A New York Xarelto lawsuit may be an option for patients who took the medication and developed severe health complications. Since the anticoagulant medication Xarelto was approved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2011, many patients have claimed that it can cause potentially fatal internal bleeding. Xarelto attorneys in New York and other states allege that the drug makers failed to disclose the risks of dangerous bleeding and other complications associated with the drug.
If you or a loved one took Xarelto and suffered complications, contact Attorney Group for New York to learn more about your options. We can answer your questions, and if you wish to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated New York Xarelto lawsuit attorney. Your call is free, confidential, and without any obligation on your part.
What Is Xarelto?
Xarelto is made by Bayer Healthcare and Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. It is a blood thinner designed to prevent blood clots. It is approved for use as an anticoagulant in patients suffering from atrial fibrillation, and for patients who have had hip or knee replacement surgery because they may be at a higher risk of developing blood clots.
How Does Xarelto Work?
Some patients require a blood thinner for medical reasons. For example, blood tends to clot to an injury in order to stop excessive bleeding. Some people’s blood forms abnormal clots, which can detach and travel through the body, possibly cutting off blood flow to certain areas. Xarelto is an anti-thrombotic designed to reduce the risk of these clots forming.
What are the Risks of Xarelto?
Some bleeding is a common side effect of anticoagulants. However, many patients claim that uncontrollable, life-threatening hemorrhaging can occur with the use of Xarelto. Patients also claim that the drug is dangerous and defective because it lacks an antidote. More traditional anticoagulants, like Warfarin, have an antidote if hemorrhaging occurs, but no such solution currently exists in the case of Xarelto. Lawsuits allege that the makers knew this risk and still marketed it as a better option than other blood thinners, and that they did not provide enough information to doctors and patients on how to address any complications.
Significant injuries that have been linked to Xarelto include:
- Gastrointestinal bleeding
- Pulmonary embolism
- Reduction in hemoglobin
Other Xarelto Side Effects
Like most medications, Xarelto also comes with common side effects. These include:
- Pain in the back
- Bowel and bladder issues
- Coughing or throwing up blood
- Blood in stools
- Change in urine color
Patients who have suffered severe side effects after taking Xarelto are encouraged to seek the counsel of a New York Xarelto lawyer to learn more about their legal rights.
How a New York Xarelto Lawsuit Can Help
Drug makers have a duty to provide safe drugs. If there are potential risks of harm that a medication poses, drug makers must adequately warn patients. If that duty is unfulfilled, a drug maker can be held liable for injuries that may result.
Patients who are injured after taking Xarelto may be entitled to compensation, including:
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of income or ability to work
If a patient dies from complications after taking Xarelto, his or her family members may be entitled to wrongful death compensation, including pain and suffering from the loss of a loved one, conscious pain and suffering or a loved one prior to death, and loss of a loved one’s financial support.
Contact Us For More Information
If you or a loved one took Xarelto and suffered complications, contact Attorney Group for New York 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.
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