Unfortunately for patients who were given Xarelto as a way to prevent strokes, studies have now shown that the drug has been linked to severe injuries and even death. One risk associated with the drug is a spinal bleed. Spinal bleeds are also referred to as epidural or spinal hematomas. Hematomas are pools of blood that occur outside of blood vessels. When blood pools in the spine, the result may be paralysis. Certain people are at a higher risk of developing a spinal bleed after taking Xarelto.
4 Factors That Increase the Risk of Injury Following Xarelto Use
What people are at greater risk of a spinal bleed if they use Xarelto? The following is an overview:
- Patients who use epidural catheters.
- Patients who use other drugs that impact the clotting process. Common examples are NSAIDs and platelet inhibitors.
- Patients who have a history of spinal trauma.
- Patients who have a history of spinal surgery.
Victims of spinal bleeds may have a claim for compensation against the manufacturer of Xarelto. This compensation may be very important for victims and their families. Injuries associated with the use of the drug can often result in costly expenses, including ongoing medical bills. The injuries may also create significant lost income due to an inability to return to work, as well as emotional pain and suffering. We are here to help you fight for the compensation that you deserve.