Fort Worth Xarelto Lawsuit Lawyer
Xarelto (rivaroxaban) was released in 2011 by the drug makers Bayer Healthcare and Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary. This anticoagulant or blood thinner was marketed as a superior alternative to the decades old drug Warfarin.
Bayer and Janssen engaged in an aggressive marketing campaign to encourage doctors to prescribe this expensive drug. Within a short time frame, however, alarming evidence emerged as to the drug’s dangerous propensities. The use of Xarelto was associated with 2,081 serious adverse events, including at least 151 deaths back in 2012.
Despite mounting evidence as to the drug’s dangerous nature, drug makers refuse to recall the drug and have not updated their warnings, leaving doctors, patients, and the medical community in the dark as to the drug’s dangers. If you were injured due to this drug, call our Xarelto injury lawyers today at 817-769-8442 for a free legal consultation.
Xarelto Side Effects
Excessive bleeding or hemorrhaging caused by Xarelto can be fatal in patients. With older classes of blood thinners, including popular drug Warfarin, an antidote agent was available to reverse excessive bleeding. However, there is no known effective antidote available for Xarelto.
Accordingly, when a patient experiences unexpected bleeding from Xarelto, it cannot be easily stopped. Patients using this drug are therefore left vulnerable to irreversible hemorrhaging, which can be fatal.
The side effects of using Xarelto or rivaroxaban include:
- Excessive bleeding
- Frequent nosebleeds
- Coughing up blood or blood clots
- Black or red stools
- Unexplained bruises or bruises that increase in size
- Bleeding from the gums
- Excessive menstruation
- Vomiting blood
- Brown or pink urine
Thousands of lawsuits have now been filed against the makers of Xarelto. These lawsuits allege that the drug makers acted in a negligent manner that led to injuries and deaths. They claim that the drug makers:
- Concealed safety risks;
- Did not properly test the drug;
- Failed to warn of potential side effects; and
- Failed to warn of the lack of an antidote in the event of bleeding.
Now is the time to file your lawsuit against the drug makers of Xarelto if you or a loved one has been injured or killed due to this dangerous blood thinner. Your time to bring a lawsuit is limited and it is important that you contact a Fort Worth Xarelto injury attorney as soon as possible.
Your case could become one of many to successfully hold the negligent drug manufacturers accountable for inflicting injury or the death of your loved one. You may be entitled to compensation, including payment for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other expenses associated with the use of Xarelto. Act now to protect your legal rights.
Injured by Xarelto? Our Drug Injury Attorneys Can Help
All drug manufacturers have a duty to adequately warn doctors and patients to the risks associated with taking their medication. When a major pharmaceutical company fails to provide adequate warnings, it is up to our firm to hold them accountable.
The Fort Worth Xarelto lawsuit attorneys at Zinda Law Group have successfully obtained settlements for several clients injured by dangerous drugs. If you have been hurt by this drug, our attorneys will fight to seek the compensation you deserve. Our experienced Xarelto attorneys are investigating cases and accepting clients to tackle the negligent drug makers of Xarelto.
Call Zinda Law Group of Fort Worth at 817-769-8442 to schedule your free consultation with one of our dedicated Xarelto lawyers today. As one of our clients, you will pay us nothing unless we are able to win your case.