A new Xarelto injury lawsuit has been filed due to an adverse bleeding event that occurred in April 2016. The patient, after using the medication for months, allegedly began to notice serious side effects that prompted a visit to the hospital.
The Oklahoma resident began using Xarelto in October 2015. A significant adverse bleeding event occurred in April 2016 which the plaintiff alleges is directly tied to her Xarelto use and led to the injury lawsuit.
She and her spouse have filed a Xarelto injury lawsuit to recover damages. The lawsuit purports that the victim sustained dangerous and serious side effects such as personal injuries that are lasting and permanent in nature, financial expenses for medical treatment, diminished enjoyment of life, physical pain and mental anguish and adverse bleeding complications.
Unfortunately, severe internal bleeding is a common side effect reported by users of Xarelto, but it’s one they say they were never told about before getting a prescription for the medication.
This Xarelto injury lawsuit is just the most recent in the thousands of legal claims against Janssen Research & Development. Janssen Research & Development is accused of improperly testing Xarelto’s efficiency as an oral anticoagulant. Xarelto is typically prescribed for patients who are at risk of systemic embolism and stroke and those who have nonvalvular atrial fibrillation.
Uses for Xarelto
Xarelto is also frequently prescribed to treat pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis and for prophylaxis of DVT for those patients undergoing knee or hip replacement surgery. The number of Xarelto injury lawsuits has been increasing in recent years due to adverse and fatal internal bleeding events.
For many years, there was no antidote to Xarelto, making it extremely dangerous in the event that a patient began experiencing internal bleeding.
Doctors as well as patients believe that they were never fully warned about the risks of Xarelto, leading many patients to suffer serious and lifelong injuries.
An adverse bleeding event, if not captured quickly, can become fatal.
If you have already been injured because of using Xarelto and you believe you were never properly warned by the manufacturer about the risks of severe side effects, you may have grounds for an injury lawsuit. Consult with a lawyer as soon as possible.
The Xarelto Injury Lawsuit is Nancy Y. v. Janssen Research & Development, Case No. 2:17-cv-17835, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.
The experienced attorneys at McDonald Worley are currently investigating claims from anyone who may have grounds for an injury lawsuit. Contact the attorneys at McDonald Worley today to discuss your case.
Note: McDonald Worley is not representing the plaintiff in this lawsuit.