An Oklahoma Xarelto lawsuit may be an option for people who took the blood thinner and developed serious health complications. The anticoagulant Xarelto has been linked to severe health risks, including potentially fatal internal bleeding, by patients who have filed Xarelto lawsuits against Bayer Healthcare and Janssen Pharmaceuticals. Xarelto attorneys in Oklahoma and other states allege that the drug makers failed to disclose the risks associated with Xarelto to the public.
If you or a loved one took Xarelto and suffered complications, including severe internal bleeding, contact Attorney Group for Oklahoma today to learn more about your options. We offer free, confidential, no-obligation consultations in which we can answer your questions. If you wish to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated Oklahoma Xarelto lawsuit attorney.
What is Xarelto?
Xarelto is a blood thinner that has been on the market since 2011. It is made and manufactured by Bayer Healthcare and Janssen Pharmaceuticals, and is often prescribed to reduce blood clot risks in those who have had knee or hip replacement surgery. Xarelto is also prescribed to reduce stroke risk in those with deep vein thrombosis and atrial fibrillation.
How Does Xarelto Work?
Xarelto stops the blood from clotting by blocking an important protein used for blood coagulation. As an anti-thrombotic, the drug is ultimately used to thin the blood so that life-threatening clots do not form. While some blood clotting is necessary and normal, certain patients are at higher risk for developing clots that can threaten their lives, and Xarelto is intended to help prevent those types of clots from forming.
What are the Risks of Xarelto?
Blood clots form in order to stop bleeding when there is an injury. While blood thinners and anti-thrombotics are often used to prevent clotting, patients claim that Xarelto can also cause bleeding that can be serious and may even lead to death.
Patients who have filed Xarelto lawsuits allege that the drug maker failed to warn of severe risks and side effects, including:
- Gastrointestinal bleeding
- Pulmonary embolism
- Hemoglobin reduction
Over 2,000 injuries linked to Xarelto have been reported to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, including approximately 180 deaths. Patients who have suffered severe side effects after taking Xarelto are encouraged to seek the counsel of an Oklahoma Xarelto lawyer to learn more about their legal rights.
Other Xarelto Side Effects
More common side effects of Xarelto include:
- Excessive bruising or bleeding
- Unusual swelling/discomfort/pain
- Severe headache or dizziness
- Black or bright red stools
- Brown, pink or red urine
- Low energy
- Muscle spasms
- Abnormal liver function
- Urinary tract infection
- Feeling tired or weak for long periods of time
- Unusual bleeding from the nose or gums
- Coughing up blood
- Upper abdominal pain
Why a Xarelto Lawsuit?
Patients and their family members who have filed Xarelto lawsuits claim that Xarelto is a dangerous and defective drug that causes severe complications, including fatal internal bleeding. They also allege that the drug makers failed to disclose the risks associated with the drug, and continued to market it despite knowledge of potential life-threatening complications.
How an Oklahoma Xarelto Lawsuit Can Help
Drug makers have a duty to provide safe drugs, and warn of any potentially dangerous side effects, like internal bleeding. If a drug maker fails to fulfill that duty, it could be held liable for injuries to patients that may result.
Patients who are injured by Xarelto may be entitled to compensation for damages resulting from their injuries, including
- Medical expenses
- The permanency of an injury,
- Loss of income or ability to work
- Pain and suffering
If a patient dies from complications after taking Xarelto, his or her family members may be entitled to compensation for a loved one’s wrongful death. This compensation may include mental anguish from the loss of a loved one, funeral expenses, loss of a loved one’s financial support, and conscious pain and suffering of a loved one prior to death.
Contact Us For More Information
If you or a loved one took Xarelto and suffered complications, contact Attorney Group for Oklahoma 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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