When it received FDA approval in 2011, the pharmaceutical Xarelto (rivaroxaban) was seen as the new era of anti-coagulant drugs (blood thinners).  It was suggested to replace drugs like Warfarin (brand names include Coumadin, Jantoven, Marevan, Uniwarfin) that have been in use since 1954.

There have been a lot of concerns about Xarelto’s safety and the dangerous side effects of uncontrollable bleeding. These severe risks and side effects have resulted in Xarelto lawsuits by injured parties against Xarelto’s manufacturer, Bayer Healthcare and marketers of Xarelto, Johnson & Johnson’s subsidiary, Janssen Pharmaceuticals.

Some of the risks and side effects Xarelto users may suffer from include:

  • Bleeding (rectal and intestinal and internal)
  • Hemorrhaging
  • Blood Clots
  • Embolism
  • Death from uncontrollable bleeding

If you or a loved one think Xarelto caused uncontrolled bleeding or another serious complication, please contact our personal injury lawyers for a free consultation to see if your case qualifies for a Xarelto lawsuit.

Our injury lawyers represent Xarelto victims throughout Florida and across the United States. We are dedicated to ensuring that individuals receive the highest-quality legal representation available.

We can be reached at 561-684-2500 or 888-666-0523 as well as online.

Sources:

Xarelto – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rivaroxaban

Warfarin: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warfarin

BJOL Xarelto webpage: http://www.babbitt-johnson.com/Pharmaceutical-Liability/xarelto-lawsuits/

NY Times article: http://newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/05/new-drugs-to-prevent-strokes/?src=tp&_r=0

Xarelto FDA approval press release: http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm278646.htm

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