Internal bleeding is a common side effect associated with Xarelto®, as it also is with other anticoagulant drugs. Xarelto® differs from other anticoagulants in one important aspect: most anticoagulants have an antidote that allows doctors to stop the bleeding immediately. Xarelto®, however, does not have any antidote. Consequently, treatment for internal bleeding caused by Xarelto® can be more difficult and take longer.
Given that internal bleeding is the most common side effect caused by Xarelto®, it is important to be cognizant of possible signs and symptoms. Internal bleeding can often be difficult to recognize because many of the symptoms are hidden. There are, however, common signs and symptoms that one should be aware of, which include:
There have been thousands of serious adverse events connected with Xarelto® and many of these events have involved internal bleeding. In particular, Xarelto® has been associated with hundreds of deaths from internal bleeding. As a result of these events and deaths, hundreds of Xarelto® patients and their family members have filed lawsuits against the Xarelto® manufacturer.
These lawsuits claim that the manufacturer knew that Xarelto® could cause internal bleeding, but that the manufacturer failed to adequately warn the public about the risks. These lawsuits claim that Xarelto® should not have been sold given the significant risk of internal bleeding and possible deadly consequences. The first of these lawsuits are expected to go to trial in the beginning of 2017.
If you or a family member has suffered internal bleeding or another side effect while taking Xarelto®, an experienced Xarelto® attorney can help you protect your legal rights. Notwithstanding the physical damage that Xarelto® may cause from internal bleeding, there are significant financial costs with having to visit a hospital. What is more, the patient and the patient’s family can experience significant emotional distress from dealing with such a traumatic event. You deserve to recover compensation for your injuries. Of course, it is important that you retain a skilled Xarelto® attorney quickly, as the statute of limitations only provides a small timeframe within which you may file a claim.