New Jersey Xarelto (Rivaroxaban) Attorneys
Xarelto is an anticoagulant that has allegedly been linked to serious and even deadly side effects. If you or a loved one has experienced a harmful Xarelto side effect, you may be entitled to seek financial compensation for the injuries you have experienced. Even if your loved one has passed away because of Xarelto side effects, you may be able to file a wrongful death suit against Johnson & Johnson (“J&J”), its subsidiaries or other responsible party.
Xarelto (rivaroxaban) was first approved by the FDA in 2011 and is marketed by Bayer and J&J. Xarelto is a prescription medication with three primary uses: to reduce the risk of blood clots and stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation; to treat deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism; and to reduce the risk of blood clots in patients joint replacement surgery.
Xarelto belongs to a class of anticoagulants called direct factor Xa inhibitors. Sometimes referred to as blood thinners, anticoagulants interfere with the normal clotting of the blood. Clotting is essential if a person is to stop bleeding from an open wound, but some people experience clotting when they are not injured. For instance, people with atrial fibrillation have an irregular heartbeat that can cause blood to pool in the heart, which may lead to clots and an eventual stroke. Blood clots that develop in the legs and blood clots in the lungs can cause serious complications and even death.
Xarelto Side Effects
When people experience side effects they suspect were caused by a prescription or over-the-counter medicine, they or their doctors may report the events to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These events are recorded in the FDA Adverse Events Reporting System (AERS). There have allegedly been more than 2,100 total adverse event reports involving Xarelto, with over 1,800 listing Xarelto as the primary suspect for the adverse event. Of the thousands of adverse events linked to Xarelto, the most common events were the following:
- pulmonary embolism
- deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
- gastrointestinal bleeding
- hemoglobin decrease
- cerebrovascular accidents
- edema peripheral
Why Hire a Xarelto Law Firm?
Our firm represents people all across the country in suits involving defective drugs and defective implants. We have secured outstanding results for injured patients and their families, including verdicts and settlements totaling in the hundreds of millions of dollars.
One thing that sets our firm apart from the rest is our willingness and ability to litigate. Unlike many other law firms claiming an expertise in this field, who are “collecting” cases, we actually file lawsuits and aggressively litigate cases. Our law firm has been appointed co-lead counsel in past lawsuits against J&J and its subsidiaries involving other allegedly defective products designed and sold by Johnson & Johnson. In fact, our law firm was the first in the country to secure a verdict ($11.1 million) and also obtain settlements (confidential amounts) against J&J related to its pelvic mesh products.
With a lawsuit against the manufacturers of Xarelto, we may be able to help you obtain compensation for your pain and suffering and other damages. To learn more about a potential Xarelto lawsuit, you should contact us immediately as the statutes of limitations restrict the time frame in which you may be able to pursue your claims. If you believe that you or a loved one has been injured or died from using Xarelto, and you are interested in learning more about how we can help, please contact a Xarelto Defect Lawyer today for a free consultation.