A significant and possible life-threatening consequence of taking the drug Xarelto® is the increased risk of internal abdominal bleeding. Numerous cases have been reported where individuals taking Xarelto® have suffered some form of internal abdominal bleeding. In fact, it has been reported that Xarelto® has an increased risk for abdominal bleeding when compared to similar anticoagulants.
In 2015, an article titled “Discovery of Intra-Abdominal Hemorrhage during Hernioplasty in a Patient Taking Rivaroxaban” discussed the connection between Xarelto® and serious intra-abdominal bleeding. The authors of the article determined that that Xarelto® “can have devastating, life-threatening side effects, especially massive intra-abdominal hemorrhage.” What is more, the authors noted that “(c)aution should be exercised in the use of [Xarelto®] even in patients that are not deemed to be of high risk, due to the possibility of spontaneous bleeding….”
Intra-abdominal bleeding is often difficult to identify and is often not notable until the individual starts experiencing pain. There are, however, common signs and symptoms that may alert one of possible abdominal bleeding. These include:
A doctor should be contacted immediately if one suffers from these symptoms or suspects the presence abdominal bleeding.
Multiple lawsuits have been filed around the country alleging that the manufacturer of Xarelto® has failed to adequately warn consumers of the dangers from taking Xarelto®. In particular, these lawsuits claim that the manufacturer’s warnings did not adequately address the increased risk for serious and deadly bleeding as a result of taking Xarelto®, even though the manufacturer knew of the increased risk.
If you experienced abdominal bleeding while taking Xarelto®, reach out to an experienced Xarelto® lawsuit attorney today to find out how to protect your legal rights and to make sure your claim is submitted within the relevant statute of limitations.