If you have suffered a severe bleeding event or complications after surgery, while taking Xarelto (rivaroxaban), you may be able to recover substantial compensation for your injuries. The popular blood thinner has been linked to serious and potentially fatal side effects. The Kansas defective drug lawyers of Ray Hodge & Associates, LLC, are here to help Xarelto victims and their families fight for justice.
Xarelto can experience serious side effects, some of which can be fatal. These include:
• Uncontrollable bleeding after an injury
• Gastrointestinal bleeding
• Rectal bleeding
• Bleeding in the brain
• Reduced platelet levels
• Development of blood clots
• Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
• Pulmonary embolism (PE)
• Numbness or tingling in the muscles
• Loss of ability to control movement
• Abnormal liver function
• Wound leakage and infections after surgery
Wound leakage and infections after surgery can cause patients to require subsequent surgeries.
Xarelto is marketed as a more convenient alternative to warfarin. It received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2011. Xarelto is approved for the following uses:
• Reduce the risk of stroke and systemic embolism in people with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AFib)
• Treat DVT and PE
• Reduce the risk of recurrence of DVT and PE
• Reduce the risk of DVT and PE after hip or knee replacement surgery
Xarelto is in a class of drugs called novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs). Xarelto is popular because patients are not required to have routine blood monitoring, and there are no dietary restrictions. However, without blood monitoring, patients may actually get too much or too little of the drug, putting them at risk of bleeding events or lack of efficacy.
Xarelto is prescribed as an alternative to warfarin which does require routine blood monitoring carries dietary restrictions. Because they are anticoagulants, both warfarin and Xarelto can cause serious bleeding events. But, there is a reversal agent for warfarin, so that clotting can resume and bleeding can be controlled quickly.
There is no antidote for Xarelto, so there is no way for emergency room doctors to get Xarelto bleeding under control in a timely fashion. Patients can bleed to death or suffer enough blood loss to cause permanent injuries.
If you have been harmed by Xarelto, or if you have lost a loved one to Xarelto bleeding or other side effects, please call Ray Hodge & Associates, LLC, at (316)269-1414 or email us right away to schedule your free consultation.
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