Touted as a new generation of anticoagulant drug that does not involve the strict dietary and blood monitoring requirements of warfarin, Xarelto has become a popular blood thinning medication. Commonly prescribed to prevent blood clots and to reduce the risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation, Xarelto has a number of advantages for certain patients. But mounting adverse event reports point to serious, even deadly risks of this drug that may not have been properly and adequately disclosed to patients and their doctors.
The Karl Truman Law Office is currently reviewing injury and death claims related to Xarelto. For a free case evaluation, please call our experienced Louisville and Jeffersonville injury attorneys locally at (502) 222-2222 or toll-free at 812-282-8500.
Serious Side Effects Posed by Xarelto
Dangerous drug lawsuits against the makers of Xarelto are increasing. Injured victims and their families want to hold Bayer and Janssen Pharmaceuticals accountable for the drug’s severe, sometimes fatal side effects, namely:
- Internal bleeding
- Cerebral hemorrhage
- Blood clot
Xarelto is among a new generation of blood thinners. Since the 1950s, warfarin has been the leading anticoagulant for the prevention of blood clots.
While warfarin has been an effective medication for many people, it comes with fairly strict requirements regarding what you can eat while you are taking it, and it has dangerous interactions with a number of drugs. Warfarin also requires regular blood monitoring by your doctor. For these reasons, warfarin alternatives like Xarelto are an attractive option because they do not require stringent dietary restrictions and blood monitoring.
Like Xarelto, warfarin also poses the risk of severe internal bleeding; however, the bleeding caused by warfarin can be reversed with vitamin K. No such reversal agent exists for Xarelto, posing a serious risk and the potential for a number of wrongful death claims.
Xarelto Injury Claims Now Being Reviewed at Our Law Firm
At the Karl Truman Law Office, our experienced attorneys are currently reviewing claims from people who have suffered severe injuries as a result of taking Xarelto. We are reviewing all types of claims, which may involve holding the drug manufacturers accountable for:
- Failure to warn of the risk and extent of uncontrollable bleeding.
- Failure to warn of inability to stop uncontrollable bleeding once it starts.
- Failure to warn that uncontrollable bleeding can lead to severe and permanent disability or death.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a dangerous drug, or if you lost a loved one to a dangerous drug’s side effects, then you deserve not only compensation but the opportunity to hold the drugmakers accountable in a lawsuit. Our experienced attorneys are not intimidated by powerful opponents, and we will be at your side to fight for what is best for you and your family.
If you are searching for an experienced Xarelto drug injury attorney in or around Louisville, Kentucky or Jeffersonville, Indiana, then please contact the Karl Truman Law Office online or by phone for a free case evaluation.
Cases may be referred to co-counsel.