The Gallagher Law Firm is currently involved with Xarelto lawsuits, the oral anticoagulant (blood thinner) drug which has been connected to serious bleeding events and internal bleeding leading to death in some patients.
Contact The Gallagher Law Firm online or call (713) 238-7705 if you think you or a relative may have suffered complications after taking Xarelto.
Xarelto, the brand/generic name of the drug Rivaroxaban (BAY 59-7939), is an oral anticoagulant invented and manufactured by Bayer. It is the first available orally active direct factor Xa inhibitor. Xarelto is absorbed via the gut and maximum inhibition of factor Xa occurs four hours after a dose. The effects last approximately 8–12 hours, but factor Xa activity does not return to normal within 24 hours so once-daily dosing is possible.
Uses of Xarelto
Xarelto is used to prevent blood clots from forming due to a certain irregular heartbeat (atrial fibrillation) or after hip or knee replacement surgery. It is also used to treat blood clots (such as in deep vein thrombosis-DVT or pulmonary embolus-PE) and to prevent the blood clots from forming again. Xarelto is an anticoagulant that works by blocking certain clotting proteins in your blood.
Xarelto Side Effects
The side effects of Xarelto may include:
- Internal Bleeding
- Abnormal Liver Function Tests
- Collection of Clotted Blood in an Organ, Space or Tissue
- Feeling Faint
- Low Energy
- Muscle Spasm
- Sinus Irritation and Congestion
- Small Skin Blister
- Throat Pain
- Upper Abdominal Pain
- Urinary Tract Infection
Bayer and Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. are facing several Xarelto lawsuits alleging that the drug is dangerous and defective. The plaintiffs claim that, unlike traditional anticoagulants (e.g. warfarin, Coumadin) whose blood-thinning effects can be reversed using vitamin K, there is no antidote available for Xarelto. Because of this, the lawsuits claim, doctors have no effective means of stopping Xarelto users from bleeding in the event of an emergency. Plaintiffs in the lawsuits allege serious and fatal injuries, including cerebral hemorrhaging and gastrointestinal bleeds, from use of the drug.
If you are interested in a Xarelto lawsuit or in discussing your unique situation with an attorney, please contact the Gallagher Law Firm. One of our attorneys would be glad to listen to your story and discuss your options. Whether you may have personally been harmed by Xarelto or a family member was affected, our knowledge and resources may be able to help you in some way.
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Call (713) 238-7705 or contact us online to discuss your options with an attorney from The Gallagher Law Firm. Our professionals are actively working on Xarelto lawsuits and are extremely knowledgeable about Xarelto and the legal issues surrounding it.