Austin Xarelto Lawyer
Due to drug manufacturers prioritizing profits over consumer health, suffering a severe bleeding episode while taking Xarelto is a very real possibility. If this has happened to you, seek compensation with help from an Austin Xarelto lawyer.
Nearly all medications have potential health risks. While many drugs have minor side effects, others cause major complications, potentially leading to serious and fatal injuries.
Xarelto is a blood-thinning medication manufactured by Bayer, Johnson & Johnson, and Janssen Pharmaceuticals. As one of a newer class of anticoagulants, Xarelto has had many reported cases of serious internal bleeding and death.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of serious side effects while taking Xarelto, it’s important to consult with an Austin Xarelto lawyer from Colley & Colley, LLP who will protect your rights under the law.
What Is Xarelto?
Xarelto is prescribed to treat and prevent blood clots and strokes in people who suffer from any of the following conditions:
- Pulmonary Embolism – Blood clots that typically originate in the legs gets lodged in the lung, blocking blood flow to part of the organ
- Atrial Fibrillation – An irregular and rapid heart rate that can raise your risk of stroke, heart failure, and other complications of the heart
- Deep Vein Thrombosis – A serious condition that occurs when blood clots form in the blood vessels of the legs
The Dangers of Xarelto
The fourth leading cause of death in America, adverse drug reactions kill about 100,000 people each year and are responsible for roughly 2 million injuries, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Xarelto can be extremely dangerous, potentially causing uncontrollable and irreversible internal bleeding. Without a life-saving antidote to reverse its bleeding effects, Xarelto can be deadly. Approximately 35,000 adverse events are reported yearly to the FDA. In addition, blood thinners have killed 3,000 people.
The Effects of Xarelto’s Adverse Reactions
It is difficult for doctors to treat serious internal bleeding when taking Xarelto. Stopping the bleeding can be a challenging feat because the drug’s manufacturers began marketing it before a reversal method was developed.
Bleeding internally while taking Xarelto may occur in these areas of the body:
- Bleeding in and around the eyes
- Bleeding in the brain
- Bleeding in the abdomen, intestines, colon, and rectum
It’s important to seek immediate medical attention if you suffer from any of these symptoms while taking Xarelto:
- Blood in the eyes and nose
- Blood in urine or stool
- Dizziness, fainting, disorientation, loss of concentration
- Vomiting blood
- Swollen eyes, lips, and tongue
- Difficulty swallowing
Contact an Austin Xarelto Bleeding Injury Lawyer
Many Xarelto lawsuits are based on the fact that the makers did not warn patients of the possible dangerous and deadly side effects. It’s important to hold the responsible party accountable for the negligence of their actions and receive the compensation you deserve for your damages.
If you or a loved one were injured while taking the drug Xarelto, a skilled and knowledgeable Austin Xarelto lawyer will help you recover the compensation you deserve. Call Colley & Colley, LLP at 1-877-411-2001 for a free consultation to discuss your case. Experienced and skilled in defective drug litigation, we are here to fight for your rights.