Xarelto, the popular blood thinner manufactured by Bayer and marketed by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, can cause uncontrollable bleeding and severe complications. Xarelto (also known as the generic rivaroxaban) is intended to reduce the risk of developing blood clots; however, patients may suffer from uncontrollable fatal bleeding that cannot be stopped. If you suffered an injury or have a loved one who died from a Xarelto bleeding event, Xarelto lawyers in Florida may be able to help.
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What is a Black Box Warning?
Xarelto contains a black box warning label, the most serious type of warning issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. According to the FDA, drugs that can cause serious injury or may lead to death have a black box warning label. Xarelto is similar to the blood thinner Pradaxa, which also caused fatal bleeding that resulted in $650 million dollar lawsuits in multi-district litigation. Xarelto is estimated to become the 19th best selling drug in the world and reach $3.7 billion in sales by 2018.
While Xarelto is intended to decrease the risk of blood clots, the risk for uncontrollable bleeding may outweigh the benefits. Patients using Xarelto can suffer a wrongful death or severe complications including:
- Internal bleeding
- Blood clots
Patients who suffered severe internal bleeding from Xarelto claim that Johnson & Johnson and Bayer downplayed the medicine’s bleeding risks. Over 65 deaths have been linked to fatal bleeding episodes caused by the blood thinner. Xarelto was marketed as easier to use and more successful than Coumadin (warfarin), yet unlike warfarin doctors do not have an effective means to stop the bleeding in the event of an emergency.
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If you suffered serious side effects, or have a loved one who suffered a wrongful death linked to Xarelto, Xarelto lawyers in Florida may be to help you obtain compensation for emergency room visits, ongoing care, lost wages, funeral expenses, and pain and suffering. Burnetti, P.A. attorneys understand the hardship, devastation, and confusion clients experience following injuries from a defective drug. For more information, fill out a free case consultation at https://www.burnetti.com or call 1-888-BURNETTI.