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Xarelto Lawsuit

Xarelto Lawsuit Lawyers

Risks of Adverse Events on the Rise

Xarelto, also known as rivaroxaban, can cause severe, irreversible and life threatening bleeding and death. If you suffered serious complications or if your loved one died after taking Xarelto, contact Ashcraft & Gerel as soon as possible to discuss your legal rights and options with one of our experienced Xarelto lawsuit lawyers. We have been representing clients in complex pharmaceutical litigation matters in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia for more than 65 years.

Call us today at (800) 674-9725 or contact us online for a free, confidential consultation.

What Is Xarelto?

Xarelto (rivaroxaban) is an oral blood thinner, also known as an anticoagulant. It is prescribed to prevent and treat deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. It is also used to reduce the risk of stroke in people with non-valvular atrial fibrillation, which is the most common type of abnormal heart rhythm. The FDA approved Xarelto to reduce the risk of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism in July 2011. The FDA then expanded its approval to the ongoing treatment and prevention in November 2012. The FDA also approved Xarelto for reduction of stroke risk in people with non-valvular atrial fibrillation in November 2011. Xarelto is manufactured by Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Bayer.

Rising Danger: A Timeline of Xarelto on the Market

In 2013, the Institute for Safe Medication Practices’ QuarterWatch reported that the numbers of adverse events reported to the FDA were steadily increasing for Xarelto. In January 2014, the FDA’s safety surveillance agency announced the development of a surveillance plan to study the drug which would monitor ischemic strokes, intracranial hemorrhages, and gastrointestinal bleeding. There is currently no antidote for Xarelto complications.

Below is a brief overview of Xarelto’s time on the market and related issues with the drug:

  • 2011: Xarelto goes on the market
  • 2012: Growing number of adverse events reported
  • 2013: FDA issues official warning to Johnson & Johnson about misleading advertising
  • 2014: First wrongful death lawsuit filed

Xarelto Related Injuries & Complications

Injuries that can occur include:

  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Cerebral hemorrhage
  • Stroke
  • Heart attack
  • Blood clots
  • Death

Protect Your Rights

If you or someone you know has experienced any of the symptoms listed above as a result of taking Xarelto, please contact your doctor right away. Your safety is priority number one.

You may also be entitled to compensation. Ashcraft & Gerel is investigating possible lawsuits against the makers of Xarelto. Our experienced dangerous pharmaceutical and medical device attorneys have successfully handled many similar cases in the past.

Please contact us online or call us at (800) 674-9725 to speak with a Xarelto lawsuit attorney today. All consultations are free and completely confidential.

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