Were you prescribed Xarelto® following knee or hip replacement surgery? Did you experience uncontrollable bleeding as you recovered? If so, there is probably a connection and you may be entitled to a settlement from the drug manufacturer.
Prescribed to prevent blood clots in patients who had undergone a knee or hip replacement procedure, the anti-coagulant drug Xarelto soon proved to do more harm than good. In many patients, the drug led to uncontrollable bleeding, brain hemorrhage, thrombosis, peripheral edema, and dyspnea. While there is always a risk of bleeding when a patient takes a blood thinner, traditional blood thinners have a way to reverse the effects with an antidote of sorts. For example, effects of the blood thinner Warfarin can be reversed with a dose of vitamin K. However, there is no such antidote for Xarelto, so when a patient starts bleeding, nothing can be done to stop it.
Patients who have successfully sued the drugmaker and distributors of Xarelto have been able to prove that the parties failed to warn patients of the possible side effects and engaged in unethical marketing practices in convincing patients to use Xarelto instead of the alternatives. Our experienced dangerous drug attorneys have successfully won millions of dollars for our clients and we can do the same for you. Call us today.