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Xarelto was placed on the market in 2011. Not long after its release, patients began complaining about some very severe side effects. One of the most distressing of these side effects is uncontrollable bleeding, which can be a potentially lethal condition.
Approximately 1,400 deaths have been thought to be caused by the effects of Xarelto. This has prompted thousands of lawsuits in the few years that the drug has been made publicly available.
What adverse effects has Xarelto caused?
Xarelto has been known to cause serious side effects, including several life-threatening side effects. This drug is a blood thinner, typically prescribed to prevent blood clots and prevent stroke. Some of the more prominent pharmaceutical companies that have produced Xarelto, such as Bayer and Johnson & Johnson, have been targeted in thousands of personal injury lawsuits.
Some of the terrible effects cited by Xarelto users include:
- Bleeding in the organs
- Back pain
- Bloody stools
- Prickling, tingling, or numbness
- Difficulty breathing
- Uncontrollable bleeding
Allegations in many of the complaints draw attention to the fact that Xarelto does not have an emergency antidote, unlike other types of blood thinner medications. This means there is no way to prevent the uncontrollable bleeding. Plaintiffs are alleging that this potential danger was either misrepresented or not made aware of them before receiving this drug.
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