side effects of anticoagulants

Understanding The Side Effects of Anticoagulants And Xarelto Bleeding Symptoms

Our lawyers are currently accepting various potential lawsuits for individuals that have been injured by the side effects of anticoagulants like Xarelto, known by the generic name Rivaroxaban. This is a widely prescribed anticoagulant drug. Due to recent studies from the Institute for Safe Medication Practices, this drug has been associated with serious or disabling injuries or fatal injuries, to include events such as uncontrollable side effects of anticoagulants such as internal bleeding symptoms and blood clots.

If you have been injured because of Xarelto, you can contact our law firm immediately to get your free confidential lawsuit evaluation. You could be entitled to compensation after filing a lawsuit against the manufacturers. Our lawyers will be happy to help!

What Are The Symptoms?

When there is internal bleeding, this is blood loss that takes place within the patient’s body. Due to the fact that this happens inside, instead of outside the body, the internal bleeds may go unnoticed for periods of time. When the bleeding is rapid, blood could accumulate and start pressing on your internal structures, forming a discolored spot or bulge under the skin. Any severe internal bleeding can lead to loss of consciousness, shock or death.

Xarelto Bleeding Symptoms One Of The Side Effects of Anticoagulants:

– Severe/uncontrollable bleeding

– Long lasting or unexpected bleeding

– Urine that is pink or brown

– Stool that is red or black

– Bruises that have an unknown cause

– Coughing up blood or blood clots

– Vomit that has blood in it or has a coffee ground consistency

– Swelling, joint pain, dizziness, or weakness

Why Is There A Problem With Xarelto?

Back in 2011, Xarelto got approved for treating pulmonary embolism, stroke, deep vein thrombosis and blood clots in patients who had undergone knee or hip replacement surgery. Just like other side effects of anticoagulants, Xarelto comes with a risk of xarelto bleeding symptoms as a side effect. However, the events of internal bleeding with Xarelto are often uncontrollable or cannot be reversed. This makes it a much more dangerous drug than other traditional blood thinners that are available, such as warfarin. Warfarin is a common anticoagulant that has been used for well over 50 years in the United States.

Allegations In Xarelto Lawsuit

With the lawsuits that have been filed against the makers of Xarelto, the claims include the side effects of anticoagulants:

– Failure to warn of internal bleeding events that are unable to be controlled or reversed, as they could be with other blood thinners such as warfarin

– Failure to warn about the uncontrollable internal bleeding

– That there was a defective design

– Failure to properly update the warning labels on the drug in a timely fashion

Some of the former Xarelto users are alleging that Bayer AG and Johnson & Johnson should have made sure to recall the drug once they became aware of the risks.

Do I Have A Lawsuit?

At our law firm, we have a product liability and defective drug litigation group that has experience with cases allowing us to focus on representing patients in Xarelto lawsuits. We are working on handing a number of individual litigations across the nation and investigating potential settlements throughout the 50 states.

If you or someone you love has been injured due to Xarelto and has side effects of anticoagulants, you can contact our firm immediately for a free, confidential case evaluation. You could be entitled to compensation simply by filing a class action suit. We are here to help you!