Is Xarelto a Dangerous Drug?

Xarelto, a prescription blood thinner used to prevent blood clots and strokes, is the reason behind 1,900 lawsuits filed against manufacturers Bayer and Johnson & Johnson. Several studies have shown Xarelto can cause severe internal bleeding, which can be fatal. Xarelto is just one of many drugs/procedures that can cause serious side effects to patients.

After it was approved by the FDA in 2011, Xarelto became popular because it comes with no dietary restrictions and no routine monitoring is required, making it a more convenient option over the alternative, warfarin. But an overlooked detail about the drug is that there is a reversal agent for warfarin to stop excessive bleeding, but no such antidote exists for Xarelto. Thus, patients are more at risk of bleeding to death if Xarelto causes them to bleed internally.

In 2012, 2,081 adverse events involving Xarelto were reported, including 151 fatalities.

“The lack of a reversal agent for Xarelto is a serious oversight by the companies responsible for the drug,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group. “Patients need to be made aware of this risk before being prescribed this medication.”

Our firm has been handling personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you’ve been injured by a drug and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer today. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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