A Texas Xarelto lawsuit may be an option for patients who took the medication and developed serious complications. Xarelto is an anticoagulant drug, manufactured by Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Bayer Healthcare that has been linked to potentially fatal injuries, including life-threatening internal bleeding. Xarelto attorneys in Texas and other states allege that Xarelto is a dangerous drug, and that the drug makers failed to disclose its risks to patients.
If you or a loved one took Xarelto and suffered complications, contact Attorney Group for Texas 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 Texas Xarelto lawsuit attorney. Your call is free, confidential, and without any obligation on your part.
What is Xarelto?
Xarelto is an oral blood thinner prescription drug that is used to lessen the risk of blood clots and stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation, deep vein thrombosis, and those who have had hip and knee replacements. Unlike older anticoagulants that require a physician to prescribe specific doses for each individual, Xarelto is a new type of oral anticoagulant prescribed in one uniform dose, so it has been marketed as a more convenient alternative to more traditional anticoagulants, like warfarin.
How Does Xarelto Work?
Xarelto operates by blocking one of the enzymes that blood needs to clot. Blood clots usually only form to stop bleeding that is a result of injury to tissue in the body. However, a blood clot known as a thrombus can abnormally form within the blood vessels. This can be dangerous because the clot may detach and travel in the bloodstream, get lodged in a blood vessel, and block the blood supply to a vital organ such as the brain, lungs, or heart. Xarelto is intended to prevent and treat these types of blood clots.
What are the Risks of Xarelto?
The risk of some bleeding is a known side effect of blood thinners. However, patients who are bringing claims against the makers of Xarelto allege that it causes unstoppable, fatal internal bleeding. In fact, some patients claim to have suffered complications from taking Xarelto right after having surgery. Significant risks that have been linked to Xarelto include:
- Gastrointestinal bleeding
- Pulmonary embolism
- Internal bleeding in other areas
Why a Xarelto Lawsuit?
Xarelto lawsuits are being filed because patients claim that the drug can cause fatal injuries, and that the drug makers:
- Made a dangerous and defective drug
- Failed to disclose the risks of Xarelto to the public
- Continued to market and sell the drug despite knowledge of potentially fatal risks
Lawsuits also allege that the drug makers were negligent to not provide an antidote to reverse the effects of Xarelto in the event of severe internal bleeding. Patients who have suffered severe side effects after taking Xarelto are encouraged to seek the counsel of a Texas Xarelto lawyer to learn more about their legal rights.
Other Xarelto Side Effects
Xarelto, like many medications, can cause a number of common side effects. Outside claims of severe injuries, common side effects of Xarelto include:
- Back pain and headaches
- Bowel and bladder function problems
- Excessive bruising
- Swollen or bleeding gums
- Coughing or vomiting blood
How a Texas Xarelto Lawsuit Can Help
Drug makers have a duty to provide drugs that are safe. If a risk of harm is posed by a drug, the drug maker must also provide adequate warnings to patients. Otherwise, it could be held liable for injuries that may result.
Patients who have been injured after taking Xarelto may be entitled to compensation, which may include:
- Medical expenses
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish from an injury
- The permanency of the injury
- Loss of income or ability to work
If a patient dies after taking Xarelto, his or her family members may be entitled to compensation for the wrongful death of a loved one, including:
- Loss of relationship with a loved one
- Funeral expenses
- Medical expenses attributable to the fatal injury
Contact Us For More Information
If you or a loved one took Xarelto and suffered complications, contact Attorney Group for Texas 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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