A Mississippi Xarelto lawsuit may be an option for patients who took the drug and experienced complications. Xarelto, an anticoagulant drug made by Bayer Healthcare and Janssen Pharmaceuticals, has been the subject of many lawsuits that allege it causes severe complications, including life-threatening internal bleeding. Xarelto attorneys in Mississippi and other states allege that Xarelto is dangerous and defective, and that the drug makers failed to disclose its risks to the public.
If you or someone you love suffered complications after taking Xarelto, contact Attorney Group for Mississippi today to discuss your options. We offer free, confidential, no-obligation consultations in which we can answer your questions. If you decide to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated Mississippi Xarelto lawsuit attorney.
What Is Xarelto?
Xarelto is a blood thinner that was approved in 2011 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a treatment for patients with atrial fibrillation, deep vein thrombosis, and for those who have had hip and knee replacements. It has been alleged in lawsuits to cause severe complications, including injuries that the drug is supposed to treat.
How Does Xarelto Work?
While the blood typically clots to an injury to prevent excess bleeding, some people’s blood can clot abnormally, and the clots may block the blood flow to the heart, lungs, or brain, potentially causing a stroke or heart attack. Patients who suffer from atrial fibrillation can be prone to developing clots due to the abnormal heart rhythm associated with the condition, and those who have had knee and hip replacements can also be susceptible to blood clots. Xarelto is intended to thin the blood in order to lower the risk of dangerous blood clots.
What Are The Risks of Xarelto?
While many blood thinners involve side effects related to some bleeding, patients who have brought Xarelto lawsuits claim that the drug causes severe, uncontrollable bleeding that can be fatal. Significant risks that have been linked to Xarelto include:
- Gastrointestinal bleeding
- Pulmonary embolism
Patients may also be subject to more severe side effects when taking Xarelto. Since the drug was put on the market, the FDA has received over 2,000 reports of injuries that list Xarelto as a suspected cause, including approximately 183 deaths.
Why a Xarelto Lawsuit?
Patients who have filed Xarelto lawsuits are seeking compensation for injuries that they claim the drug caused. They also claim that the drug makers:
- Made a defective and dangerous drug that causes life-threatening injuries
- Failed to provide an antidote that could reverse Xarelto’s dangerous effects
- Failed to disclose the risks of the medication to the public
Patients who have suffered severe side effects after taking Xarelto are encouraged to seek the counsel of a Mississippi Xarelto lawyer to learn more about their legal rights.
Other Xarelto Side Effects
Outside of claims of severe injuries, Xarelto can cause a number of common side effects, including:
- Bloody/tarry stools
- Bladder/bowel function issues
- Increased bruising
- Bloody or strangely colored urine
- Coughing up or vomiting blood
- Back aches and pains
- Bleeding or swollen gums
How a Mississippi Xarelto Lawsuit Can Help
Drug makers have a duty to provide safe drugs and to warn of risks that may be associated with their drugs. If a drug maker fails to fulfill that duty, it could be held liable for injuries to patients that may result.
With the help of a Mississippi Xarelto lawsuit attorney, patients who are injured by Xarelto may be entitled to compensation for damages stemming from injuries, including:
- Medical expenses from the treatment of the injury
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish from an injury
- Loss of income or ability to work
- The permanency of the
If a patient dies of complications after taking Xarelto, his or her family members may be able to pursue wrongful death compensation, including funeral expenses, medical expenses attributable to the fatal injury, and mental anguish from the loss of a loved one.
Contact Us for More
If you or a loved one took Xarelto and suffered complications, contact Attorney Group for Mississippi 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.
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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