In 2019, many people had sued Johnson&Johson, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, and Bayer Corporation on account that they had suffered internal bleeding after taking the famous anti-clotting drug. The number of Xarelto lawsuits is on the rise due to its negative side effects.
The drug manufacturers managed to win six Xarelto lawsuits but decided to settle thousands of lawsuits amounting to $775 million in the same year.
The side effects of the Xarelto anti-clotting drug are pretty much severe in many cases. In this article, we will dive into the details regarding the Xarelto lawsuit.
Most drugs do have some side effects, but because the benefits really outweigh the negative effects, the majority of these anti-clotting drugs are easily borne by patients.
What is Xarelto
Xarelto is an anticoagulant drug. It stops or dissolves blood clots, inside the body. This drug is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is supposed to be a superior alternative option to many other coagulant drugs. Xarelto has proven to be very effective.
This particular drug is prescribed to patients suffering from irregular heartbeat problems, atrial fibrillation, also known as irregular upper heart chamber problem, or pulmonary embolism, lung problems due to blood clot. It is also prescribed to patients suffering from vein thrombosis. This is a problem associated with veins getting blood clots that clog up blood in the legs. The doctors also prescribe this drug to patients who have had hip or knee operations to stop or clear up any blood clotting after the operations.
Unfortunately, many people have reported severe consequences for taking Xarelto regularly as directed by physicians. Many patients just did not adapt to the medication, resulting in the following problems.
The side-effects of Xarelto may range from mild, acceptable irritations to severe problems that could affect a patient with:
- Headaches and dizziness
- Bleeding gums
- Stool or urination with blood in them
- Blood coming out when coughing
- More than usual menstruation
- Excessive or non-stop bleeding from any cut or injury
- Blood oozing from the nose
- Back pains
- Breathing difficulties
- Legs feeling weak
- Numbness in the limbs
Extreme negative effects
Unfortunately outweighing the good effects of this anti-clogging drug, the following conditions can lead to severe problems.
- Bleeding that cannot be controlled after any trauma or during a surgery procedure
- Internal bleeding
- An increase in chances of heart attack and stroke
- Complications related to kidneys
These are only some of the problems people are having with this drug.
This drug has been prescribed to more than 20 million people all over the world and most of these people have not reported any severe side-effects so far. But many are experiencing external or internal bleeding problems. And that is why the number of Xarelto lawsuits being filed against the drug manufacturers is on the rise.
Understand this, if your blood is naturally thin, then there is a chance this drug will make it thinner like water. This condition can trigger external bleeding. If your blood is thick then this drug will help clot the blood inside the body.
Also, depending on your lifestyle choices – what kind of food you eat – and on other medications you take, and your age factor, all contribute to what side-effects you experience after taking this particular drug.
What should the manufacturer of this drug do?
There is no warning about any negative side effects mentioned on the label of this medication. And this is the main reason why the number of Xarelto lawsuits is rising. The manufacturer should recall/remove the drug stock for sale from all wholesale and retail outlets.
This medication has proven to be effective. So, removing it completely might not be the right action. Many patients can only be treated by this type of drug, as it suits their blood type, and hence they can survive.
Well, it all depends on the government to give the right directives to the manufacturer concerning the drug. But for now, the manufacturer will have to face lawsuits against the side effects of this blood clotting drug.
The main reason for this article is to warn patients about this Xarelto drug. If you face any problem, stop using the drug first, and consult your physician. Let him/her become aware about its side-effects. The doctor then is responsible, if he/she still insists you continue with the drug, if any severe conditions prevail, you will have the right to file lawsuits against both the producer of the drug and the doctor.
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