Facts About Xarelto lawsuit You Should Know
Have you been prescribed to Xarelto when recovering from hip replacement surgery or a knee surgery? Are you on this drug because you suffer from DVT (deep vein thrombosis) pulmonary embolism and experiencing severe side effects? Are you aware that you can sue the manufacturer for health damages caused by Xarelto severe side effects?
What is Xarelto?
Xarelto is a medicine that goes by generic name a rivaroxaban. It is a drug that is used as an anticoagulant. It is designed to block the activities of certain clotting substances in the blood. Mostly, Xarelto is used to prevent blood clots that from forming as a result of the knee or hip replacement surgery, pulmonary embolism and other conditions. The medicine has also been approved to be used on patients suffering from heart rhythm disorder (atrial fibrillation) to protect them from a stroke. Although the FAD (Food and Drug Administration) approved the drug in 2011, Xarelto has been blamed for causing severe side effects a short time after the patient starts taking.
If you are not attentive, you might not get to realize that Xarelto is one that is causing some of the severe side effects that you are experiencing. Some of the health complications that are associated with this medicine include uncontrollable bleeding, peripheral edema, decreased hemoglobin or even death. If the patient is not adequately monitored, an internal hemorrhage may occur in vital organs such as lungs, brains and the liver. Some of the proven life-threatening side effects include stroke, heart attack, and gastrointestinal bleeding. What you need to note is that the company has not warned the patients about these side effects. It is believed that the manufacturer has been aware of these side effects but failed to warn the patients.
Immediately after approval in 2011, patients started experiencing the mentioned side effects. It was later realized that the drug was the cause of these side effects. In October 2012, there were several complaints about Xarelto at the Federal court. In February 2013, Virgina Stuntebeck filed a lawsuit against the company alleging that they did not provide sufficient warning against the possible health complication. She hospitalized with severe gastrointestinal bleeding after taking this drug. In her complaint, she stated that the drug manufacturer was aware of the side effect and that they should not have it.
Virginia lawsuit just the beginning as numerous Xarelto litigations have been trickling ever since including litigation for deaths caused by Xatelro. More than 4,500 Xarelto suits consolidated under U.S. District Judge Eldon Fallon began in February 2017. There is still room for those who have suffered severe side effects after taking Xarelto to sue the company for health damages.
If you are a victim of Xarelto side effects and there is tangible evidence to prove this, you stand a chance to be compensated by the for damages. Medical reports are crucial for these lawsuits to be successful. You can file a Xarelto lawsuit for damages on your health. The fact that the company concealed crucial information about the possible severe side effects and health complications will help to build a strong case. Find an attorney who has experiences in such litigations and you will be guaranteed a handsome compensation.