Xarelto is among the newest generation of blood-thinning medications, developed in part to compensate for the shortcomings of warfarin, which has been prescribed commonly since the 1950s. Warfarin requires patients to adhere to stringent dietary restrictions to prevent internal bleeding, and it requires patients to visit their physician regularly for blood monitoring appointments.
Although sales of Xarelto skyrocketed once it was on the market, it has recently been linked to some very serious side effects:
- Serious and life-threatening internal bleeding
- Deadly blood clots
- Cerebral hemorrhage
Some evidence suggests that these side effects may not have been properly disclosed to doctors or their patients. Now lawsuits are mounting, filed by people who have experienced loss of wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, and other serious consequences of Xarelto injuries.
If you or a loved one has suffered a life-threatening complication after taking Xarelto, you may be entitled to pursue compensation in a drug injury claim. Failing to warn of severe side effects is the basis for many of the claims against the drugmaker.