A Nevada Xarelto lawsuit may be an option for patients who claim that the drug manufacturers, Johnson & Johnson and Bayer Healthcare, failed to inform people of the life-threatening risks associated with taking the drug Xarelto, most notably the risk of uncontrollable bleeding. Injuries associated with Xarelto also include pulmonary embolisms or blood clots in their lungs. Affected patients and the families of those who have died from their injuries, some of whom are working with a Nevada Xarelto lawsuit attorney, are seeking compensation for their injuries.
If you or a loved one suffered severe complications after taking Xarelto, contact Attorney Group for Nevada to learn more about your options. We offer free, confidential, no obligation consultations. We can help answer your questions, and if you have a case we can connect you with an affiliated Nevada Xarelto lawsuit attorney who can help you throughout the legal process.
What Is Xarelto?
Approved in 2011 by the FDA, Xarelto is a type of blood thinner medication. Designed to prevent the development of blood clots, Xarleto is often prescribed to patients with atrial fibrillation because it can potentially keep them from suffering from a stroke. Xarelto is also used to help patients who recently underwent a knee or a hip replacement because it can help prevent blood clots.
How Does Xarelto Work?
The main purpose of Xarelto is to keep the blood from forming clots. Most people’s blood will naturally form clots when they are injured so that they do not bleed excessively. However, some people’s blood forms these clots abnormally, putting them at a risk of having clots develop in their blood vessels. When Xarelto is prescribed, it thins out the blood so that these clots do not detach themselves from the blood vessels and travel throughout the body or form in the first place.
Risk of Injury
The risk of excessive bleeding is already a known side effect of taking blood thinners. However, many patients who have filed a lawsuit against the makers of Xarelto claim that although bleeding is a risk, the drug creates a risk of potentially fatal hemorrhaging that is uncontrollable. Many of these patients dealt with this complication right after undergoing surgery. As a result, those who take Xarelto will find that the medication now comes with a warning that bleeding-related injuries are a possibility.
Risk of Xarelto
One of the main risks associated with taking Xarelto is that it causes severe gastrointestinal bleeding. This type of bleeding can occur in the upper intestine, colon, bowel, anus, or anywhere else inside of a person’s digestive tract. Even though gastrointestinal bleeding can be detected by using several different methods, often, these methods require time-intensive testing. Due to this, patients who are hemorrhaging may be unaware that this type of bleed is taking place, resulting in the need for blood transfusions and additional medical care and treatment.
Many of the lawsuits brought against the makers of Xarelto claim that even though these companies knew that this medication was linked to severe side effects, they still marketed it as a beneficial alternative to other anticoagulant drugs, like warfarin. Lawsuits claim that the drugmakers:
- Tried to deceive the public about the benefits of Xarelto in order to make more sales
- Knew that Xarelto caused excessive bleeding, but hid their knowledge of this fact
- Started marketing the drug before conducting clinical trials that examined the effects that Xarelto had on the human body
- Did not properly disclose the risks that are associated with taking this drug
Additionally, some claim that the makes of Xarelto did not properly inform the medical community regarding how to treat patients who suffered from serious complications after taking this drug.
Other Side Effects
In addition to life-threatening bleeding, there are many other side effects that can occur while taking Xarelto. For example, patients taking this drug may experience back pain, swollen or bleeding gums, problems with their bowel and bladder functions, and excessive bleeding. They may also experience headaches, bloody or tarry stools, dizziness, and bloody urine.
Although some patients do not suffer any side effects after taking Xarelto, there have been over 2,000 reports made to the FDA by those who took this medication claiming that they experienced severe consequences from taking this drug.
Affected patients are encouraged to seek legal counsel from a Nevada Xarelto lawsuit attorney to help learn their rights and remedies against the drug makers.
How a Nevada 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.
Contact Us For More Information
If you or a loved one suffered severe side effects, including uncontrollable bleeding, after taking Xarelto, contact Attorney Group for Nevada 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].
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.
See our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information, and contact Attorney Group for Nevada today.