Did a loved one die as a result of internal uncontrolled bleeding or blood clots after taking the blood thinner drug Xarelto?
If so, you may be eligible for compensation for medical expenses, burial expenses, emotional distress and other losses.
Xarelto is prescribed to treat and prevent a variety of different conditions, from clotting disorders, to stroke, pulmonary embolism and deep-vein thrombosis. It thins the blood, which prevents clotting. But clotting is required to stop bleeding, so incidents involving bleeding – particularly internal bleeding – posed an extreme risk to the patient. Surgical intervention was made more difficult or even impossible due to the fact that an incision would bleed uncontrollably.
There is no antidote to Xarelto – a fact that many patients did not realize. What’s more, many were not properly apprised of the real risks of taking the drug Xarelto. In many cases, once the uncontrolled bleeding started, physicians were unable to stop it.
Curiously, some patients actually developed blood clots as a result of Xarelto, a drug designed to prevent blood clots. In some cases, such as those involving pulmonary embolism and brain hemorrhages, the blood clots and uncontrolled bleeding have proved deadly.