A Tennessee Xarelto lawsuit may be an option for people who have been injured by the blood thinner. The anticoagulant medication Xarelto has been linked to severe complications, including potentially fatal internal bleeding. Xarelto attorneys in Tennessee and other states allege that Xarelto is dangerous and defective, and that the drug makers, Bayer Healthcare and Janssen Pharmaceuticals, failed to disclose the risks associated with Xarelto to the public.
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 consultation that is free, confidential, and without any obligation on your part. If you decide to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated Tennessee Xarelto lawsuit attorney.
What is Xarelto?
Xarelto is a blood thinner that was approved in 2011 for use in patients who have had knee or hip replacement surgery, for patients with atrial fibrillation, and for patients with pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis. It has been linked to severe injuries, including potentially fatal internal bleeding.
How Does Xarelto Work?
Blood thinners, like Xarelto, are intended to work by preventing the blood from forming clots in the heart or other parts of the body that can cause life-threatening injuries, including strokes. The medication is often prescribed to patients with atrial fibrillation, or those who have recently had hip or knee replacement surgery because they are more vulnerable to blood clots.
What are the Risks of Xarelto?
Like most blood thinners, some bleeding is a common side effect. However, patients claim that Xarelto causes severe and uncontrollable bleeding that can be fatal. Reported risks of Xarelto include:
- Gastrointestinal bleeding
- Pulmonary embolism
- Hemoglobin reduction
- Severe internal bleeding in other parts of the body
Since its approval in 2011, Xarelto has been linked to 2,000 injury reports 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 a Tennessee Xarelto lawyer to learn more about their legal rights.
Why Xarelto Lawsuits?
Xarelto patients who have suffered severe internal bleeding and other complications, as well as family members of patients who have died after taking the drug claim that Xarelto is dangerous and defective. Patients and their family members are filing Xarelto lawsuits that seek compensation for damages resulting from injuries or the deaths of loved ones. In addition to allegations that Xarelto is defective, the lawsuits also allege that the drug makers failed to disclose the risks associated with the drug, and that they were negligent to not provide an antidote in the event of severe internal bleeding.
Other Xarelto Side Effects
More common Xarelto side effects include:
- Bleeding from the nose or gums
- New drainage, pain or swelling at wound sites
- Severe bleeding
- Dizziness, headaches, or weakness
- Brown, pink or red urine
- Black or bright red stools
- Blood clots or coughing up blood
- Blood in vomit
- Unusual, severe bleeding that can’t be controlled
- Back pain
- Difficulty swallowing or breathing
- Bladder or bowel dysfunction
How a Tennessee Xarelto Lawsuit Can Help
Drug makers have a duty to provide drugs that are safe, and to warn of any risks that may come with their use. If a drug maker fails to fulfill that duty, it could be held liable for any injuries that may result.
Patients who are injured by Xarelto may be entitled to compensation for damages, including:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of income or ability to work
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish from an injury
- The extent of an injury
If a patient dies from complications after taking Xarelto, his or her family members may be able to pursue claims for wrongful death damages, including:
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of a loved one’s financial support
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish from the loss of a loved one
- Funeral expenses
Contact Us For More Information
If you or a loved one suffered injuries after taking Xarelto, 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.
See our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information, and contact Attorney Group for Tennessee today.