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Xarelto Lawsuit FAQs
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC represents people with Xarelto injuries suffered after receiving a prescription of the harmful medication. Our law firm has collected a series of Xarelto injury FAQs related to the medical and legal aspects of an accident involving injuries caused by taking bad drugs. Should you have additional questions, we invite you to contact our office for a free review of your legal rights.
Patients who believe they were injured from taking Xarelto pain medication should speak directly with a competent personal injury law firm that specializes in product liability cases and bad drugs. The reputable attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers (888-424-5757) can provide answers to your questions without charge. We encourage you to look below for the most frequently asked questions involving a Xarelto lawsuit where plaintiffs have experienced excessive bleeding, strokes, injuries, and death.
Xarelto is a popular blood thinner (anticoagulant) used in the treatment of blood clot prevention. The drug is manufactured by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals to treat heart arrhythmia (atrial fibrillation), deep body blood clots (deep vein thrombosis), lung-associated blood clots (pulmonary embolism), stroke, and the symptoms associated with hip and knee replacement surgery. Many doctors prescribe Xarelto instead of its alternative options including Coumadin (warfarin) that has been the leading prescription medication since 1954. Many patients take the medication without understanding the serious risks involved with using this dangerous drug.
Most Frequently Asked Questions
Who Qualifies to File a Xarelto Lawsuit or Compensation Claim?
Any patients prescribed Xarelto who suffered severe internal bleeding or hemorrhagic stroke and family members who lost a loved one after they took the dangerous medication.
How Much Will Bad Drug Injury Attorneys Charge to Review my Case?
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers provide no-obligation, initial consultations to discuss the merits of your case at no charge to every potential client. Call our attorneys today at (888) 424-5757 to receive additional information or have questions answered about what you can expect in a monetary recovery case.
Is it Expensive to File a Xarelto Compensation Claim or Lawsuit?
Our law firm works and contingency fee arrangements. This agreement postpones the payment of all legal fees until we have successfully resolved your case by winning monetary compensation at trial or negotiating an acceptable out of court settlement. If we are unable to obtain a monetary recovery on your behalf, you owe us nothing.
Does the Statute of Limitations Apply on Xarelto Lawsuit?
Yes, according to state law, the statute of limitations will apply in the amount of time you have to file a case for compensation. Because of that, it is essential to speak with us now to get your case started. Any delay could bar you from bringing legal action at any time in the future.
If I File a Lawsuit Will I see any Money Because Product Liability Class Action Lawsuits Usually Payout Little Monetary Recovery to Plaintiffs?
Most pharmaceutical cases are handled as multidistrict litigation (MDL) in federal court where the judge orders every plaintiff to receive a monetary settlement based on their unique damages and injuries. Alternatively, some drug lawsuits are handled outside multidistrict litigation court by filing a case against the pharmaceutical company directly.
How Long Will it Take to Resolve my Xarelto Lawsuit Case?
Litigation against Janssen Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturer of Xarelto is now in its infancy. In the months and years ahead, thousands of cases will be filed and settled. Most plaintiffs filing a claim through multidistrict litigation will not see case resolution until after numerous bellwether cases have been resolved at trial. The amount of time to resolve individually filed cases will depend on the plaintiff's injuries and the extent of damages to recover past medical expenses, lost wages and future earning capacity.
Will my Doctor be Involved in the Lawsuit for Prescribing Xarelto?
Many clients ask if we will be suing the prescribing doctor to hold them monetarily accountable for their injuries. In many cases where the plaintiff was injured, or families lost their loved one due to internal bleeding caused by Xarelto, we build the case around the drug manufacturer for fraudulently concealing the defective properties of their medication. In most cases, we do not file suit against the doctor who prescribed Xarelto. Typically, the prescribing physician believed that using the medication was the best treatment options for their patient.
How Bad is a Xarelto?
According to the Institute for Safe Medication Practices and the 2016 QuarterWatch data on drug safety, oral anticoagulant Xarelto (rivaroxaban) “accounts for more reports in several categories than any other drug regulatory monitored by QuarterWatch.” The medication “accounts for the most U.S. injuries, the largest number of patient deaths and the most serious events reported in patients age 75 years and older.” Because Xarelto is one of the most dangerous drugs in the medical marketplace, patients, especially older patients, are at higher risk of suffering severe injuries that could lead to life-threatening liver damage or death.
Should I Stop Taking the Medication?
No patient should ever stop taking any prescribed drug without the approval of their prescribing doctor. However, it is essential to speak with the doctor about your concerns and the complications you now know about Xarelto. The doctor could prescribe other blood thinners including warfarin, which is proven to be much safer. It is important to know that if you stop taking the medication without your doctor's approval, there an elevated risk of suffering major health consequences including a blood clot in the brain or thromboembolism.
Why Does the Manufacturer Continue to Sell Xarelto Knowing it is a Bad Drug?
The simple answer as to why the medication is still being sold is that the Xarelto drug manufacturers generate billions of dollars in profits every year. Sadly, many patients taking the medication are unaware of its horrendous side effects that include internal bleeding, heart attacks, strokes, and hemorrhages. Even worse, there is no way to prevent side effects associated with the medication once it has been consumed.
What are the Common Injuries Associated With Using Xarelto?
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other reporting agencies have identified many of the common side effects associated with taking Xarelto. These side effects include:
- Gastrointestinal (G.I.) bleeding
- Pulmonary embolism
- Brain hemorrhage
- Severe anemia requiring transfusion
- Colon and rectal bleeding
- Epidermal hematoma
- Spinal Bleeding
- Liver dysfunction
- Difficulty in breathing
- Bleeding that will not stop
- Easy bruising
- Swollen face, tongue, lips or throat
- Bloody stool
- Brown, red, or pink urine
- Coffee ground-appearing vomit
I am not an Individual Who Sues Others, so What Should I do?
If you or a loved one suffered severe injury or have serious health issues from taking a dangerous medication or using a defective product you could be facing lifelong medical problems. Dealing with the issues associated with taking Xarelto could be incredibly expensive. If a loved one died from taking a dangerous medication, obtaining financial compensation will never bring them back. However, holding the pharmaceutical company financially accountable sends a loud message that drug makers need to pull their product from the medical marketplace until they can make a safer product. It is essential to do the right thing for your family and others by speaking out, taking legal action, and enforcing drug manufacturers to do the right thing.
Okay, I Want to Take Legal Action, What is the First Step?
Recognizing you have legal options is the first step in holding the pharmaceutical manufacturer financially responsible. It is crucial to take the second step immediately by speaking with an attorney before the state statute of limitations expires. Contact Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers (888-424-5757) now to learn more on how to proceed. Our law firm prosecutes Xarelto lawsuit cases.
Our team of dedicated dangerous drug injury attorneys will review your case free of charge and discuss the merits of your case. We will handle every aspect of your claim for compensation and ensure that you receive the appropriate medical care you need to ensure your safety. Your initial free consultation meeting with our team can be a pivotal moment in obtaining monetary recovery while seeking justice. All information you share with our law firm remains confidential.