Anticoagulant Linked to Stroke, Blood Clots, Internal Bleeding
Xarelto is one of several drugs in a new class of anticoagulants (blood thinners) called direct factor Xa inhibitors. The first of these new class of drugs to gain FDA approval was Pradaxa. The manufacturer of Pradaxa®, Boehringer Ingelheim, settled the lawsuits it was facing, agreeing to pay $650 million to approximately 4,000 people across the United Sates for similar bleeding injuries.
Xarelto Risks and Side Effects
Xarelto, like other blood thinners, carries a risk of internal bleeding. However, there is evidence showing that Xarelto is not as safe or effective as other blood thinners and that the internal bleeding caused by Xarelto cannot be controlled or reversed by physicians, unlike the traditional class of blood thinners which includes Coumadin (warfarin).
Xaralta Warnings and Recalls
The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) advises that Xarelto has been associated with “serious, disabling or fatal injury,” including blood clots or thromboembolic events
Xaralta Lawsuit Settlements
As of this time, there have been no large mass tort settlements involving Xaralta. Generally, however, large groups of settlements do not occur until such time as a few lawsuits are tried before a jury, and the manufacturer is able to more thoroughly understand its financial risk.
The manufacturer of the similar blood thinner drug, Pradaxa®, Boehringer Ingelheim, settled the lawsuits it was facing, agreeing to pay $650 million to approximately 4,000 people across the United Sates for similar bleeding injuries.
The Russo Firm and Xaralta Lawsuits
Our firm is currently investigating possible strokes, blood clots, or internal bleeding injuries from Xaralta.
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If you or a loved one suffered a harmful side effect such as a stroke, blood clot, or internal bleeding while taking Xarelto, call The Russo Firm at 844-847-8300 or contact us online to talk with an experienced lawyer about your injuries. If you can’t travel to our office, we will come to you, or we can work by phone, fax, email or other methods of communication. Remember, you pay no fee unless we obtain compensation for you.