Xarelto, also known as rivaroxaban, is an anticoagulant prescribed to help prevent blood clots in patients who have undergone hip or knee replacement surgery, as well as in individuals who suffer from an irregular heartbeat. Xarelto lawsuits filed against drug makers Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Bayer Healthcare that allege deadly Xarelto side effects, including internal bleeding.
If you or a loved one suffered internal bleeding or other severe side effects after taking Xarelto, contact Attorney Group to learn more about your options. We can answer your questions for free, confidentially, and without any obligation on your part. If you choose to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated Xarelto attorney.
Xarelto Side Effects May Include Severe Internal Bleeding
Like many medications, Xarelto can cause a number of side effects. According to WebMD, Xarelto patients may suffer minor bleeding or easy bruising. Serious allergic reactions to the include:
- Breathing problems
- Swelling of the tongue, face and throat
- Intense dizziness
If the medication interferes with the body’s blood clotting proteins, it can result in serious bleeding. Indications of serious bleeding include:
- Unusual bruising
- Coughing up blood
- Dark or bloody bowel movements
- Trouble swallowing
- Chronic nosebleeds
- Dark-colored urine
In some cases, Xarelto side effects have been reported to include severe bleeding, which is indicated by slurred speech, changes in vision, isolated weakness on a single side of the body, and disorientation.
Injured Patients May Be Entitled to Compensation
It is the duty of drug makers to provide drugs that are safe. If a drug can potentially cause adverse side effects, warnings must be provided. Otherwise, the drug maker can be liable for any injuries to patients that may result.
If a Xarelto patient suffers complications, he or she may be entitled to compensation that can include:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Loss of wages or ability to work
- Pain, suffering and mental anguish resulting from an injury including potential internal bleeding
If a Xarelto patient dies after suffering complications, his or her family members may be able to pursue wrongful death damages on behalf of their deceased loved one. Compensation may include:
- Medical expenses attributable to the fatal injury
- Conscious pain and suffering of a loved one prior to death
- Loss of relationship with a loved one
- Loss of financial support
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish resulting from the loss of a loved one
Patients who have suffered severe side effects after taking Xarelto, as well as the families of those who have died as a result of complications with the drug, are encouraged to seek the advice of a Xarelto side effects attorney to learn more about their rights and remedies.
The Time to Pursue a Claim is Limited. Contact Us Today.
If you or a loved one took Xarelto and suffered complications, including severe internal bleeding, contact Attorney Group. 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 or file a lawsuit for an injury. If you think you have a case, you should not delay taking action.