the lack of an antidote that would be able to stop Xarelto internal bleeding should it occur, and “side-stepped” the issue of reversing Xarelto internal bleeding.
Injured Patients May Be Entitled to Compensation
Drug makers have a duty to provide safe drugs, and to warn of potential side effects that could be dangerous to patients. If that duty goes unfulfilled, a drug maker can be held liable for injuries that may result.
Patients who are injured after taking Xarelto may be entitled to compensation for damages resulting from their injuries. Compensation can include medical expenses, the extent of an injury, pain, suffering, and mental anguish, and loss of income or ability to work.
If a patient dies after taking Xarelto, his or her family members may be able to pursue wrongful death damages, which may include loss of companionship or financial support from a loved one, pain, suffering, and mental anguish from the loss of a loved one, conscious pain and suffering of a loved one before death, and medical expenses attributable to a fatal injury.
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If you or a loved one took Xarelto and suffered complications, contact Attorney Group for Kentucky 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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