Xarelto is a blood thinning medication that is currently the subject of widespread litigation all over the country. Linked with a number of dangerous side effects, including the risk of uncontrollable internal and external bleeding for which there is no antidote, Xarelto has caused injury and death to thousands of unsuspecting patients who were led to believe that the drug was safe. In fact, hundreds of people have been killed by the drug since it was introduced in 2011.
Forms bleeding that could potentially be life-threatening while on anticoagulant medication include:
- Skin bleeding
- Bleeding of the gums
- Uncontrolled menstrual bleeding
- Brain bleeding
- Gastrointestinal bleeding
Even a simple accident like a fall causing a bruise can be extremely dangerous for a patient taking Xarelto. Any small injury or trauma may cause an internal hemorrhage that may be difficult for doctors to treat. In fact, blood thinning medications like Xarelto lead to more emergency room visits than opioid medications.
Patients who have suffered injury because of this drug may have a right to file suit against Bayer AG and Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Pharmaceuticals, the makers and marketers of Xarelto. Xarelto lawsuits have been combined in Multi-District Litigation (MDL) and thousands of these lawsuits are still awaiting trial.
The Dangers of Abruptly Stopping Xarelto
Taking Xarelto comes with many risks, but it may be just as dangerous to abruptly stop taking the drug. If you are currently taking Xarelto, make sure to follow your doctor’s instructions. Do not stop taking the medication without consulting your doctor, as this may increase your risk of other complications such as blood clots, bleeding accidents, and stroke.
Consult a Xarelto Lawyer in Colorado
If you have suffered serious side effects or have suffered the loss of a loved one because of Xarelto, you may have recourse. We encourage you to contact Klein Frank, P.C. as soon as possible to discuss your case with a dangerous drug attorney in Boulder, Colorado. Backed by more than 60 years of experience, our seasoned trial lawyers are nationally known for our skill, results, and commitment to our clients.
Contact us today to request a free case evaluation: (303) 448-8884.