Litigation is being prepared against Xarelto, a drug intended to reduce the risk of stroke and blood clots in people with atrial fibrillation, due to its linkage with uncontrollable internal bleeding. Since 2011, the anticoagulant has not been approved to reduce blood clots in patients with coronary artery disease. The lawsuit focuses on the failure to warn patients of the side effects of Xarelto, including uncontrollable internal bleeding which might be able to be reversed as easily as with other anticoagulants.
Additional symptoms of bleeding caused by Xarelto may include lethargy, unusual bruising or bleeding, pink or brown urine, red or black tarry stools, coughing up blood, vomiting that resembles blood or coffee grounds, headaches, bleeding from the gums, frequent nose bleeds, weakness and swelling in the hands, arms, lower legs, ankles or feet, joint pain or swelling, dizziness, and even death. These symptoms can lead to serious and life-threatening side effects such as uncontrolled bleeding events, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, hematoma, pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, hemoglobin decrease, cerebrovascular accidents, peripheral edema, and dyspnea.
To determine whether your case is reportable, factors such as reason for prescription, anticoagulant history, treatment history, preexisting conditions, dosages, and eventual prognosis must be considered. It is important to keep up communication with your legal counsel and physicians in order to reach a conclusion of litigation.
Benny Agosto, Jr. is a partner at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner in Houston, Texas. For over 65 years, Abraham Watkins has successfully represented injured people and families who fall victim to catastrophes. Our attorneys have the knowledge, experience and resources necessary to obtain just compensation their clients. For more information, please contact the office of Benny Agosto, Jr. at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner, by letter at 800 Commerce Street, Houston, Texas 77002, or by phone at 713-396-3964.