Xarelto lawsuits are on the rise. According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, the manufacturer of “… a rival blood thinner called Pradaxa, last May agreed to pay $650 million to settle about 4,000 lawsuits over claims the drug caused serious bleeding episodes.”… “Also last May, the Institute for Safe Medicines Practices, a watchdog group, issued a report indicating the number of serious adverse events for Xarelto had overtaken those for Pradaxa in early 2013. Although the trend likely mirrored increased prescribing for Xarelto, given negative publicity over Pradaxa side effects, the group noted that blood thinners are a “high-risk treatment.”
“It is not clear how many lawsuits have been filed over Xarelto side effects, although a report last June indicated that a handful or so exist and that the first case may have been filed earlier this year.”
Xarelto, manufactured by Janssen Pharmaceutical, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, has been widely prescribed. But, there may be some problems that may be associated with the use of Xarelto (Rivaroxaban. These problems may include:
- gastrointestinal and cerebral hemorrhaging
- kidney injuries
- bleeding disorders
- stomach ulcers
- heart attack
- thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpora (TTP)
- and death.
If you or your loved one suffered internal bleeding from taking Xarelto, or your loved one died as a result, please do not hesitate to contact the Gooch Law firm concerning your situation. A Xarelto lawyer can review your situation and determine if a Xarelto lawsuit can be filed.
At the Gooch Law Firm, we pride ourselves on providing our clients reliable representation for even the most challenging cases. If you took Xarelto and have been diagnosed with internal bleeding and/or a loved one has died as a result of Xarelto, please contact our office at 1.844.329.5955.
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