Knowledgable Florida Xarelto Attorney Warns Users About the Medication’s Dangerous Side Effects
Understanding all the risks and dangers of Xarelto
In 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the marketing of Rivaroxaban, an anticoagulant, or blood thinner, for prescription use in the United States under the brand name of Xarelto. Anticoagulants are used to treat or prevent blood clotting, and Xarelto was marketed by Johnson & Johnson, its manufacturer, as a “one-size-fits-all” treatment for blood clotting, the heart rhythm disorder known as atrial fibrillation, and for patients undergoing knee, hip and other surgeries.
However, in the four years that Xarelto has been on the market, a number of lawsuits have been filed on behalf of people who have been injured or have even died after taking Xarelto. At the Boca Raton law firm of GS Law PA, our experienced Florida Xarelto attorney, Geoffrey S. Schosheim, keeps a close watch on these developing cases and other medical findings concerning Xarelto, and is ready to help injured victims today.
What problems are associated with Xarelto use?
Emerging data concerning the dangers of Xarelto are based on reports from injured patients and the doctors who prescribed it. Unlike other blood thinners, which require doctors to determine a specific dosage level for each patient, Xarelto was marketed as a drug which eliminated the need for such individualized monitoring, allowing doctors to simply prescribe a uniform dosage for all patients. Unfortunately, using Xarelto without taking into account such individual patient variables, and without continuous monitoring of diet and blood, has proven dangerous to many users.
What makes Xarelto potentially dangerous?
The biggest problem with Xarelto’s effectiveness as an anticoagulant is that is does its job all too well, thinning the blood to where uncontrolled bleeding occurs. Such bleeding may occur in the:
When such uncontrollable bleeding occurs organ damage can result. In addition, unlike other blood thinners, such as Coumadin, an antidote for stopping uncontrolled bleeding caused by Xarelto does not exist, leaving doctors and emergency room personnel helpless to stop the bleeding for as long as the Xarelto remains in the body.
Contact our skilled Xarelto attorney today to find out if you have a case
Lawsuits filed by people injured after taking Xarelto seek to hold its manufacturers responsible for the pain, suffering, emotional distress, expenses, and lost wages caused by its use. Attorney Geoffrey S. Schosheim is a knowledgeable Florida defective drug attorney at GS Law PA, with a record of success handling complex medical-legal cases. If you or a family member have been injured as the result of an uncontrolled bleeding episode caused by Xarelto, we are ready to help you today. For a free initial consultation, contact our Boca Raton office online or call us at (561) 706-5503.
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Geoffrey S. Schosheim, Esq.
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