A new drug that was designed to reverse the effects of the blood-thinning medication Xarelto has shown promise during late-stage trials. Xarelto was placed on the market with no antidote to the risk of uncontrolled bleeding. The new drug could help counter these risks when patients suffer traumatic injuries or require emergency medical intervention. Patients who have suffered injury after taking Xarelto can seek compensation with the assistance of a Tennessee Xarelto attorney.
If you or a loved one took Xarelto and suffered complications, contact Attorney Group for Tennessee 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.
2016 Could See FDA Approval Of New Xarelto Reversal Agent
Late-stage testing indicates that a new drug from Portola Pharmaceuticals may be effective in reversing the anticoagulant effects of Xarelto and protecting patients from dangerous bleeding events. According to Reuters, a clinical trial involving 39 participants found that, compared to a placebo, the drug reduced activity of the component of Xarelto that prevents coagulation by 97 percent. Portola reportedly intends to request the approval of the drug, which could be the first approved antidote for Xarelto, by the beginning of 2016.
At present, the use of Xarelto can expose patients to a significant risk of serious bleeding events. Since the drug’s anticoagulant effects can currently not be reversed, people who suffer traumatic injuries while taking it may experience serious or even fatal bleeding episodes. Complications may also occur when patients require emergency medical procedures, such as surgery. People have already reported adverse events related to Xarelto, and some have filed lawsuits alleging that the manufacturers of Xarelto were negligent in failing to disclose the risk of these complications, the website reported.
Injured Patients May Be Entitled to Compensation
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 Tennessee Xarelto attorney to learn more about their rights and remedies.
Contact Us For More Information
If you or a loved one took Xarelto and suffered complications, including internal bleeding, contact Attorney Group for Tennessee 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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