Rivaroxaban, marketed under the brand name Xarelto®, is a prescription blood thinner designed to stop blood coagulation. Manufactured by Bayer and approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in July 2011, Xarelto is often given to patients who undergo joint replacement surgery or have non-valvular atrial fibrillation.
Despite its wide use, Xarelto has been linked to an increased risk of serious bleeding, stroke, blood clots, and other side effects among certain types of patients. In August 2013, the FDA required Bayer to change the warning label on packages of Xarelto. Patients who stop taking the medication have a greater chance of experiencing thrombotic events, including spinal/epidural hematomas, pulmonary embolisms, and more.
If you or someone you love took Xarelto and developed any of these complications, you may be eligible for compensation. Contact our attorneys today for a free evaluation of your case.
Health problems associated with Xarelto are potentially life-threatening and include:
If you or a loved one took Xarelto and suffered severe side effects, you deserve the help of a Xarelto drug injury lawyer. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Call us or fill out a free initial consultation form today. We’re here to help.
A 2013 study conducted by New York Medical College links Xarelto to an increased risk of bleeding among patients who:
Unlike other blood thinners, such as warfarin (Coumadin®), there are no counteracting drugs for Xarelto and no way to reverse its effects. This can increase the risk of severe injury or death in the event of major bleeding.
You have legal rights if you or a loved one suffered a stroke, severe bleeding, or other serious side effect after taking Xarelto—and we’re here to protect them. Our drug injury lawyers will investigate the facts of your case while you focus on your health, your family, and your recovery. Call or contact us online today to get the representation you deserve for your Xarelto injury.
Xarelto®is a registered trademark of Bayer AG and is used here only for the purpose of identifying the product in question. Coumadin®is a registered trademark of Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and is used here only for the purpose of identifying the product in question. This law firm is not associated with, sponsored by, or affiliated with Bayer AG; Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; New York Medical College-Metropolitan Hospital Center; the U.S. Food and Drug Administration; or the U.S. National Library of Medicine.