Xarelto claims are currently being filed against Janssen Pharmaceuticals (a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson) and Bayer for failure to warn doctors and patients of the risk of uncontrollable bleeding associated with Xarelto. Xarelto is an anticoagulant or blood thinner used to prevent stroke, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), and blood clots.
Why is Xarelto dangerous?
Unlike many other blood thinners, Xarelto does not have an antidote or reversal agent; therefore, unlike many other blood thinners, if a person on Xarelto has a bleeding problem, it is very hard or impossible for doctors to treat. As a result, many have suffered very serious injuries and death due to the use of Xarelto.
What is most upsetting is that common blood thinners that have been used for years do have antidote or reversal agents. The drug company’s sold Xarelto as a new and improved wonder drug when we believe it was far more dangerous than the less expensive blood thinners on the market.
In 2013 the FDA sent a warning letter to the makers of Xarelto where they stated Xarelto ads are "false and misleading because it minimizes the risks associated with Xarelto and makes misleading claims." The letter continued that the company had violated two federal laws — FD & C Act 21 U.S.C 352 (n) and FDA implementing regulation 21 CFR 202.1(e)(5)(i).
What injuries have been linked to Xarelto?
Xarelto has been linked to serious bleeding injuries such as:
- GI bleeds
- Brain hemorrhage
- Internal bleeding
Do Not Stop the Medication Without Seeing a Doctor
Xarelto is very powerful drug and "patients should not discontinue the medication without speaking to a health care professional." The FDA has warned that the "Premature discontinuation Xarelto increases the risk of thrombotic events." Be careful! Call your Doctor before stopping Xarelto.
How do I get Compensated for my Xarelto Injuries
It is important that you file a claim against the Xarelto manufacturer. We can help you register and begin the process to get you compensated now. Please complete the form or call us at 1-800-214-1600.