Xarelto Lawsuit Attorneys
Xarelto Linked to Serious Bleeding Incidents and Deaths
The blood thinner Xarelto was hailed as a new generation of anticoagulant to help those who suffer from atrial fibrillation and other health problems. But it didn’t take long before reports of serious complications and even deaths began to surface.
Because Xarelto must thin the blood to do its job, users are at risk of severe and unstoppable bleeding because the blood cannot clot. Food and Drug Administration reports and media accounts link Xarelto to thousands of complications in users.
These medical emergencies place a terrible strain on victims and their families. That’s why the pharmaceutical drug attorneys at Pittman Dutton & Hellums want to help your family if this has happened to you.
You can call us anytime at (866) 515-8880 or you can contact us by filling out the form on this page. We offer a case evaluation by an attorney at no cost and with no obligation. Find out what we can do to help your family.
FDA Recorded 2,750 Complications in Just 15 Months
According to FDA statistics published by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices, between January 2012 and March 2013:
- 151 deaths were linked to Xarelto
- 2,750 complications were documented in that same time period
That’s not all. Media reports also indicate that Xarelto may be responsible for 130 deaths in Germany.
Many of those affected by these tragedies are taking legal action against the makers of Xarelto to have their suffering recognized.
Xarelto’s danger lies in its anticoagulant properties. This is a problem with all blood thinners.
The go-to blood-thinner for decades, warfarin, has an antidote that can be taken to allow the blood to clot in an emergency. There is no such antidote for Xarelto.
Gastrointestinal bleeding, rectal bleeding or brain bleeding can continue indefinitely in Xarelto users. Injuries that might be treatable in others can be much more serious if the injured person is taking Xarelto. Additionally, the lack of an antidote might limit the options of doctors and surgeons in the emergency room.
If you or a loved one suffered a serious bleeding incident due to Xarelto, we understand that your family is suffering a hardship you shouldn’t have to endure. You should speak with an attorney at Pittman Dutton & Hellums about what we can do to help. We have helped families in situations like yours many times before in Alabama and nationwide.
An experienced pharmaceutical drug attorney can seek compensation for:
- Medical expenses, such as hospital stays, ambulance rides, surgical procedures and more
- Follow-up medical visits
- Income you lost because you were unable to work
- Pain and suffering
If a loved one has died, his or her rights are not lost. Our attorneys can fight to get your family compensated for your suffering and all related expenses, such as funeral costs and loss of future income.
To speak with an attorney experienced in pharmaceutical drug cases, call Pittman Dutton & Hellums at (866) 515-8880 or fill out the form on this page. We will make sure you understand your legal options going forward. We are investigating claims involving Xarelto throughout the entire country.
There is never any cost or obligation for a case evaluation. We want to tell you what we can do to help.