Xarelto is a blood-thinning drug used to reduce the risk of blood clots, strokes, deep vein thrombosis, and pulmonary embolism. It has been on the market in the U.S. since its 2011 Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval. Since its debut, many consumers have come forward with complaints about uncontrollable bleeding while on Xarelto – potentially due to a drug defect or the manufacturer’s failure to warn of bleeding risks.
If Xarelto has negatively affected you or a loved one, call our attorneys today. Our lawyers are investigating cases involving Xarelto. We may be able to help you obtain financial compensation for your damages from the liable manufacturing company, Bayer, and Johnson & Johnson. Call our Kansas City, Missouri, lawyers at (816) 268-1960 today for more information.
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The Dickerson Oxton Law Firm has years of experience handling defective medical device and bad drug cases. We have a history of impressive case results, obtained by always putting the client first. Clients trust us with their complex Xarelto lawsuits.
- Our firm does not charge any fees unless we win.
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Our attorneys work hard to obtain the best possible results for each client who comes to them for assistance. Our lawyers can navigate the laws surrounding Xarelto lawsuits.
What Is Xarelto? What Are the Issues?
Patients around the country are complaining of serious, life-threatening health complications after taking the blood thinner Xarelto. As of September 2018, more than 22,000 people have filed Xarelto injury lawsuits in federal courts. The alleged issues after taking this drug include hemorrhaging, uncontrollable bleeding, and wrongful death. Serious internal bleeding from Xarelto can be deadly. Patients with severe pulmonary arterial hypertension are at higher risk of Xarelto-related bleeding.
Unlike most other blood-thinning medications, Xarelto does not have an antidote. This means that instead of being able to administer vitamin K to reverse bleeding symptoms, doctors can only try to control the bleeding while the patient flushes Xarelto from his or her body. Bleeding events connected to Xarelto may, therefore, have a higher risk of becoming deadly when compared to other blood thinners.
Why Are Patients Filing Lawsuits?
Despite the myriad harms Xarelto can inflict on patients, the drug’s manufacturers marketed Xarelto as a safe, effective, one-size-fits-all blood thinner. This is not the case. While on the drug, patients require consistent monitoring for potential coagulation and severe bleeding. Lawsuits involving Xarelto have alleged that the drug is “unreasonably dangerous” and defective.
Plaintiffs have also claimed that the manufacturers, Janssen (part of Johnson & Johnson) and Bayer, failed to conduct the proper tests, did not warn consumers of the risks of uncontrollable bleeding, were negligent in the marketing and manufacturing of the drug, concealed evidence of the risks of Xarelto from the government and from consumers, misrepresented the safety of the drug in marketing materials, and wrongly promoted the drug as not requiring patient monitoring.
Contact Us Today
Xarelto can cause serious personal injuries or wrongful death. Lawsuits and class actions are currently ongoing against Bayer and Janssen for several different allegations. If you have a Xarelto lawsuit, you could be eligible for financial compensation.
A successful settlement negotiation or trial could result in payment for:
- Past and future medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Lost quality of life
- Wrongful death
- Punitive damages
You may have a case against the manufacturer of the drug, your physician, and/or another party if Xarelto injured you. Consult the lawyers at the Dickerson Oxton Law Firm for more information about your potential lawsuit. First consultations are free. Contact us online today or call (816) 268-1960 to request your meeting in Kansas City today.