A growing number of people across the nation are coming forward with claims of serious uncontrolled bleeding event, hemorrhages, or blood clots allegedly resulting from taking the popular anticoagulant. Contact our Xarelto lawsuit attorneys now to learn about your legal options.:
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Xarelto (rivaroxaban), like other anti-coagulants, is used to prevent blood clotting – and is often prescribed following hip replacement surgery, knee or other similar surgical joint treatments. Unlike previously used blood thinners such as warfarin (coumadin), (Related: See also Coumadin Lawsuit) there is no antidote for doctors to implement to treat uncontrolled bleeding, and Xarelto litigators claim you may not have been adequately warned of the risks.
This lack of an antidote has led to a growing number of national lawsuit claims alleging a number of uncontrolled bleeding side effects including: cardiac problems, cerebral hemorrhaging, topical hemorrhages, gastrointestinal problems, rectal bleeding, deep vein thrombosis and clot problems. Additionally, a recent Danish study published in the British Medical Journal has raised concerns patients may not be using these next generation blood thinner medications properly (BMJ).
Previous anticoagulants could be countered by administering a dosage of Vitamin K by the doctor to reverse the drug’s effects and stop patient’s bleeding. According to the Xarelto attorneys this is not the case with rivaroxaban users who begin to hemorrhage.
The pending Xarelto litigation in New Orleans will address this lack of a reversal treatment for excessive bleeding events and the misleading risk claims made in marketing of the blood thinner to doctors and patients.
Additionally, in 2013 the U.S. Food & Drug Administration issued an advisory letter to Johnson & Johnson on behalf of Janssen Pharmaceuticals warning of making misleading claims to doctors and healthcare practitioners about the efficacy and and understating the health risks to patients who bleed uncontrollably (FDA).
If you suffered bleeding problems and took the drug, you should contact our Xarelto injury attorney right away, as you may be eligible to claim significant compensation for your suffering.
Health complications, injuries and bleed events being investigated include the following:
Gastrointestinal Bleeding – In June 2014 the firsts Xarelto lawsuits were filed, including Virginia Stutebeck who filed against Bayer alleging she suffered severe internal bleeding resulting in her hospitalization with severe GI hemorrhaging. Additionally, it is more likely to cause abdominal bleeding than predecessor blood thinning agent warfarin. According to the complaint, defendants Bayer and Johnson & Johnson did not warn the public properly about the serious health risks.
Spinal Bleeding Black Box Warning – This medication was the most severe label warning this FDA has available to warn against dangerous spinal bleeding. Such bleed events can result in blood pooling outside of the vessels in the spine and may result in paralysis. Patients are at risk of spinal hematomas if they have a history of spinal trauma or have underwent multiple spinal surgeries, use epidural catheters, or while using platelet inhibitors or NSAIDs.
Cerebral Hemorrhaging – In cases of brain bleeding, the lack of an existing reversal agent to help the blood clot can lead to very serious complications and can be fatal. Intracranial hemorrhage, subdural, extradural and subarachnoid bleeds were also reported by patients in a a recent ROCKET AF clinical trial involving over 14,000 patients comparing the Xarelto blood thinner safety to warfarin.
A type of stroke, bleeding in the brain, and the resulting hematomas, can cause a number of health problems similar to stroke symptoms ranging from painful headaches, vision and speech problems, weakness, nausea, coma and some cases death (Cedars Sinai). If you are experiencing symptoms, take them very seriously and seek appropriate medical attention.
Rectal Bleeding – Patients who experienced major rectal bleeding was found to be more frequent with rivaraxoban use than warfarin in the clinical study mentioned above. Even blood cleaning via dialysis is unable to stop serious bleeding because of how tightly rivaraxoban binds to the plasma proteins. Doctors are forced to cauterize bleeding sources in an attempt to treat.
Other non-life threatening and less severe risks being investigated by the leading Xarelto law firm include:
- Abdominal discomfort and pain
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Gastrointestinal ulcers
If you are unsure whether the complications you suffered are related, share what happened with our Xarelto lawyer who will be able to provide you the answers you seek.Review My Case Now
Litigation has been filed over the marketing practices of Xarelto, claiming the pharmaceutical companies behind the anticoagulent failed to properly warn medical professionals and patients of the dangerous risks associated with the blood thinner.
One complaint, filed by Della Wise in New Jersey on behalf of her aunt Mattie Edgin whose death she believes to have resulted from her Xarelto use. The wrongful death attorney representing the plaintiff cited reports implicating the blood thinner in hundreds of fatal or serious injuries. Doctors and physicians interviewed by Reuters recently have expressed their concerns about the drug's safety. (HuffPost)
If you or someone you loved died and had been using the drug, even if you are uncertain, speak with our defective drug lawyers right away, they can review the details of your case and may be able to provide you the answers you seek.
If you qualify, you can add your voice to the growing number of lawsuit claims against the drug rivaroxaban, you may be able to file a law suit, and be eligible for settlement compensation in the event of a settlement.Review My Case Now
In order to streamline the litigation process, pending lawsuits nationwide have been consolidated in the Eastern District of Louisiana for pre-trial proceedings in New Orleans, Judge Eldon E. Fallon to preside over the Multi-District Litigation. (MDL No. 2592, U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation.)
The pending litigation was found to be enough of a similar nature that centralizing proceedings in with a single judge in a single court through multi-district litigation will streamline the court proceedings.
A substantial amount of discovery and pretrial litigation remains but xarelto lawsuit settlement amounts are expected to be large if the plaintiff's lawyers are successful.
The appointed judge, the Honorable Eldon E. Fallon, will establish dates for trial, if the participants are unable to come to a settlement agreement without a court trial being necessary.
Though past results do not guarantee future performance, a similar blood thinner, Pradaxa was facing similar charges from over 4,000 Xarelto injury lawyer filed claims, the case was settled out of court when the blood thinners manufacturer agreed to paying $650 Million in settlement compensation to qualifying claims last May.
(Related: Xarelto Litigation Update)
Our Xarelto injury attorneys will help you determine if you qualify to file a claim to any rightful settlement compensation available. Your case may be eligible to file an individual law suit depending on the circumstances of your injuries.
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If your case qualifies, you may be entitled to significant compensation for your suffering.
Additionally, there are no up front costs, if you don't win recovery, you don't pay, period. Your lawyer works on contingency, costing you nothing out of pocket unless you win recovery.
If you experienced health problems you believe to have been caused by your rivaroxaban use, you should talk to our lawyers right away.
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