If you or a loved one suffered a bleeding side effect from the use of Xarelto, including internal bleeding, brain hemorrhaging, blood clots or stroke, our attorneys may be able to help you to seek compensation for these injuries. To find out more about filing a Xarelto lawsuit, contact us today for a free case consultation.
What is Xarelto?
Xarelto is a kind of blood thinner that belongs to a class of anticoagulants called direct factor Xa inhibitors. Anticoagulants, like Xarelto, interfere with the normal clotting of the blood. Clotting is necessary if a person is to stop bleeding from an open wound, but some people experience clotting when they are not injured.
In July 201, the FDA approved Xarelto (rivaroxaban), manufactured by Bayer and marketed by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical company.
The purpose of prescription drug Xarelto is threefold: (1) to reduce the risk of blood clots and stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation; (2) to treat pulmonary embolisms and deep vein thrombosis; and (3) and to lessen the risk of blood clots in patients during knee or hip replacement surgery.
Xarelto has been marketed as easier to use than warfarin (coumadin), contending that it is “the first and only once-a-day prescription blood thinner for patients with AFib not caused by heart valve problems, that is proven to reduce the risk of stroke – without routine blood monitoring.” Nevertheless, important safety information and warnings were withheld about the dangers of Xarelto.