Xarelto And Bleeding Injuries In Indiana
Xarelto is the brand name of a drug called Rivaroxaban which is a relatively new pharmaceutical used to prevent stroke, deep vein thrombosis and related conditions. For over 60 years, doctors used Warfarin which is a well-known anticoagulant to treat these conditions until Bayer Pharmaceuticals in conjunction with Johnson & Johnson came up with Xarelto. While this was a welcome move, it was soon discovered that the drug was causing uncontrollable, catastrophic and sometimes fatal bleeding in many patients.
Xarelto’s danger lies in the fact that it doesn’t have an antidote to stop uncontrolled bleeding. This is something that the makers of the drug allegedly hid from medical professionals and members of the public in the interests of making profits.
In addition, Xarelto has been shown to cause serious complications such as:
- Retinal hemorrhage
- Intestinal bleeding
- Renal bleeding
- Brain hemorrhage
- Epidural hematoma
- Hemoglobin decrease
- Heart attack
- Deep vein thrombosis
Cases that have to do with Xarelto in Indiana fall under product liability law. It can be alleged that:
- The drug’s manufacturers produced a defective product which caused injuries to thousands of people.
- They failed to adequately warn consumers of the bleeding risks tied to the product.
- The makers of the drug did not update the packaging with warnings to give doctors and patients adequate information on the risks of Xarelto.
- They knowingly and negligently sold a product that was faulty and defective.
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These types of cases can be heartbreaking and end up in disabilities, loss of earning power and a shakeup in family dynamics. In addition, the law attaches a deadline within which one must file claims in order for one to have their day in court. If you’ve suffered uncontrolled bleeding in Indiana as a result of taking Xarelto, you need stellar legal help to get you or your loved ones the compensation you deserve. Please call us today on 877-561-3004 for your free and confidential consultation. Thanks, and we look forward to hearing from you.