Have you or someone you know experienced uncontrolled bleeding after taking Xarelto?
Xarelto is one of a new generation of blood thinners. The drug is supposed to be a safer alternative to Coumadin and its generic form warfarin. However, numerous reports have emerged of uncontrolled internal bleeding and even death being linked to the drug.
Most concerning, when a person on Xarelto begins bleeding, there is no way to stop it. While Coumadin patients can take a dose of Vitamin K to stop bleeding, there is no known antidote to Xarelto.
The Food and Drug Administration has also found Johnson & Johnson, the manufacturer of Xarelto, has been misleading in some of its advertising. In a 2013 letter to the company, the FDA had this to say about an ad that appeared in WebMD magazine:
The [advertisement] is false or misleading because it minimizes the risks associated with Xarelto and makes a misleading claim.
Now, hundreds of families who’ve been affected by uncontrolled bleeding associated with the use of Xarelto are taking action against Johnson & Johnson. They say they were never adequately warned about the dangers of taking the drug.
552 Xarelto lawsuits were filed from May 15-June 15, 2015, according to Reuters. Those are in addition to other cases that were consolidated by the courts in December 2014.
If you or a loved one experienced uncontrollable bleeding while taking Xarelto, you may want to talk to an attorney regarding legal action. Don’t wait to find out your options. A statute of limitations could limit how long you have to request legal compensation.
Talk to a Xarelto lawyer today to discuss whether you might have a legal case to request compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Funeral expenses
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
2013 warning letter from FDA to Johnson & Johnson, http://www.fda.gov/downloads/Drugs/GuidanceComplianceRegulatoryInformation/EnforcementActivitiesbyFDA/WarningLettersandNoticeofViolationLetterstoPharmaceuticalCompanies/UCM357833.pdf
Popular Blood Thinner Causing Deaths, Injuries at Nursing Homes, Charles Ornstein, NBC10, http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/health/Popular-Blood-Thinner-Causing-Deaths-Injuries-at-Nursing-Homes-316127571.html
MDL Watch: Xarelto, testosterone suites climb in June, Jessica Dye, July 6, 2015, Reuters, http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/07/06/products-mdlwatch-june-idUSL1N0ZM0C520150706