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Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Bayer, the makers of , have been named in a new legal action due to alleged injuries. Plaintiff Lorraine P. of Virginia received a prescription for to treat pulmonary embolism. She reportedly took the medication from March 2013 to January 2015. However, she suffered critical injuries including iron deficiency anemia as a result of severe blood loss, gastrointestinal bleeding and respiratory failure.

Numerous blood transfusions and other treatments while in hospital were required for that patient, which she alleges were all caused by her injuries. Her physician advised her to stop taking the medication due to her injuries.

Uses for

The primary purpose of is to reduce the risk of systemic embolism and stroke in patients that have nonvalvular atrial fibrillation to treat pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis and to reduce the risk or recurrence of pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis as well as to treat prophylaxis of DVT for patients who are undergoing knee replacement or hip replacement surgery.

injury reports have been filed with the FDA by many different patients who have taken the oral anticoagulant. was first introduced to the United States in 2011, marketed as the next generation of blood thinning medications to replace the safe treatment known as warfarin. Warfarin was previously used as the primary treatment method for systemic embolism and stroke prevention for the past 60 years.

The allegations named in this injuries lawsuit claimed that the studies used to support the development and approval of the drug were flawed in design and conducted negligently. Furthermore, the manufacturer is accused of marketing the drug as superior to warfarin, the major anticoagulant on the market that had been used for patients safely for more than 50 years before the introduction of .

Claims of Injuries Named by Patients and Doctors

As several lawsuits already claim, doctors were also never provided with information about how to properly help patients with life-threatening bleeding caused by use of , making it more difficult for affected patients to get help as soon as possible.

Some of the most common complications reported with include strokes, deep vein thrombosis, and gastrointestinal bleeding. As the use of the drug has grown more popular, the adverse event reports and injuries for patients taking have risen.

Life-threatening bleeding events and other injuries can occur for patients who claimed they were not properly warned about the risks. If you or someone you know has been seriously hurt by injuries, you may have grounds to file a lawsuit with the help of experienced attorneys.

If you’ve sustained injuries, filing a lawsuit may help you recover compensation for medical costs as well as for pain and suffering. Contact the attorneys at McDonald Worley today for a FREE case evaluation.