A Missouri Xarelto lawsuit may be an option for patients who took the medication and developed serious complications, including uncontrollable bleeding. As with any medication, side effects are possible, however, some people allege that Xarelto manufacturer and marketer Bayer AG and Janssen have kept doctors and consumers in the dark about dangerous complications associated with the drug, including uncontrollable bleeding. Affected patients and their families may be eligible to file a lawsuit and recover compensation for their injuries with the help of a Missouri Xarelto lawsuit attorney.
For more information, contact Attorney Group for Missouri to learn more about your options. We offer free, confidential, no obligation consultations. We can help answer your questions, and if you choose to pursue a claim we can connect you with an affiliated Missouri Xarelto lawsuit attorney.
What is Xarelto?
Xarelto is medication prescribed to help with a variety of conditions, including deep vein thrombosis, that can occur in situations such as pregnancy or staying still for long periods of time. In circumstances like these, blood clots may form in the lower limbs and lead to leg swelling and leg tenderness. If the clots move up through the body and reach the lungs or heart, the situation can turn fatal.
Xarelto is also used to treat atrial fibrillation, a condition in which an irregular, rapid heart rate causes poor blood flow. Symptoms associated with atrial fibrillation include heart palpitations, shortness of breath and fatigue. Xarelto also helps many people by reducing the risk of clots after they receive knee or hip replacement surgery.
Xarelto Side Effects
Patients should take Xarelto as prescribed, according to WebMD. Even then, side effects such as allergic reactions, body weakness and/or copious bleeding are possible. In addition, severe side effects may include black or bloody bowel movements, constant fatigue, constant nosebleeds and continuous bloody gums or cuts. Some side effects such as non-prolonged bleeding from a cut as well as small bruises are more common, and by themselves, are not a cause for huge alarm. Patients should see a medical professional immediately if they experience these side effects becoming persistent and even more troubling.
There are many ways that patients can help themselves stay safe on Xarelto. According to WebMD, taking precautions such as avoiding contact sports and using soft toothbrushes when brushing teeth help avoid potential bleeding events.
According to safety information issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Xarelto patients may be at risk for serious complications, including renal impairment and severe bleeding. Because Xarelto is a blood thinner medication that reduces blood clotting, there is a risk of bleeding, and some bleeding events may lead to death.
In 2013, the FDA sent a letter to Johnson & Johnson, the parent company for Janssen, warning that one of its print ads was misrepresentative. The letter mentioned the fact that data on the effectiveness of Xarelto in some situations is inadequate.
Xarelto Lawsuit Claims
Some people who took Xarelto have died after experiencing severe bleeding events. According to a Xarelto lawsuit, the plaintiffs claim that a family member died in 2012 after being on Xarelto for fewer than 10 days for atrial fibrillation. Lawsuits, such as this one, allege that Bayer AG and Janssen overinflated the effectiveness of Xarelto while downplaying the risk of serious side effects. Other Xarelto lawsuits have been filed after plaintiffs’ loved ones died while taking the drug for conditions such as deep vein thrombosis or after suffering bleeding from tiny cuts.
How a Missouri Xarelto Lawsuit Can Help
Drug makers have a duty to provide safe products. If there are risks of harm associated with their products, they also must provide adequate warnings. If a drug maker fails to fulfill this duty, it could be held liable in lawsuits for injuries that may result.
People injured by bad drugs may be eligible to recover money for:
- Medical Expenses
- Lost Wages
- Pain and Suffering
The families of those who have died may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.
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