Potential Problems Associated With Xarelto
Perhaps you or a loved one has suffered serious, adverse health effects after taking the anticoagulant drug, Xarelto. Xarelto, manufactured by Bayer and Janssen Pharmaceuticals has been linked to serious and even deadly bleeding. Warfarin, an anticoagulant drug which has been used since the early 1950’s has an antidote (Vitamin K) to uncontrolled bleeding, however the new anticoagulant drugs such as Xarelto and Pradaxa have no such antidote. The first FDA Xarelto approval came in 2011, when it was approved for use in the treatment of deep vein thrombosis among patients undergoing knee or hip replacement surgery. Later, Bayer and Janssen received approval to use Xarelto to prevent stroke in those with abnormal heart rhythm and for reducing the recurrence of blood clots.
Xarelto works by inhibiting the Xa direct factor, or interfering with normal blood clotting. While blood clotting is essential to stop a person with an open wound from bleeding to death, some people experience clotting even when they are not wounded. Atrial fibrillation is characterized by an irregular heartbeat which leads to blood pooling in the heart, causing clots. When these blood clots travel to the brain, a stroke can develop, while blood clots which develop in the legs or lungs can lead to complications and death if not treated promptly. Since Xarelto was first introduced, there have been numerous adverse event reports associated with the drug. The most common events reported are pulmonary embolism, with 386 reports, gastrointestinal hemorrhage with over 100 reports, and deep vein thrombosis, with nearly 300 reports. Other Xarelto adverse event reports include a decrease in hemoglobin, cerebrovascular accidents, edema, hematoma and thrombosis. Out of these Xarelto adverse reports, 891 of the patients were hospitalized, and 183 died.
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How the Xarelto Statute of Limitations May Affect You
All states operate under statutes of limitations; in most states the Xarelto statute of limitations will be two years from the time the injury was discovered—or should have been discovered, but other states have statutes from one year to six years. The only way to truly know how the Xarelto statute of limitations in your state will affect your ability to recover damages for your injuries, is to speak to an experienced Xarelto legal professional. A Xarelto attorney who is cognizant of all the details surrounding Xarelto can help you determine what damages you may be entitled to, whether medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering or all of these. Should you exceed the Xarelto statute of limitations, you may end of being forever barred from recovery. Don’t miss your window of opportunity; get Xarelto legal help today.
Understanding Xarelto Claim Preservation
If you have any idea at all that taking Xarelto has caused you physical harm, it is important that you understand Xarelto claim preservation. Speaking to a knowledgeable Xarelto attorney is your first step in ensuring your Xarelto claim is properly preserved, however it is equally important that you have comprehensive documentation of all your injuries associated with Xarelto. Any detail at all which could later be important in your Xarelto claim must be properly documented. All your medical records will become extremely important in convincing a jury that you were harmed to the degree you claim.
Getting the Xarelto Legal Help You Need
Perhaps you are unsure of whether your injuries were caused by Xarelto or not; if so, obtaining Xarelto legal help is crucial. A skilled Xarelto attorney can help you determine what caused your injuries and can help you decide on a course of action that will protect your rights and your future. The side effects of Xarelto can, in some instances, be life-threatening, requiring emergency medical attention, hospitalization and ongoing treatment. In some instances Xarelto can be responsible for paralysis, meaning your entire life will change forever. Hemorrhage is another serious side effect of Xarelto and is addressed in the Xarelto Medication Guide: “Xarelto can cause bleeding which can be serious and rarely may lead to death.”
Those taking Xarelto are also more likely to bruise easily and bleed freely from a relatively minor injury. If you have experienced any type of side effect from Xarelto, getting Xarelto legal help can allow you to talk to an attorney about what happened, review your medical records and thoroughly assess your case in order to determine whether you have a case. Your Xarelto legal professional will conduct a comprehensive investigation into the matter to determine how best to show that your injuries were caused by Xarelto. You may be entitled to pursue financial compensation for your medical expenses associated with Xarelto injury, your ongoing medical care, lost wages, loss of future earnings, emotional trauma, pain and suffering. You are encouraged to seek Xarelto legal assistance as soon as possible to ensure your Xarelto statute of limitations does not expire, leaving you with injuries and no recourse for recovery.
You may be unsure of whether you have a valid Xarelto claim or not. Speaking to a knowledgeable Xarelto attorney is crucial to determine how to proceed. Your Xarelto lawyer will thoroughly assess the specific facts of your case, then help you decide on the best course of action. The primary goal of your Xarelto attorney is to protect your rights, as well as your future. Xarelto use can, in some instances, be life-threatening, and can be responsible for paralysis, whether long-term or permanent. If you have experienced any serious side effect after taking Xarelto, you are strongly encouraged to speak to a knowledgeable Xarelto attorney about what happened to you, and have that attorney review your medical records. You could be entitled to pursue financial compensation for your medical expenses associated with your Xarelto injuries, ongoing medical expenses, lost earnings, loss of future earnings, and pain and suffering.