While the most popular blood thinning medication, Coumadin, has been widely used for more than 50 years, the medication has some drawbacks. These drawbacks include the need for stringent and ongoing monitoring of patients in order to prevent hemorrhaging while using the medication. To combat these drawbacks, the makers of Xarelto produced and marketed the drug as a low maintenance alternative. Unfortunately, what the drug’s manufacturer failed to reveal was that there is no known reversal agent in the event that hemorrhaging occurs. This means that patients taking Xarelto who experience hemorrhaging have no real means of reversing the drug’s blood thinning effects.
As a result of these issues, many patients and their families are now pursuing legal action against the drug’s manufacturer. The number of these lawsuits are increasing rapidly. The following is an overview as to why:
Patients are not the only parties that can sue as a result of Xarelto use, in some cases, family members may also be entitled to file suit. Regardless of who is pursuing the legal action—it is important to take action quickly. We encourage you to reach out today for a free consultation.