Xarelto is a prescription medication that works by preventing blood clots from forming, thereby reducing a patient’s risk of having a stroke. Meant for those with atrial fibrillation, deep vein thrombosis, or those who just had hip or knee replacement surgery, Xarelto, active ingredient rivaroxaban, was designed to be a safer alternative to Warfarin. Unfortunately, the opposite appears to be true. If you or a loved one is a victim of Xarelto’s dangerous side effects, you have the right to take legal action – start by calling a defective pharmaceutical attorney near you today.
The risks of Xarelto may be dangerous. A medication guide published by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration lists the potential Xarelto complications as:
And unlike Warfarin, which can also cause severe and excessive bleeding, there is no antidote for Xarelto. As such, if severe bleeding occurs, putting
a stop to the bleeding can be extremely difficult, if not impossible.
In a study published in 2015 in Clinical Cardiology, 496 major bleeding events occurred in 478 patients (some patients had more than one major bleeding event), out of a total of 27,467 patients receiving rivaroxaban. The majority of bleeding that occurred was gastrointestinal or intracranial. Of these patients, 14 died during their major bleeding hospitalization.
A prescription drug should never be more risky than beneficial for a patient. When a drug causes undue harm due to design or manufacturing defect, or the failure to publish known risks associated with taking the drug, the drug’s manufacturer(s) may be held liable.
When it comes to filing a civil action to recover damages for harm caused by Xarelto’s dangerous side effects, knowing where to begin can be overwhelming. Our attorneys are committed to working with victims just like you. You do not have to tackle a large pharmaceutical company on your own; we are here to help. To learn more,
call our experienced Texas defective pharmaceutical attorneys at 888-909-9452.