Representing Xarelto Bleeding Victims Nationwide
Xarelto (rivaroxavan) is a blood thinner that is advertised as a more convenient, less restrictive, alternative to warfarin, freeing users from the need for routine monitoring. However, it can cause uncontrollable bleeding events which can be fatal. Those who survive can suffer permanent injuries and disabilities. While all blood thinners can cause serious bleeding events, Xarelto is particularly dangerous because there is no antidote to reverse the drug and get the bleeding under control.
The defective drug lawyers at Reeves & Mestayer are currently accepting lawsuits involving serious injuries caused by Xarelto. For more information, please call us today at 228-374-5151 or toll free 1-855-558-2977.
Xarelto is an anticlotting drug, approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in July 2011. Anticoagulants interfere with blood clotting. Xarelto is prescribed to:
- Reduce the risk of blood clots leading to stroke in people with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation
- Treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), and to reduce the risk of recurrence of DVT and PE
- Reduce the risk of blood clot formation after hip or knee replacement surgery
Xarelto is prescribed as a once a day medication that does not require the routine blood monitoring required when taking warfarin.
Xarelto side effects can include:
- Gastrointestinal bleeding
- Brain hemorrhage
- Pulmonary embolism
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Abnormal liver function
- Reduced platelet levels
No Antidote for Uncontrolled Bleeding
All blood thinners, including warfarin, pose a risk of bleeding events. That is the nature of anticoagulants, drugs that inhibit clotting. But when a warfarin user has a bleeding event, emergency room doctors can administer a reversal agent to stop the effect of the drug so that the blood can clot and bleeding can be stopped.
There is no antidote or reversal agent for Xarelto. Doctors cannot stop the bleeding in a timely fashion and the patient can bleed out before alternative treatments can become effective. It is an emergency room doctor’s nightmare. Patients who survive can suffer permanent injuries as a result of the blood loss.
If you have suffered a bleeding event while taking Xarelto, or if someone you love has died from a bleeding event while taking this dangerous drug, you may be able to recover substantial compensation for your losses. Reeves & Mestayer, PLLC is here to help. We have the experience and the track record to take on the pharmaceutical companies and are ready to fight for justice for you. Please, call us today at 228-374-5151 or toll free 1-855-558-2977 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation and learn more about what we can do for you.