Xarelto is a widely prescribed blood thinner, used by doctors to treat individuals at risk of stroke. It is also often prescribed to patients who have just undergone a major surgery, such as hip or knee replacement, to prevent dangerous blood clots. This drug is one of the most profitable drug thinners on the market, developed by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a joint venture of Bayer and Johnson & Johnson.
The drug has been found to pose a serious risk, however. Many studies and reported cases have linked it to dangerous internal bleeding. Should this bleed take place near a critical organ, it can cause disruption that can cause organ failure. The bleeding can also cause blood to pool elsewhere in the body posing an additional threat.
Xarelto is one of the most expensive blood thinner treatments on the market. It is often prescribed without follow-up examination or checkups that could catch instances of internal bleeding. This puts the patient at serious risk.
Advocating for Those Who Have Been Hurt by Xarelto
If you or a loved one has experienced a serious health condition, such as internal bleeding, following use of Xarelto, there may be legal options. At Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C., our Pittsburgh prescription drug claims attorneys understand the serious threat that dangerous drugs can pose to a patient. We are committed to holding drug manufacturers accountable for these drugs and the harm that they cause patients. Drug manufacturers make billions of dollars off of these products, all too often failing to inform the public — or even doctors — of the serious threat.
If you have suffered from internal bleeding after using Xarelto, please call our Pittsburgh law offices today to learn your options and speak with a skilled lawyer. Call (844) 383-0565.