A Xarelto GI bleed has been noted as one of the severe side effects for which patients who used the blood thinning medication are seeking compensation. Other patients who suffered severe injuries linked to Xarelto may be eligible to pursue compensation with the help of an attorney in filing a Xarelto lawsuit.
For more information about a Xarelto GI bleed or other complications, contact Attorney Group. We offer free consultations and can answer questions related to your case. If you choose to pursue a claim, one of our affiliated attorneys can assist you in filing a lawsuit and seeking compensation for your injuries.
Xarelto GI Bleed and Other Side Effects
Xarelto is a blood thinner that is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a treatment to help lower the risk of blood clots in patients following hip or knee replacement surgery, as well as a treatment for deep vein thrombosis and other conditions.
As with most other drugs, taking Xarelto can result in side effects. More common Xarelto side effects include:
- Back pain
- Bloody Stools
- Bleeding Gums
- Prolonged Bleeding From Wounds
- Coughing Up Blood
- Red or Dark Brown Urine
Unlike warfarin, a widely used anticoagulant, Xarelto did not have an antidote when it was introduced. This has prompted claimants to allege that the drug is defective due to the lack of an antidote should a bleeding event occur. Patients also allege that drug makers Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Bayer Healthcare failed to disclose risks of severe and potentially life-threatening bleeding associated with Xarelto. More severe side effects that have been alleged in lawsuits include:
- GI Bleeding
- Brain Bleeding
- Rectal Bleeding
- Death from uncontrollable bleeding
Drug makers have a duty to provide safe drugs. If there is any risk of severe side effects that could pose a danger to patients, adequate warnings must be provided. Otherwise, patients may not be able to make an informed decision before taking a drug and could be at risk of a potentially life-threatening side effect for which the drug maker can be held liable.
Injured Patients May Be Entitled to Compensation
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 are injured by a Xarelto GI bleed 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, 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 from a Xarelto GI bleed are encouraged to seek the advice of a Xarelto lawsuit attorney to learn more about their rights and remedies.
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