The blood thinner drug Xarelto (generic: rivaroxaban) has recently been linked to severe, potentially fatal internal bleeding events and other serious side effects.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one was injured by Xarelto, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a class action suit against the manufacturer and our lawyers can help.
Update: Xarelto Lawsuit Filed in Vermont
September 27, 2016 – The daughter of a man who supposedly passed away from a intravenous brain aneurysm subsequent to taking Xarelto has filed a products liability lawsuit in Vermont. The plaintiff’s dad was only been taking the medication a brief span when he fell and which caused a intracerebral hemorrhage. He in the end died from the bleeding, as per the lawsuit.
More Than 7,500 Lawsuits Consolidated in Xarelto Litigation
August 15, 2016 – The amount of lawsuits in the Xarelto multidistrict litigation (MDL) has grown to at least 6,600, with nearly 940 complaints filed in the last month alone. With this high volume of cases in the MDL and more on the way, plaintiffs eagerly await results of the bellwether trials, which have been set to begin early next year. These cases will set the tone for future litigation, and show both sides what the experts have to say about Xarelto side effects.
What is Xarelto?
Xarelto is a widely-prescribed anticoagulant medication that is used for 3 primary purposes:
- To reduce the risk of blood clot and stroke in patients diagnosed with atrial fibrillation (afib)
- For the treatment of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE)
- To reduce the risk of blood clot in patients undergoing knee or hip replacement surgery.
Xarelto is called blood thinners additionally called a direct factor Xa inhibitor solution, anticoagulants upset the blood’s ordinary clotting procedure. Clotting is a characteristic procedure that quits bleeding from an open injury, however, a few people create blood clots when they are not Injured. Afib is a heart condition described by an unpredictable pulse which can make blood collect in the heart, expanding the danger of blood clots. In the event that these coagulations relocate to the brian, they can bring about a stroke. Blood clots that build in the legs (profound vein thrombosis) and pneumonic embolism (blood clumps in the lungs) can bring about extreme wellbeing intricacies including passing on the off chance that they are left untreated.
Xarelto Side Effects
When people experience side effects they believe were brought about due to medication, they may report the events to the FDA. These side effects are logged in the agency’s Adverse Events Reporting System (AERS). A company called Adverse Events, Inc. has developed software that process the information to provide data about injuries suffered by patients across the U.S. To date, there have been over 2,100 reports involving Xarelto, with at least 1,821 listing the medicine as the primary suspect for an injury.
The most common serious side effects linked to Xarelto include:
- Pulmonary Embolism (386 reports)
- Deep Vein Thrombosis (279 reports)
- Gastrointestinal hemorrhage (107 reports)
- Hemorrhage (107 reports)
Other adverse events associated with Xarelto use included thrombosis, hemoglobin decrease, cerebrovascular accidents, hematoma, edema peripheral and dyspnea. Hospitalization was reported in 891 cases; sadly, 183 patients died after taking Xarelto.
Has Xarelto Been Recalled?
Regardless of being connected to a huge number of injuries, no review has been issued for Xarelto, and the medication keeps on being prescribed to patients the nation over. A developing number of claims have required the medication to be reviewed until an antitoxin or inversion operator can be created to quit draining brought about by Xarelto. In any case, it seems likely that the medication will keep focused business sector for a long time to come.
Has There Been Any Case Settlements?
To date, there have been no large group settlements in the Xarelto cases. This is because complex pharmaceutical cases often takes years to resolve, and large settlements do not typically occur until several cases are tried before a jury. However, this does not mean you should wait to hire an attorney if you’ve been injured by Xarelto. Just the opposite, in fact – if you wait you could lose your legal rights even if a settlement is reached. This is because each state has a time limit (statute of limitations, or SOL) in which to file a claim.
Do I Have a Xarelto Lawsuit?
The Pharmaceutical Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Xarelto Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.
Free Confidential Case Evaluation: Again, if you or a loved one has been injured by Xarelto side effects, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.