Fighting Big Pharmaceutical Negligence
Coagulants, or blood thinners like Xarelto, are used to help treat and prevent internal bleeding as well as the undesired buildup of blood in one spot, known as a blood clot. These can cause strokes, brain hemorrhage, and other potentially deadly events. What blood thinners do is promote the healthy blood flow throughout the body. Those at risk of or having recently experienced hemorrhage or stroke will likely be prescribed this.
The makers of this drug, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, as well as Bayer Pharmaceuticals, the marketers of this drug, have recently been sued and investigated for misrepresenting the product and failing to warn users of its potential dangers. If you’ve been affected by this drug or your loved one has, our Pennsylvania defective drug attorneys want you to know that you do have options for being compensated.
Potential Risks of Xarelto Use
The main concern with Xarelto is that, because it promotes the freer flow of blood throughout the body, that it can contribute to a bleeding event that is uncontrollable even for doctors.
In addition to this possibility, Xarelto can also cause the following:
- Infection after surgery
- Decreased oxygen in the blood
- Bleeding in the brain
- Blood masses
- Swelling of the legs
- Trouble breathing
Xarelto has been marketed and represented as a safe substitute for the coagulate warfarin. Those pushing Xarelto never mentioned the potential risks, the virtual inability to stop bleeding events caused by Xarelto. Doctors would have prescribed warfarin knowing of Xarelto’s dangers, but they were not made aware of them.
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The Pennsylvania defective drug attorneys at Handler, Henning & Rosenberg have over 100 years of combined experience fighting for victims of negligence in and out of the courtroom. We have a winning track record backed by a reputation for unbeatable client interaction and dedication.
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