Xarelto (rivaroxaban) is commonly marketed in the United States as a blood-thinner generally prescribed to combat blood clots. Although, the serious nature of the side effects caused by Xarelto are leading to a staggering number of lawsuits.
Current and former users and their families are claiming that the risks and side effects of Xarelto were not made clear when they were prescribed the drug. Also, those who have used Xarelto are alleging that they were not properly warned about the negative effects of Xarelto prior to their usage of the drug.
Those bringing suit found that the drug caused them to suffer from harmful side effect(s) due to their consumption of the drug. Xarelto side effects may include, but are not limited to:
- Serious bleeding complications
- Excessive and prolonged blood loss
- including coughing up blood, bloody stool, bleeding gums, vomiting blood
- Bleeding in the brain
- Intracranial hemorrhaging
- Eye bleeding (vitreous hemorrhage)
- Stomach bleeding
- Numbness and dizziness
- Difficulty breathing
- Gastrointestinal bleeding
- Wound infections from inhibited clotting
- Lack of effectiveness in preventing dangerous clotting
- Dyspnea (difficulty breathing)
- Infection associated with hip or knee replacement surgery
- Decreased hemoglobin (a substance that carries oxygen in red blood cells)
- Hematoma (a mass in the blood)
- Peripheral edema (swelling of the lower limbs)
Plaintiffs bringing suit are doing so because of the negative consequences caused in their lives, due to their use of Xarelto. Plaintiffs’ detrimental results include failure in their ability to work or maintain job, emotional distress because of the unwanted side effects on themselves or family members, finical burdens associated with lost wages, hospital costs and continuing health care costs, and funeral costs. There are currently thousands of lawsuits underway due to the adverse effects of Xarelto in the United States.
If you or a loved one has experienced any type of negative side effect from Xarelto, please contact the Naumes Law Group at 616-227-8444 or via our web page at www.naumeslaw.com for a free consultation.