California Xarelto Wrongful Death Law Firm
Xarelto (rivaroxaban) is a new anticoagulant drug (blood thinner) made by Bayer and marketed by Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Pharmaceuticals unit.
Xarelto was approved by the FDA in July 2011 to reduce the risk of blood clots, deep vein thrombosis, and pulmonary embolism after knee or hip implant replacement surgery, to reduce strokes in non-valvular atrial fibrillation and to reduce the recurrence of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism after blood thinner treatment.
Unfortunately since its release, Xarelto has been linked to catastrophic bleeding events and wrongful deaths. The drug currently carries two “Black Box Warnings,” the FDA’s most serious type.According to medical experts safety and effectiveness questions remain.Xarelto Black Box Warnings
Xarelto carries two “Black Box Warnings” on its label. The warnings state that:
- Discontinuing Xarelto may increase the risk of dangerous blood clots and stroke in nonvalvular atrial fibrillation users.
- Having spinal anesthesia, such as an epidural, or a spinal procedure, such as a spinal tap, may cause bleeding on or around the spine that can lead to paralysis.
Read the latest developments in Xarelto Personal Injury lawsuits here. Lawsuits allege that drug-makers failed to warn that Xarelto lacks an effective reversal agent, which can make it difficult, if not impossible to stop bleeding in an emergency.
Many Xarelto injured patients are now filing lawsuits against the manufacturers nationwide.
Depending on your case specifics, you may be eligible to participate in one of the following lawsuits:
- Inadequate warnings and misleading marketing about the risk of uncontrollable bleeding
- Failure to inform consumers that there is no known antidote to reverse hemorrhaging and blood thinning effects caused by the drug
Are you looking for a Xarelto Brain Bleed or Gastro-Intestinal Bleeding Attorney in California? Do You Live in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Sacramento, or San Diego, and Want to File a California Xarelto Wrongful Death Bleeding Lawsuit?
As a result of the drug makers’ failure to adequately warn about the risks associated with the anticoagulant, financial compensation may be available through an Xarelto lawsuit for individuals who have experienced:
- Internal Bleeding or Gastrointestinal Bleeding
- Brain Hemorrhage
- Intra-Cranial Bleed
- Intra-Cerebral Bleed
- Sub-Dural Hematoma
- Hemorrhagic Stroke
- Wrongful Death From Bleeding Problems
The Dr Shezad Malik Law Firm is currently investigating and accepting Xarelto uncontrollable bleeding injury cases nationwide, including California, Florida, Illinois, New York and Texas.
We are accepting and evaluating Xarelto bleeding side effect cases including uncontrollable gastrointestinal bleeding (stomach, colon, rectum), brain bleeding (intracranial bleeding, intracerebral bleeding, sub-dural hematoma), uncontrollable bleeding from minor cuts/lacerations, slip and falls, minor trauma, bleeding episodes requiring hospitalizations, blood transfusions and death.
If you or somebody you know has been injured or died as a result of Xarelto bleeding, you should contact the Xarelto Injury Team attorneys at the Dr Malik Law Firm immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the contact form to contact us or call toll free 24 hours a day at (888) 210-9693 ext 2.Xarelto Bleeding Risk Higher for Acutely Ill Patients
A medical study presented at the American Heart Association, in November 25, 2013, indicated Xarelto caused a 3-fold increased risk of bleeding for acutely ill patients and a 4-fold increased risk of major bleeding in patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS).
Der Spiegel in October 4, 2013, reported that Xarelto has been linked to 968 adverse events (including 72 deaths) during the first 8 months of 2013. In 2012, Xarelto was associated with 750 adverse events, including 58 deaths.What is the Problem with Xarelto?
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Xarelto in July 2011 for a limited group of people, getting knee or hip replacement surgery, because they are at a higher risk of developing blood clots that could lead to a stroke, deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism.
In November 2011, Xarelto was approved to prevent stroke in people with abnormal heart rhythm, also known as non-valvular atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation leads to heart blood clots, which travels to the brain, causing a stroke.
Despite all the advertisements, Xarelto does cause more gastrointestinal bleeding than the standard therapy for blood clot prevention, Coumadin but more importantly there is no antidote for uncontrollable bleeding.
Coumadin bleeding side effects can be reversed with Vitamin K and blood transfusions.
Xarelto has NO APPROVED ANTIDOTE at this time.New Anticoagulants, Xarelto, Pradaxa, Eliquis, and Lixiana in a Race
There is a race to dominate the estimated $20 billion medical market place for these anti-stroke medications. Several major pharmaceutical companies tout the newer drugs as alternatives to warfarin, an older and cheaper blood-thinning medication.
Pfizer and Bristol-Myers Squibb, manufacturers Eliquis (apixaban). Boehringer Ingelheim manufacturers Pradaxa (dabigatran). Lixiana (edoxaban) is an oral anticoagulant drug in development by Daiichi Sankyo in Japan.Injured by Xarelto? Contact Dr Shezad Malik Law Firm Now
If you or a loved one used Xarelto and have suffered injuries or wrongful death with the medication, contact the Xarelto Injury Team attorneys at Dr Shezad Malik Law Firm to learn more about your legal rights. You can speak with one of our team by calling toll-free at 888-210-9693, 214-390-3189 or by filling out the case evaluation form on this page.
Our law firm’s principal office is in Dallas and we have offices in Fort Worth, Texas. Dr Shezad Malik Law Firm represents clients in dangerous drug and dangerous medical device lawsuits nationwide.