Xarelto Lawsuit Lawyer in Omaha
While on Xarelto, Did You Have an Uncontrolled Bleeding Event?
Bayer and Johnson & Johnson, the makers of Xarelto, are being sued by thousands of patients who weren’t warned of the dangerous side effects of the drug.
If you or someone you love have been injured by taking Xarelto, it is important to speak with a lawyer to learn about your legal options. Xarelto has caused serious and unnecessary health complications in thousands of people, and the makers of the drug should be held accountable for the harm it has caused. Give Bottlinger Law L.L.C. a call to discuss your case with an Omaha mass tort claim attorney in a free consultation at (402) 505-8234.
What Is Xarelto?
Xarelto is a popular anti-coagulant (blood thinner) that works to reduce the risk of stroke and blood clots in patients suffering from atrial fibrillation, a type of heart arrhythmia. Upon its introduction in 2011, Xarelto was considered an advanced drug with a high rate of effectiveness - and was prescribed to millions of people. Physicians picked Xarelto over older blood thinners without realizing that the drug has a frightening side effect: it can cause unstoppable bleeding.
Unfortunately, the medication that was supposed to be life-saving turned deadly. Many patients began suffering and even dying from severe internal bleeding. It’s not uncommon for blood-thinning medication to increase the risk of internal bleeding, but what physicians discovered after prescribing Xarelto is that unlike other blood thinners, there is no antidote to Xarelto. There is no way to make the bleeding stop.
Side Effects of Xarelto
Thousands of lawsuits have been filed against the makers of Xarelto, claiming that the manufacturers were aware of the dangerous side effects but failed to give physicians adequate warning.
Upon taking the medication, many patients were hit with dangerous side effects. The worst one is uncontrollable internal bleeding, often through a hemorrhagic stroke in the brain or bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract. With Xarelto, there is no cure and no way to stop it once hemorrhaging begins. All doctors can do is wait until the drug is out of the patient’s body, and sometimes not even dialysis and blood transfusions are enough to save a patient.
Some other Xarelto side effects include:
- Bleeding gums
- Difficulty breathing
- Wound infection
- Epidural hematoma
If you are taking Xarelto and you experience strange symptoms, contact your healthcare provider immediately. You should also avoid activities that can result in you getting a cut or bruise.
Contact an Experienced Medical Device Lawyer
At this moment in time, Xarelto has not been recalled and is still being prescribed to patients. If you or someone you love suffered uncontrollable internal bleeding while taking Xarelto, and had to be hospitalized or given transfusions, give us a call to discuss your case. If your loved one died, you may be eligible for a wrongful death lawsuit. It is in your best interests to reach out to an attorney as soon as possible, before the statute of limitations expires. Call Bottlinger Law L.L.C. at (402) 505-8234 for a free consultation. We will sit down with your and explore your legal options for compensation.
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