If you have suffered serious injuries while using Xarelto, or if you have prematurely lost a loved one due to internal bleeding issues associated with taking Xarelto, you must know that you are not alone. In fact, according to Medwatch Reports filed with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), there have been thousands of reports of Xarelto-related injuries and deaths across the country. Sadly, many of the victims suffered fatal debilitations due to inadequate warnings about bleeding risks associated with the drug.
What is Xarelto?
Approved by the FDA in 2011, Xarelto (also known as rivaroxaban) was originally created and manufactured for individualized use by patients who had hip or knee replacement surgery. Xarelto is one of the newest anticoagulants offered by the pharmaceutical industry.
Anticoagulants, commonly known as blood thinners, are used to prevent dangerous blood clots that may result in the obstruction of the body’s main arteries. Additionally, blood thinners could reduce common health risks, such as heart attack, atrial fibrillation (AF), or stroke.
Common side effects have included:
- Internal bleeding
- Blood clots
- Death caused by internal or uncontrollable bleeding
We are currently investigating claims associated with Xarelto use. If you think you may have a claim, we want to hear from you.