Xarelto® Lawsuit Attorneys Jacksonville
FDA Recall, Warning or Action: The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued warnings regarding safety concerns with rivaroxaban, the blood thinner/anticoagulant Xarelto’s active ingredient.
According to the Institute for Safe Medication Practices, “Oral anticoagulants rank among the highest-risk outpatient drug treatments by several measures” due to the risk of hemorrhage. Rivaroxaban, sold under the name Xarelto, is an oral anticoagulant that accounted for high numbers of serious injuries and deaths in adverse drug event reports submitted to the FDA in 2016.
Our attorneys are well-versed in the harm that dangerous drugs can do to you and your loved ones. We work closely with medical experts and product specialists to identify such drugs and track rulings made in injury and wrongful death suits filed by patients and their family members.
Side Effects of Xarelto® Use
Initially, Xarelto® was approved by the FDA for use following joint replacement surgery to reduce the risk of blood clots. Bayer and a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, the drug’s distributors, also received FDA approval for wider application of Xarelto®. Deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism were just two of the conditions for which the drug was then used.
Xarelto® side effects listed on the FDA label include, but are not limited to:
- A Blood Clot in the Heart That Can Lead to Stroke
- Frequent Nose Bleeds
- Bleeding Gums
- Coughing Up Blood or Blood Clots
- Back Pain
- A Spinal Blood Clot That Can Lead to Paralysis
NOTE: Rivaroxaban was prescribed more than 2,200,000 times in 2016. Among all anticoagulants, practically all reported injuries or deaths were from hemorrhages.
Contact us for more information on Xarelto® lawsuits.
Thousands of lawsuits have been filed against the distributors of Xarelto®, alleging the companies’ failure to warn of the drug’s dangers. Many of these cases are related to wrongful deaths of family members who were not warned of the drug’s danger and died from uncontrolled bleeding after taking Xarelto®.
If you or a loved one has been harmed by taking Xarelto®, our experienced drug attorneys will help determine if you have a case. Please complete the form at the top of the page or call us at 904-251-1111 or 800-251-1111 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.