Houston Xarelto Lawsuit Lawyer
Learn About Your Defective Blood Thinner Lawsuit
Louisiana resident and security guard Joseph Boudreaux was prescribed the blood thinner Xarelto (also known as Rivaroxaban) by his doctor in order to prevent a stroke. But just a month after he started taking the anticoagulant, internal bleeding landed him in the hospital and in danger of death. Boudreaux required multiple blood transfusions and multiple heart surgeries to stay alive–all because of a complication caused by his medication.
“I don’t want anybody else to suffer like I have from that drug,” he told the Chicago Tribune.
Boudreaux is one of a shocking 18,000 people in the United States who have filed a dangerous drug lawsuit against the manufacturer of this drug, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Bayer, and Johnson & Johnson. If you believe that you or a loved one have been seriously injured because of taking Xarelto, it’s vital that you speak to an experienced lawyer about your case. Call Freeman Law Firm today to schedule a free, private legal consultation.
Xarelto Life-Threatening Side Effects
Xarelto is part of a new generation of blood thinners that was approved by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in 2011. Unlike older, more established anticoagulants like warfarin, Xarelto is marketed as being easier on patients and medical professionals because it allows for once-daily doses and no extra patient monitoring.
However, not long after the drug’s release, complaints began to flood in from medical facilities and patients. While the blood thinner worked in many patients, it would regularly cause internal gastrointestinal bleeding that could be life threatening. In addition, unlike warfarin, Xarelto did not have an antidote or reversal agent: there was no easy way to stop thinning the blood after a serious medical problem emerged, such as with an injection of Vitamin K.
In January 2014, the FDA released a warning/precaution regarding Xarelto, stating that the medication could cause dangerous internal bleeding. But by this time, thousands of people had already been affected by the drug, and some had lost their lives.
Many are asking:
- Does Xarelto’s label sufficiently outline the drug’s risks and side effects?
- Did the makers of Xarelto knowingly sell a dangerous drug?
- Did the makers of Xarelto break laws while marketing their drug?
- Did the makers of Xarelto hide information they knew about the drug from the public?
Recovering Compensation For Xarelto Injuries
If you or a loved one have suffered from stomach bleeding or intestinal bleeding while taking Xarelto, you should know that you have rights under the law. The makers of the defective drug, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Bayer, and Johnson & Johnson, may be responsible for all damages related to your experience and injury, including:
- Pain and suffering.
- Related medical bills, past and future.
- Lost wages and lost earning potential.
- Punitive damages.
Contact a Houston Xarelto Lawsuit Attorney Today
At Freeman Law Firm, we are committed to helping families who have been adversely affected by dangerous drugs and the illegal acts of pharmaceutical companies. It is our job to help you with your defective drug lawsuit and make certain that the guilty party or parties are held responsible for their actions. We offer free, confidential legal consultation to families who have been affected by Xarelto. To request to schedule yours, please call our team today or contact us online.