Xarelto is a once-a-day oral anticoagulant medication promoted to treat atrial fibrillation by thinning the blood. Xarelto is marketed as not requiring the continuous blood monitoring necessary for other anticoagulants like Coumadin (warfarin). Xarelto is made by Bayer and marketed in the U.S. by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals. It was put on the market in 2011, a year after Pradaxa, another anticoagulant medication that has been subject to much litigation.
Xarelto and Bleeding Events
Xarelto can cause major uncontrolled bleeding events. Unlike Coumadin, the concentration of Xarelto in a patient’s blood cannot be reversed in the case of over-dose or other serious complication such as emergency surgery. This means that doctors have to order blood transfusions while they attempt to stop Xarelto bleeds through surgical or other interventions. This situation has resulted in serious disability or death. Additionally, unlike Coumadin, Xarelto does not have a way to monitor its effects on a patient’s blood. As a result, some individuals are at an increased risk for severe bleeds without knowing it.
Contact the Law Firm Of Perdue & Kidd
The Xarelto MDL is pending before Judge Eldon Fallon of the Eastern District of Louisiana. If you or a loved one has taken Xarelto and suffered bleeding, stroke, or death contact the lawyers of Perdue & Kidd. Our attorneys have experience representing clients throughout Texas and the country against major pharmaceutical and medical device companies. Our attorneys bring more than 100 years of combined experience that allows us to offer real hope to our clients who have been injured.
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