Milwaukee Xarelto Injury Lawyers
Did you experience serious side effects after taking the blood thinner, Xarelto? Contact Pitman, Kalkhoff, Sicula & Dentice, S.C. We understand the potential dangers of prescription drugs.
Our experienced attorneys read all the latest scientific literature. In fact, their dedication to intensive research makes them extraordinarily knowledgeable in their field. Thats how they learned that rivaroxaban, the active ingredient in the blood thinner, Xarelto, has been linked to excessive bleeding.
If you or somebody you know was diagnosed with severe bleeding after taking Xarelto, you may be entitled to compensation for medical costs, lost wages, and more.
Xarelto (rivaroxaban) was first approved by the FDA in July of 2011 and is co-marketed by Bayer and Johnson & Johnson. It is a prescription medicine with three primary uses: to reduce the risk of blood clots and stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation; to treat deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism; and to reduce the risk of blood clots in patients undergoing knee or hip replacement surgery.
Xarelto Side Effects, Complications and Risks
The most commonly reported side effects of the blood thinner are uncontrolled bleeding, and severe internal bleeding.
Other known complications include:
- Red, pink or brown urine
- Bright red or black stools
- Vomiting blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds
- Unexpected or long-term bleeding
- Pain, swelling, or new drainage at wound sites
Filing a Xarelto Lawsuit
The approval process for Xarelto has been called into question after reviews of the clinical trial process found systemic errors. In fact, half of the clinical trial sites for Xarelto received the most severe rating from the FDA, indicating that the inspection identified objectionable conditions or practices significant enough to warrant regulatory action.
However, people are fighting back against Bayer HealthCare, as well as Janssen Pharmaceuticals, the co-developer of the drug. Sometimes, filing a lawsuit is the only way to hold drug companies accountable for manufacturing dangerous drugs and to get compensation for financial loss and emotional injuries.
Has Your Health Been Hurt by Xarelto
We believe that the manufacturers of Xarelto did not provide adequate warning about the potential for serious bleeding, and did not require blood tests that would help to identify patients at a higher risk for serious bleeding.
If you have been potentially injured by the use of Xarelto, contact Pitman, Kalkhoff, Sicula & Dentice, S.C. You may be entitled to financial compensation for your health problems.
Let our Wisconsin lawyers fight for you.