You should contact our pharmaceutical litigation lawyers if you or one of your loved ones experienced a negative side effect while taking this medication. A qualified attorney can help you get the compensation you deserve. Our lawyers have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for injured clients, and were at the forefront of the similar recent Pradaxa blood thinner lawsuit that settled for $650 million.
There have been 2,100 reports involving side effects that people experienced while they took Xarelto. The drug was the main suspect of the adverse reaction in 1,821 of the reports. Pulmonary embolism, gastrointestinal hemorrhage and deep vein thrombosis were the side effects that were reported the most often. Additionally, 183 people died while taking Xarelto. People who experience side effects while taking a prescription drug will need to report those side effects to the Food And Drug Administration. Doctors can also report those side effects. The FDA records these symptoms in the Adverse Events Reporting System. They should also contact an experience pharmaceutical litigation lawyer.
The Food And Drug Administration first approved Xarelto in July 2011. It was co-marketed by Johnson and Johnson and Bayer. This prescription medication is designed to do three things. It can reduce the risk of stroke and blood clots in people who suffer from atrial fibrillation or AFib, treat pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis and reduce blood clot risk in people who will be undergoing hip or knee replacement surgery. Xarelto interferes with the normal blood clotting process. Clotting is a necessary function because it stops bleeding after a person is injured. However, many people develop clots when they are not injured. Atrial fibrillation, which is a heart condition, can trigger blood clot development by causing the blood to pool inside of the heart. If a blood clot develops inside of the lungs or legs, then serious complications or death may result.