An investigation into the deaths and side effects allegedly associated with three popular anticoagulants, including Xarelto, suggest that they may be linked to as many as 8,000 deaths since 2010. While these drugs are intended to streamline ease-of-use by not requiring regular blood testing, patients taking them may also face elevated risks of side effects and death according to the investigation. Affected families may be eligible to pursue claims for compensation with the assistance of a Pennsylvania Xarelto injury attorney.
If you or a loved one took Xarelto and suffered uncontrolled bleeding or other side effects, contact Attorney Group for Pennsylvania today to learn more about your options. We can answer your questions in a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation, and if you wish to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated Xarelto lawsuit attorney.
Report: 8,000 Deaths May Be Linked To Three Anticoagulants Since 2010
According to the Naples Daily News, an investigation conducted by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and MedPage Today suggests that three prescription anticoagulants, Xarelto, Pradaxa and Eliquis, intended to be convenient substitutions for warfarin, may be responsible for up to 90 percent of anticoagulant-related deaths, despite the fact that they account for less than 10 percent of all anticoagulant prescriptions.
Marketed as more convenient than traditional blood thinners like warfarin because they don’t require regular blood testing, the three anticoagulants have been allegedly linked to roughly 8,000 deaths since 2010. The three drugs have also led to reports of more than 58,000 serious side effects from users since they were first introduced to the market. Warfarin, comparatively, is the subject of less than 8,000 serious side-effect claims and has been linked to only 700 deaths among users since 2010. A fourth new anticoagulant, Savaysa, was also recently approved for use, although statistics for this drug are not yet available, the website reported.
How a Pennsylvania Xarelto Injury Attorney Can Help
Drug manufacturers have a duty to ensure their products are accompanied by full and accurate instructions and warnings to guide prescribing doctors and other health care providers in making treatment decisions. If a drug maker fails to fulfill this duty, it could be held liable in lawsuits for injuries that may result.
Patients who have been injured by Xarelto may be entitled to compensation for damages, including:
- Medical expenses
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish
- Loss of income or ability to work
If a patient dies from complications after taking Xarelto, his or her family members may be able to pursue claims for their loved one’s wrongful death. Compensation may include:
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish from the loss of a loved one
- Loss of financial support of a loved one
- Funeral expenses
Affected patients are encouraged to speak with a Pennsylvania Xarelto injury attorney to learn more about their rights and remedies.
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If you or a loved one took Xarelto and suffered complications, including internal bleeding, contact Attorney Group for Pennsylvania 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].
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