When a patient is at risk of developing blood clots that can potentially lead to a stroke, many health care professionals will recommend the use of a blood thinner to help guard against these risks. Xarelto is one widely prescribed medication designed for this purpose. Unfortunately, the use of this drug has been linked to irreversible internal bleeding that can lead to significant injuries in patients, including the possibility of death. It is important for victims to consider legal action against the makers of this dangerous drug in order to obtain the compensation that they deserve.
Xarelto is an anticoagulant, which is a medication that thins the blood. It is used to prevent dangerous blood clots that can obstruct blood flow to the vital organs of the body. Unlike other medications in its class, Xarelto differentiates itself because it can be taken orally and in one uniform dose. Other types of anticoagulants require health care professionals to prescribe specific doses for an individual patient. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of Xarelto for the following:
Despite the significant dangers associated with using the drug, Xarelto sales have amounted to more than a billion dollars.
While many patients and their families are familiar with the use of blood thinners for various medical purposes, few are aware of the dangers associated with the specific drug known as Xarelto. This medication has proven to be dangerous for many reasons, including the following:
Tragically, despite the risks that have been shown to stem from Xarelto use, Bayer and Johnson & Johnson have reportedly failed to warn the public of these dangers. As a result, victims have accused the companies of misrepresenting the safety and effectiveness of the drug to consumers and the health care community. Victims allege that the companies knew the drug was dangerous, but continued to sell it anyway to unknowing patients.
Unfortunately, despite the mounting evidence against Bayer and Johnson & Johnson regarding the dangers associated with Xarelto, and the failure of the two companies to properly handle the situation, the drug continues to be both marketed and prescribed. Its makers argue that the drug is still a safe and more convenient alternative to other anticoagulants on the market. If you or a loved one took this drug and suffered injury as a result, it is crucial to take swift action in order to protect your legal rights. We are here to help you obtain the compensation that you deserve. We encourage you to contact us today to begin the process at 713-425-6445.