June 10th, 2015|
Certain diseases and medical conditions can increase your chance of developing deadly blood clots in your arteries. Luckily, medications are available to prevent these clots from forming, but some of the drugs that are available increase the risks of other serious adverse health effects.
Xarelto® is one of those medications. The drug can effectively prevent blood clots while not requiring as much monitoring by medical professionals as other treatment options; however, our Xarelto® drug injury lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin point out that numerous studies have shown the drug can increase the chances of patients suffering uncontrollable bleeding events. Furthermore, there is no antidote to the drug to stop the bleeding, whereas most other medications can be controlled by administering a counteracting drug.
Some victims of Xarelto® bleeding injuries have accused the drug’s manufacturer of hiding these risks and have filed lawsuits in order to receive compensation for the harm that was done. The makers of Xarelto® have denied the allegations and, according to an article from RTT News, are conducting new research to determine the risks of taking the medication.
While this research could potentially be a step in the right direction toward ensuring the safety of those who take Xarelto®, it could take years to complete. In the meantime, patients who are continuing to take the drug may be harmed and these individuals have rights that need to be protected.
Our team of drug injury lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin understand the intricacies of how the law regulates drug safety in the United States. We’re here to answer your questions if you’ve been harmed as the result of using Xarelto®.