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Xarelto Lawsuits

Dangerous, and possibly fatal side effects attributed to Xarelto.

The blood-thinner Xarelto has been linked to numerous cases of uncontrolled bleeding, an extremely dangerous side-effect which, with no known reversal agent, can be fatal. If you or a loved one suffered uncontrolled bleeding after taking this potentially dangerous blood thinner, you may be eligible to file a Xaralto lawsuit against Bayer, the drug’s manufacturer and against Janssen Pharmaceuticals, the drug’s marketer and a subsidiary of pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson.

Is a Xarelto lawsuit right for you?

If you have experienced any of the following, consider holding Bayer and Janssen Pharmaceuticals accountable:

  • Financial hardship caused by emergency visits, ongoing care, and lost wages.
  • Emotional distress from caring for loved ones suffering medical problems.
  • The burden of funeral expenses.
Did you experience uncontrolled bleeding after taking Xarelto? Call for a free, no-obligation case review: 877-803-2897

Free, No-Obligation Case Review

If you or a loved one took Xarelto and suffered from irreversible bleeding, you may have grounds for a Xarelto lawsuit to seek compensation for medical bills, injuries and emotional trauma. Contact us today at 877-803-2897 for a free, confidential case review to assess your situation and explore your legal options.

What is Xarelto?

Xarelto (rivaroxaban) is one of the newest blood thinners on the market. Approved by the FDA in 2011, Xarelto is manufactured by Bayer and marketed in the U.S. by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. In 2015 alone, Xarelto brought in an estimated $2 billion in earnings for Bayer and J&J. Second quarter 2016 earnings topped even J&J’s estimates, with a reported $563.5 million in Xarelto earnings.

Xarelto belongs to a class of medications known as Factor Xa inhibitors and is prescribed to millions of people to prevent blood clots that cause strokes. It works by blocking a specific protein in the blood called factor Xa that normally starts the clotting process. By stopping the production of clotting enzymes called thrombin, Xarelto prevents clots from forming. Because the drug is designed to stop the blood from clotting, it can potentially make injuries – even minor ones, significantly more dangerous.

Xarelto injuries may include:

  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Brain hemorrhage
  • Subdural hematoma
  • Epidural hematoma
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Blood Clots
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Liver issues

As Xarelto use increases, so do Xarelto injuries.

Oral anticoagulants, like Xarelto, are considered one of the highest risk outpatient drug therapies in use today. The FDA has received thousands adverse event reports linked to Xarelto. Xarelto (rivaroxaban) is also named on the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP)  list of high-alert medications, meaning it has a “heightened risk of causing significant patient harm” when used in error.

As of fourth quarter 2015, ISMP reported that Xarelto accounted for the largest number of reported cases of serious injury among regularly monitored drugs, with a total of 10,674 reports, including 1,121 patient deaths and 4,508 injuries requiring hospitalization. The most frequent side effect was hemorrhage, accounting for 8,643 cases.

Xarelto and Uncontrolled Bleeding

Xarelto can potentially cause many types of uncontrolled bleeding, including internal and abdominal bleeding that may go unnoticed for a long period of time. With no known antidote or reversal agent, doctors currently have no way to immediately halt bleeds occurring in patients using the drug. Xarelto can take as long as 24 hours to be flushed out of the system, and possibly longer for senior adults for whom the anticoagulation effect may last longer. For this reason, seniors may be at increased risk for possibly fatal bleeds, especially if they fall or hit their heads.

If you took Xarelto and had internal bleeding or pulmonary embolism, you may have legal options: 877-803-2897

Serious Xarelto Side Effects

By far, the most dangerous side effect for individuals taking Xarelto is uncontrolled bleeding. If bleeding occurs near major organs, such as the brain, lungs or kidneys, blood flow to that organ can be interrupted, causing it to lose some or all of its functionality. Also, severe brain bleeds, or parenchymal or intraparenchymal hemorrhages, are often fatal for individuals taking Xarelto.

Xarelto has no known antidote.

Xarelto danger lies in the fact that it has no known antidote, or reversal agent, for uncontrolled bleeding. Xarelto users who have filed lawsuits claim that they were not adequately warned about the medication’s risk and that Bayer released a dangerous drug and misled the public about its safety.

FDA Advisory:

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has advised those taking Xarelto to seek immediate medical attention if you experience any of the following:

  • Frequent nose bleeds
  • Unusual bleeding in the gums
  • Red, pink or brown urine
  • Severe uncontrolled bleeding
  • Bright red or black stool that looks like tar
  • Vaginal bleeding or menstrual bleeding that is heavier than normal
  • Wounds with pain, swelling or new drainage at the site
  • Coughing up blood or blood clots
  • Headaches, feeling weak and dizzy
  • Blood in vomit or vomit that looks like “coffee grounds”

Did Bayer and Johnson & Johnson put profit over public safety?

There are currently more than 4,500 Xarelto cases consolidated in federal multidistrict litigation before Judge Eldon E. Fallon in Louisiana under MDL-2592. Lawsuits claim the drug’s makers misrepresented the safety and effectiveness of the drug.

Plaintiffs allege the companies continued to sell Xarelto even when they knew it was dangerous. Plaintiffs also contend that had they known about the severe risks associated with Xarelto, they would not have taken the drug and may have avoided the serious injuries they suffered. Discovery is underway with Defendants and Plaintiffs exchanging information. Many more Xarelto lawsuits have been filed in state courts.

Does Xarelto leave users more vulnerable to internal bleeding?

Bayer and J&J advertise that Xarelto is safe and more convenient than warfarin. In a 2014 report, The Institute for Safe Medicine Practices (ISMP) found that in the first quarter of 2013 alone, nearly 700 people suffered adverse events from Xarelto, including bleeding.

While risk of bleeding exists with all blood thinners, Xarelto is considered more dangerous than most because it does not have a known antidote or reversal agent. Other treatments, including dialysis, have proven to be ineffective for flushing Xarelto out of a patient’s system. While Warfarin, one of the oldest blood thinners on the market, may also cause bleeding, ER doctors can rely on several known antidotes, including vitamin K, to stop a patient’s uncontrolled bleeding.

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Allegations against Bayer and Janssen Pharmaceuticals include that they:

Recklessly placed a more dangerous drug into the market, that has no great advantage over existing medications;

Knowingly promoted Xarelto as a more convenient solution for blood thinning despite the fact that there was no known reversal agent; and

Failed to warn the public of the dangers of irreversible bleeding caused by Xarelto.

Did you or a loved one experience uncontrolled bleeding after taking Xarelto? Call us: 877-568-8304

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Is There An FDA Xarelto Recall?

To date, there has not been a recall on Xarelto. The FDA has issued several important safety communications regarding Xarelto and two “black box warnings”. A black box warning is the most stringent warning the FDA can issue and is designed to call attention to serious or life-threatening risks.

FDA Black Box Warnings

  • The FDA placed a black box warning on Xarelto for serious complications associated with the drug. In clinical trials, patients with atrial fibrillation when switching from Xarelto to Warfarin had an increased risk of stroke.
  • People who take Xarelto and have spinal injections, epidurals or other surgery may have an increased risk of forming a blood clot in the spine that can cause paralysis. The risk of spinal clotting is increased for people who take NSAIDS like aspirin and ibuprofen or people who have a history of spinal problems and surgery.

Do you need a Xarelto Lawyer?

Dealing with health problems caused by a dangerous drug can be expensive and exhausting. Medical bills and lost wages only add to the stress and frustration of recovering from a serious injury. Sometimes filing a lawsuit is the only way to reduce financial strain and help alleviate emotional pain and suffering.

Plaintiffs across the country claim that that corporate giants such as Bayer and Janssen Pharmaceuticals know of the risks associated with Xarelto, but continue to market the product at a rapid pace without warning consumers. Xarelto’s makers are accused of several counts of negligence and failure to warn.

While our Xarelto lawyers can’t undo the damage that has already been done, we will do everything in our power to hold drug manufacturers responsible for putting profit over patient safety.

We don’t get paid unless you win. Period.

The last thing you need to worry about is how to pay for an attorney when you are juggling medical bills, time off work, etc. We’ll handle your Xarelto lawsuit case on a contingency basis, which means there are never any out-of-pocket fees or expenses. We only get paid if we win compensation for you ― either through settlement or a trial.

We fight big pharma.

McDonald Law Firm has taken on some of the world’s largest drug and medical device manufacturers. Our lawyers have tried more than 200 cases to jury verdict and have successfully represented thousands of clients who have suffered due to defective medical devices and dangerous drugs, including hip implants, transvaginal mesh, silicone gel breast implants, Fen/phen, Baycol and Vioxx.

McDonald Law Firm is currently investigating claims by patients who have suffered severe injury after taking Xarelto. If you are suffering or have lost a loved one, we encourage you to contact us today to find out how you can hold drug manufacturers responsible for jeopardizing your life and livelihood.  You may be eligible for compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, among other things.

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