Xarelto Warnings & Side Effects
Attorney for Xarelto Lawsuits
If you took or are taking the anticoagulant Xarelto (rivaroxaban), there are a few important things you should know about potential side effects that have been linked to this medication. These side effects may be life-threatening in some situations, requiring emergency medical care, hospitalization and ongoing treatment. If you lost a loved one to excessive bleeding or another Xarelto side effect or have experienced one of these side effects yourself, a
pharmaceutical litigation attorney at Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik, LLP may be able to help you. We represent patients across the country in Xarelto lawsuits.
You can find out more about NBRS and how we can help you by contacting our offices for a free case review. We also handle Xarelto cases on a contingent fee basis, meaning you pay no legal fees unless we win your case. Do not wait any longer to find out how one of our lawyers can help you!
Bleeding and Other Risks Associated with Xarelto
Hemorrhage, or bleeding, is one of the most serious side effects linked to Xarelto. Because Xarelto is an anticoagulant, it interferes with the blood's natural ability to clot. It does so in order to treat clotting disorders that could increase one's risk of stroke or pulmonary embolism, potentially fatal conditions, but in some cases this medication can do more harm than good. The Xarelto Medication Guide discusses this risk, stating:
XARELTO can cause bleeding which can be serious, and rarely may lead to death. This is because XARELTO is a blood thinner medicine that reduces blood clotting. While you take XARELTO you are likely to bruise more easily and it may take longer for bleeding to stop.
Another potential side effect linked to Xarelto use is spinal or epidural blood clots. This is a potential risk in patients who have medicine injected into their spinal and epidural area of have a spinal puncture. A blood clot in this area may cause long-term or permanent paralysis.
Warnings for Xarelto Users
Xarelto users are warned to seek immediate medical attention if they experience any of the following symptoms, which may indicate internal or external bleeding: severe or uncontrolled bleeding, heavier than normal menstrual bleeding, frequent nosebleeds, bleeding from the gums, blood in the urine, coughing up blood, bloody stool, vomiting up blood, headaches, weakness and pain or swelling at wound sites.
Patients who take Xarelto and receive a spinal puncture or spinal anesthesia are advised to seek medical care as soon as possible if they experience any symptoms of a potential spinal or epidural blood clot, which may include tingling, numbness or weakness in the legs or feet.
Free Case Review with a Xarelto Side Effects Lawyer
Your initial consultation with a legal professional at NBRS is free and confidential. If you have experienced any type of side effect from Xarelto, we can talk to you about what occurred, review medical records and look further into the matter to determine whether you may have a case. If we decide to move forward with a lawsuit, we can conduct a complete investigation into the matter to determine how we will prove that your injuries were caused by Xarelto and why the defendant should be held responsible.
With our help, you may be able to secure financial compensation by way of a settlement or jury award for medical expenses, ongoing medical care, lost earnings, loss of future earnings, emotional trauma, pain and suffering. Ready to learn more? Contact a Xarelto side effects lawyer at our New York City headquarters or any of our other office locations located across the country.