Xarelto Lawsuit Attorney in STL
Did you use the popular prescription medication Xarelto for blood clot concern or after surgery? Did you begin to experience unstated side effects, including those that put your wellbeing or life in jeopardy? You are not alone.
Our St. Louis defective drug lawsuit lawyers of The Dixon Injury Firm are currently hearing from Xarelto users from all walks of life. If you used this drug and later became ill or suffered serious health complications, then we want to hear from you. Xarelto’s manufacturer might be liable for any damages related to your condition, but you cannot get compensation unless you demand it through an injury claim.
To learn more, give our St. Louis Xarelto injury lawyers a call at (314) 208-2808 or CONTACT us online to schedule a free initial consultation.
What are the Side Effects of Xarelto?
Xarelto – rivaroxaban is its generic name – is an anticoagulant designed for the prevention of blood clots after knee or hip replacement surgery, or due to atrial fibrillation. The blood thinner is also used for the treatment of existing blood clots. Xarelto works by blocking proteins contained in the blood, so they cannot form clots.
One of the most serious side effects of this anticoagulant is uncontrolled bleeding. If uncontrolled bleeding occurs near other major organs like the lungs, brain, or kidneys, it interrupts the normal blood flow to these organs, resulting in a loss of functionality. Internal pools of blood pose numerous health risks and can become life-threatening.
Some side effects associated with Xarelto include:
- Intestinal bleeding
- Brain hemorrhages
- Easy bruising
- Persistent nosebleeds
- Chronic pain
- Dizziness and fainting
- Bloody stools
- Difficulty swallowing
The drug is touted by Johnson & Johnson and Bayer as safer and more convenient than the other blood thinners on the market. However, they seem to leave out of their marketing campaign that the drug has an extremely dangerous downside: Xarelto has no known antidote, while other anticoagulants such as Warfarin can be countered with vitamin K to stop the bleeding. While all blood thinners come with the risk of bleeding, the lack of an antidote means the uncontrolled bleeding can be fatal.
Big Pharma Sued for Xarelto Dangers
Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and Bayer are facing numerous lawsuits for the intestinal bleeding and cerebral hemorrhaging of Xarelto users. As mentioned, Xarelto cannot be counteracted easily by medical professionals, so extreme internal bleeding can begin without any clear way to stem it. Other blood thinners on the market come with the important safety mechanism of a known reversal for emergencies.
If you or a loved one has suffered from uncontrolled bleeding, organ damage, or brain hemorrhages while taking Xarelto, you may be entitled to reimbursement for your harms and losses. Big Pharma and its multinational corporations must not be allowed to knowingly place unsuspecting consumers in harm’s way in the name of profits.
Giving You Strength Before Big Defendants
It is well-known that Big Pharma uses lobbyists to control the laws that govern their industry. This sideline control puts injured patients and prescription users at an unfair advantage. You can even the legal field by teaming up with a powerful law plaintiff’s law firm, though.
Come to The Dixon Injury Firm in St. Louis to tell our personal injury attorneys about what happened to you or a loved one. We can put our extensive experience to good use by taking the fight directly to Big Pharma. Backing down is not an option when your health and the wellbeing of others are at risk of a dangerous drug.
The Dixon Injury Firm
9666 Olive Blvd #202,
St. Louis, MO 63132