Alabama Attorney Explains Xarelto Blood Thinner Medication Legal Options

XareltoWhat Is Xarelto?

Xarelto (rivaroxaban) is a prescription blood thinner medication designed for patients at risk for health problems such as blood clots and strokes and is often prescribed in post‐surgery situations as well as for treatment of deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat). Since it came on the market in 2011, Xarelto has been prescribed to over 9,000,000 people.

What Is the Problem With Xarelto?

The danger with Xarelto is that if a person on the drug experiences excessive bleeding, it is very difficult to stop or control the bleeding and this can lead to serious medical problems, including death. The side effects of Xarelto include:

  • Excessive Bleeding
  • Stroke
  • Blood Clots
  • Internal Bleeding
  • Liver Damage
  • Kidney Failure
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Brain Bleeding
  • Skin Hematoma (bruising)
  • Death

At least one (1) study showed that almost 75% of the patients in the study experienced one or more of these bleeding problems while on Xarelto. Many patients suffering health problems arising from Xarelto had no idea that the drug carried such a risk with it because neither the marketer (Johnson & Johnson) nor the manufacturer (Bayer) properly warned doctors or patients of these risks while at the same time they were highly touting the benefits of the drug.

Xarelto Litigation

Over the past few years, over 4,000 lawsuits have been filed by patients claiming to have been injured from the use of Xarelto, most of which are still pending.

What If You Think You Have a Problem From Xarelto?

If you or a loved one suffered health or medical complications after taking Xarelto, you or they may be entitled to financial compensation for medical bills, lost wages, emotional distress, pain, suffering and disability resulting from those complications. Call Lattof & Lattof today for a free defective drug consultation regarding your potential rights. Remember that claims of this type usually have a certain time limitation within which you may take action, so it is important that you make the call as soon as you can so as to preserve your rights.