If you or a loved one has struggled with blood clots or has been prescribed blood thinners for any reason, you may have heard of Xarelto. Xarelto is an anticoagulant medication used to treat blood clot disorders and deep vein thrombosis. However, if you are prescribed Xarelto or another blood thinner, you must make sure that you avoid injury since it impairs the body’s ability to clot blood. Additionally, there are other adverse side effects from blood thinners, many of which have been linked to Xarelto.
What Are the Complications of Xarelto?
Some adverse side effects from blood-thinning medications that have been reported are strokes, pulmonary embolisms, deep vein thrombosis, excessive blood loss, intracranial hemorrhaging, and gastrointestinal bleeding. An evaluation of all these complication claims revealed that over 350 claims were linked to Xarelto patients. As a result, Bayer and Johnson & Johnson, the pharmaceutical companies responsible for creating Xarelto, have faced numerous lawsuits that allege that they failed to warn doctors and patients about the risks.
Who Can File a Claim?
If you experienced any of the above-listed complications as a result of taking Xarelto, you may be eligible to file a claim for compensation. There was a class-action lawsuit that was settled in 2019, but if you have experienced these side effects after the cut off to be part of the class-action suit, you may still be eligible to file a complaint as part of an individual lawsuit.
What Damages Can I Sue For?
If you suffered severe adverse reactions to Xarelto, you may be eligible to claim damages from pain and suffering, which will be quantified differently depending on your state. You may also be eligible to recover costs from additional medical procedures you have to pay for as a result of the complications from side effects, lost wages if you missed work or were fired as a result of healing from the side effects, and travel to and from medical appointments. If you suffered from severe side effects, you should retain an experienced attorney to help you recover costs and non-economic damages.
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