Xarelto: Stroke prevention drug may cause cerebral hemorrhaging and internal bleeding

Fatal bleeding and serious injuries have been linked to the popular anticoagulant Xarelto® (Rivaroxaban). If you or someone you love suffered internal bleeding or wrongful death as a result of taking Xarelto, you should contact the Ohio drug recall lawyers at Elk & Elk Co., Ltd. to protect your rights.

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Xarelto linked to bleeding-related deaths

Xarelto (rivaroxaban) Xarelto is a next generation anti-coagulant (blood thinner) designed to reduce the risk of stroke in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (a-fib not due to valve problems), deep vein thrombosis (blood clot deep in the body) and pulmonary embolism (blood clots in the lungs).

Xarelto is also approved for patients undergoing knee or hip replacement surgery to prevent the development of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. The drug was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2011.

In a letter dated June 6, 2013, the FDA’s Office of Prescription Drug Promotion said a print ad for Xarelto was “false or misleading because it minimizes the risks associated with Xarelto and makes a misleading claim.”

Know the risk. Know the symptoms.

If you take Xarelto, you may be at risk for serious internal bleeding, cerebral hemorrhaging or even death. Contact the Ohio Xarelto injury lawyers if you experience any of the signs or symptoms of bleeding listed below – you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries:

  • Unexpected bleeding or bleeding that lasts a long time, such as:
    • Nosebleeds that happen often
    • Unusual bleeding from gums
  • Menstrual bleeding that is heavier than normal, or vaginal bleeding
  • Bleeding that is severe or that you cannot control
  • Red, pink, or brown urine
  • Bright red or black stools (looks like tar)
  • Cough up blood or blood clots
  • Vomiting blood or vomit that looks like “coffee grounds”
  • Headaches, feeling dizzy or weak
  • Pain, swelling, or new drainage at wound sites
  • Frequent bleeding and bruising

The makers of Xarelto claim the drug doesn’t require blood tests. Unfortunately, for patients who experience serious hemorrhaging, there is no known antidote to stop the bleeding.

WARNING: If you are taking Xarelto, consult your health care professional before stopping use of the drug.

Call 1-800-ELK-OHIO for a free consultation if you have suffered after using Xarelto

Elk & Elk is actively investigating cases where Xarelto users suffered severe bleeding from taking Xarelto.

The Ohio drug recall lawyers at Elk & Elk have 50 years of experience handling drug injury cases. If you or a loved one suffered serious internal bleeding, cerebral hemorrhaging or death after taking Xarelto, let Elk & Elk handle your Xarelto lawsuit. Our injury lawyers, doctors, nurses, accident reconstructionists, accountants and other experts will work hard to help you and your loved ones get the justice you deserve.

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