The Xarelto lawyers from the Fenstersheib Law Group, P.A. provide legal assistance for injuries or death due to complications from taking the prescription drug Xarelto.
Facts about Xarelto
Xarelto is marketed by Bayer and Johnson & Johnson companies. It is prescribed for several main uses including lowering the risk of blood clots for patients with atrial fibrillation, to treat deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism, and to reduce the risk of blood clots for patients who are undergoing knee or hip replacement surgery.
Xarelto is a prescription drug that was approved for use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2011. Xarelto is an anticoagulant medication that inhibits blood clotting. It is in a class of medications that are also known as blood thinners. Blood clotting is an important and necessary part of normal wound healing. However, in some patients, the blood coagulates when they are not injured.
Improper blood clotting can cause clots to break off and travel in the bloodstream. When blood clots travel to the brain the result could be a stroke. When they travel to the lungs it can create pulmonary embolism, and when they travel to the legs they may cause deep vein thrombosis. These are all serious conditions that can lead to death if they remain untreated.
Uses of Xarelto
Xarelto is most often prescribed to treat patients with pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, and to help prevent blood clotting for patients who are undergoing knee or hip replacement surgeries. While the medication may help in specific situations, there are some adverse affects of taking Xarelto. Some patients may experience side effects that may be severe and could cause death.
Xarelto is a blood thinner so it can increase the risk of bleeding. It is particularly problematic when the patient is also taking other medications such as aspirin, warfarin sodium (such as Coumadin), anti-inflammatory drugs, and other drugs that are used to treat blood clots. Patients may experience side effects after taking the drug Xarelto.
Side Effects of Xarelto
As with most prescription drugs, Xarelto has some known side effects. In fact, there have been more than 2,000 reported medical events linked to the use of Xarelto. Some of the adverse events reported most often include:
Other reported medical events associated with Xarelto are thrombosis, cerebrovascular accidents, hematoma, edema, and dyspnea. Of the reported incidents, 183 patients died as a result of the event and almost 900 required hospitalizations. It is important to note that these numbers are based on the reports that were made to the FDA. It is possible that other events went unreported.
Assisting Victims of Xarelto Side Effects
Patients who experienced serious health problems or death as a result of taking Xarelto may be entitled to compensation. Severe bleeding may lead to many various medical events that could take years of recovery. Some patients may never fully recover and others may die as a result of taking Xarelto. If you or a loved one has experienced severe medical problems as a result of taking Xarelto you may be entitled to compensation.
Patients or their families may receive compensation for medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Any expenses that were incurred as a result of the medical problem caused by Xarelto may be reimbursed. It is important to speak to an attorney as soon as possible because the law limits the time to file cases of this type.
Your Xarelto attorney will review your medical history to determine whether you may have a case. The manufacturers of Xarelto may be held liable for all damages associated with the Xarelto medical events that occurred. An experienced lawyer will build a strong case to recover the money you are entitled to. Anyone who experienced negative side effects after taking Xarelto should take legal action against the pharmaceutical company.
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