Have you suffered a serious injury from the dangerous drug Xarelto?



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Have you suffered a serious injury from the dangerous drug Xarelto?

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Have you suffered a serious injury from the dangerous drug Xarelto?

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How Do I Know If I Qualify?


If you used this dangerous drug and are suffering from any of the following side effects, you may qualify for legal compensation:

  • Gastrointestinal or abdominal bleeding
  • Kidney bleeding
  • Brain hemorrhage
  • Intestinal bleeding
  • Urogenital bleeding
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Paralysis
  • Blood clots
  • Stroke
  • Pulmonary embolism (PE)
  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  • Death

Other Potential Injuries and Important Precautions

Other possible health problems include:

  • Bleeding in the brain
  • Decreased hemoglobin, which carries oxygen in red blood cells
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Hematoma, a collection of blood outside a blood vessel
  • Infection associated with hip or knee replacement surgery

If you are currently taking this drug, it is critical to avoid cuts, bruises as well as external or internal bleeding. These types of injuries as well as swelling, bruising, bleeding, vision changes, confusion, weakness, dizziness or severe headaches require prompt medical attention. Be sure to inform all of your physicians about Xarelto use, particularly if you are, or become, pregnant.

Most Serious Side Effects: Severe Internal Bleeding, a Potentially Life-Threatening Condition.

If you have used this drug, the most serious potential side effect is severe internal bleeding, which can result in death. Currently, severe internal bleeding cannot be reversed. Symptoms of uncontrolled bleeding may include:

  • Abdominal swelling
  • Loss of skin color
  • Neurological abnormalities such as symptoms of stroke
  • Sudden or extreme dehydration
  • Sudden or extreme tiredness
  • Unexplained bruising

If you are experiencing uncontrolled bleeding, contact a medical professional immediately.

Did the manufacturers hide important safety information?

People who were hospitalized with severe or fatal bleeding have filed lawsuits against Bayer. They claim that the company released a dangerous drug and misled the public about its safety. These patients state that they were unaware of the drug’s risks and the lack of a cure for potentially fatal internal bleeding.

Lawsuits against Bayer and J&J’s Janssen Pharmaceuticals are claiming:

  • The manufacturers marketed the drug as one of the best anticoagulants, even though studies identified higher rates of gastrointestinal bleeding and transfusions than those taking other drugs.
  • Bayer and J&J continued to advertise as a safe anticoagulant.
  • Physicians and medical professionals were not properly educated about ways to stabilize and treat users who was experiencing severe bleeding.
  • Users were not fully warned about the potentially life-threatening health risk of this irreversible bleeding.

In October 2014, the FDA issued a Class II recall for approximately 13,500 units after receiving a complaint about microbial contamination in a sales sample. In April 2015, the British Medical Journal published a study that found this drug could double the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding compared with warfarin.

In 2015, the number of lawsuits has increased from 80 cases in January to more than 2,200 by December. The first lawsuits involved plaintiffs who developed severe bleeding after just a few months including several with bleeding in the brain or subdural hemorrhage. Many of these patients bled to death because doctors were unable to provide an antidote to Xarelto.

If you or a loved one experienced serious bleeding, you may take legal action. For more information, contact us today.

Approval, Warnings, Injury Reports and Lawsuits

In 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) approved this for patients who had knee or hip replacement surgery to reduce the formation of blood clots. Later that year, the FDA expanded approval for patients suffering from atrial fibrillation. In 2012, the FDA fully approved the drug for general treatment of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.

In the first quarter of 2013, the FDA received 680 serious adverse event reports. The FDA has placed the strongest label warning the bottle for dangerous spinal bleeds and procedures. These epidural or spinal hematomas are collections of blood, which pool outside of blood vessels and can cause permanent paralysis

The dangerous drug is the focus of a growing number of lawsuits filed against the manufacturer Bayer HealthCare, the Germany-based pharmaceutical division of Bayer AG. Janssen Pharmaceuticals in the United States, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson (J&J), markets the drug. Bayer and J&J advertise that it is safe despite the potentially life-threatening side effect of internal bleeding.

According to multiple sources, here are details about injuries, deaths and lawsuits filed against Bayer:

  • In 2013, German regulators reported the number of deaths attributed to the drug rose from 2012.
  • The first U.S. lawsuits were filed in June 2014, when an annual review revealed that the FDA had received 525 reports about serious injuries, with 1,129 cases of treatment failure.
  • More than 1,600 lawsuits, consolidated in multidistrict litigation and mass tort courts, have been filed against Bayer. They cite negligence and failure to warn these drug users.
  • In 2015, another type of lawsuit was filed, claiming that it failed to prevent a stroke. As of November 2015, more than 2,200 lawsuits were pending in Multi-District Litigation (MDL No. 2592) in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

If you are suffering adverse effects, you also have the right to file a lawsuit. However, the statute of limitations is running out, so you need to contact us immediately.

One of the most serious potential side effects is severe internal bleeding, which may lead to death. Lawsuits filed against the drug manufacturer, Bayer HealthCare, claim that the company did not warn the public and want it removed from the market. If you have suffered adverse effects from use of this drug, you may also file a lawsuit but need to take immediate action.