Did you take Xarelto? You better read this.
Posted November 5th, 2014 by Anthony Carbone, PC.
Categories: Personal Injury.
When the doctor prescribes medicine to us, we expect that the drugs will help us stay healthy. But what happens when the prescription has the opposite effect?
In October, drug manufacturer Johnson & Johnson had recalled approximately 13,500 bottles of the drug Xarelto after it was discovered the blood thinner had been contaminated. The recall occurred after several lawsuits were filed against the company by patients who say the drug created uncontrollable bleeding, leading to death in some patients. The lawsuit states that the patients had not been properly warned before taking the drug that these side effects can occur.
Xarelto is drug used to prevent blood clots and lowers the risk of stroke in those who have an abnormal heartbeat condition called atrial fibrillation. However, serious side effects have been associated with the drug. Side effects that have been reported include:
- Gastrointestinal bleeding
- Cerebral hemorrhage
- Uncontrolled bleeding
- Internal bleeding
It was discovered after reports of hemorrhaging started coming in that the drug does not have reversal agent which will stop the bleeding. Since the bleeding cannot be controlled, this has led to several deaths.
But how do you the bleeding is coming from the drug? Well here are some symptoms that you have been injured by Xarelto:
- Unusual bleeding
- Blood found in your urine or bowel movements
- Coughing up blood
- Frequent nose or gum bleeding
- Swelling in your extremities
If you or loved one has taken this drug and experienced uncontrollable hemorrhage, there is help. The Law Offices of Anthony Carbone will be filing lawsuits on behalf of our clients who have been affected by this drug. Contact us today for a free consultation. We are ready to help you.