A new Xarelto lawsuit has been filed against Janssen Pharmaceuticals — a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson and distributor/manufacturer of the anticoagulant drug — following the death of a Florida resident.
Attorneys for the deceased victim allege that Janssen Pharmaceuticals failed to properly highlight the dangers and risks associated with this medication, which received FDA approval for sale to the public in 2011 and is currently prescribed to over 11 million people in the United States alone, according to the medication’s official website.
Xarelto is a blood thinner medication, also called an anticoagulant drug, which has caused many serious and life-threatening complications and side effects. This has led to many Xarelto lawsuits, which have since been condensed into a multi-district litigation case based in a U.S. Federal Court in Louisiana.
This particular Xarelto lawsuit was filed by the wife of the Florida man who died on June 18, 2012. Court documents indicate that the man was originally prescribed Xarelto to treat deep vein thrombosis and blood clots, stemming from atrial fibrillation.
Ultimately, the man suffered a subdural hemorrhage; that is, bleeding in the space between the brain and the skull, just beneath the dura – a membrane covering the brain.
Xarelto (also known as Rivaroxaban) is a prescription medication that’s designed to treat and manage a wide range of conditions, including deep vein thrombosis, blood clots, non-valvular atrial fibrillation, and individuals who’ve recently undergone a hip or knee replacement. The medication is also used to reduce the risk of stroke, which occurs when blood clots obstruct the blood flow to the brain.
It should be noted that there is no antidote to Xarelto as there is with the other most common blood thinner, Coumadin/Warfarin (which is reversed using vitamin K infusions). As a result of Xarelto’s lack of an antidote, patients who experience side effects and bleeding-related complications are at a very high risk of fatality. Intravenous lines of blood and fluids are required to support the patient until the drug is metabolized and the levels drop to a point that allows physicians to control the bleeding.
Need an Attorney to File a Xarelto Lawsuit?
The Meldofsky Law Firm is now representing clients who have experienced serious side effects from Xarelto. The law firm’s lawyers also work with the families of patients who’ve passed away following complications and side effects from Xarelto.
Serious side effects can easily be deadly with Xarelto as there is no antidote to this anticoagulant drug. If you have experienced side effects or lost a loved one due to Xarelto complications, The Meldofsky Law Firm to discuss your case in a free, no obligation consultation by calling 877-274-8672.