Have you been forced to stay overnight in the hospital due to internal bleeding caused by Xarelto? If this is the case, the attorneys at the Fitzgerald Law Firm in New York may be able to help you.
What Is Xarelto and Why Does It Cause Internal Bleeding?
Xarelto, the trade name for the drug rivaroxaban, is an anticoagulant or blood thinner that is used to treat patients who are at risk for blood clots. The type of blood clot that Xarelto is designed to treat is known as a DVT or Deep Vein Thrombosis. This type of blood clot forms after certain types of surgery or injury and can break free and travel to the lungs, causing a pulmonary embolism.
Xarelto is also used to treat atrial fibrillation or A-fib, a heart rhythm disorder. However, people who have had a heart valve replacement or are prone to bleeding are warned not to use Xarelto. The manufacturer also warns that patients who undergo a spinal tap or receive spinal anesthesia can develop a serious blood clot that can lead to permanent paralysis.
The drug was approved by the FDA in 2011 and is manufactured by Bayer, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson.
I Was Not In The Risk Group, But Xarelto Caused Uncontrolled Bleeding
If you were not a patient who was identified to be at-risk but who took Xarelto and experienced uncontrolled bleeding that led to an overnight stay in the hospital, you may be part of a group of people who have been impacted by unexpected side effects from this drug.
Unfortunately, at this time there is no antidote for unexpected bleeding caused by Xarelto. Intensive medical intervention is required to stave off the effects of the drug, and even with immediate medical care, patients can still be at risk.
A group of patients who claim that they were not sufficiently warned about the dangerous side effects of this drug are in the process of filing claims against the company. If you have experienced bleeding and other unexpected problems while taking Xarelto, you may also have a claim against the manufacturer.
The attorneys at the Fitzgerald Law Firm in New York are ready to help you with your Xarelto claim. We have many years of experience in helping victims like you collect compensation for damages caused by drugs. Call today for a free consultation.