In a response to a patient on his weekly column, Doctor Keith Roach warns that if a patient suffers internal bleeding due to Xarelto, there is no way to stop it. Dr. Roach also warns that while some drug companies may try to persuade doctors a certain anticoagulant is safer than another, there is no clinical data to differentiate between the new class of anticoagulants, such as Xarelto and Pradaxa.
Unlike Warfarin, the original blood-thinning drug, Xarelto does not contain a natural antidote to stop excessive bleeding, which could be fatal in some cases. Thousands of patients have complained of severe Xarelto side effects such as excessive bleeding, blood clots, heart attack and stroke.
Patients have begun filing Xarelto lawsuits against manufacturer Janssen Pharmaceuticals alleging that the company failed to warn of serious complications from Xarelto. Nearly 2,000 Xarelto adverse events have been reported to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, including more than 800 cases of hospitalizations and more than 180 deaths.
File a Lawsuit
Patients who have experienced uncontrolled bleeding or other similar side effects from using Xarelto may wish to speak to a lawyer to find out if they are eligible to file a lawsuit. For more information about whether you may have a case, contact the attorneys at Hissey Kientz, LLP by calling toll-free at 1-866-275-4454 or by filling out the contact form on this page.