Xarelto

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. xarelto

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

 

 

 

Sources:

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


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