Xarelto Lawsuits - Linked to Severe Side Effects
Xarelto is one of the fastest growing blood thinner medications on the market. However, new reports raise alarming concerns regarding serious Xarelto injuries, including:
- Internal Bleeding
- Thrombosis (blood clots)
- Decreased Hemoglobin
- Cerebrovascular Accidents (stroke)
- Peripheral edema
Blood thinners like Xarelto, Pradaxa and Coumadin are necessary medications for some people with atrial fibrillation. Plaintiffs across the nation however, have begun filing lawsuits alleging that Xarelto is defectively designed and that Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the manufacturer and distributor of Xarelto, has failed to warn doctors and users of Xarelto’s potentially deadly side effects.
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Coumadin (warfarin) was one of the first blood thinner medications and was approved for use in 1954. Xarelto, approved by the FDA in November of 2011, has been promoted as the next generation of blood-thinning drugs. Janssen has marketed and promoted Xarelto as a once-a-day drug that, unlike warfarin, does not require periodic monitoring with blood tests.
It has been reported that by the end of 2012, there were 2,081 serious adverse events reported to the FDA that were associated with Xarelto users, including 151 deaths. Plaintiffs have alleged that the failure to conduct periodic tests while using Xarelto allows many users to unknowingly fall outside of Xarelto’s therapeutic window, resulting in a blood platelet aggregation that is either too thick or too thin. As a result, Xarelto users are at an increased risk of suffering severe side effects without even knowing about the increased risks.
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