The most common adverse side effect from taking Xarelto® is uncontrolled bleeding. This uncontrolled bleeding can can occur in the brain, which may result in a brain hemorrhage. A brain hemorrhage is a type of a stroke that occurs when there is bleeding into brain tissue, which reduces important blood flow and kills brain cells.
Brain hemorrhages can have serious consequences. While some people are able to recover completely, brain hemorrhages can have long-lasting side effects and can even lead to death. Common side effects include paralysis, weakness, and loss of speech. Ultimately, the severity of the effects from a brain hemorrhage will depend on the size of the hemorrhage and the area of the blood swelling.
Given the potential serious side effects from a brain hemorrhage, one should be aware of the potential warning signs of a hemorrhage. These often include:
More than 1,000 lawsuits have been filed against the manufacturer of Xarelto®. These lawsuits are claiming that the manufacturer failed to adequately warn the public about the possible Xarelto® side effect of internal bleeding. What is more, these lawsuits also are claiming that the drug manufacturer sold and marketed a dangerous drug, yet failed to develop an antidote to protect against the danger of internal bleeding. Antidotes can often be administered in patients taking anticoagulants to protect against the possible harmful side effects, e.g. internal bleeding.
If you believe you believe that you have an injury claim from taking Xarelto®, contact a Xarelto® attorney. An experienced Xarelto® lawyer can help evaluate your case to determine whether you may be able to recover damages. Be sure to do so before the statute of limitations expires to ensure you are eligible to recover damages.