Another Xarelto lawsuit was recently filed by a woman living in Ohio, against the pharmaceutical companies Janssen Pharmaceutical and Bayer AG. The woman claims that the new blood thinner caused her to suffer from a severe case of uncontrollable gastrointestinal bleeding. This bleeding got out of hand and became a life-threatening injury. She claims that she took Rivaroxaban for less than a year after which she suffered from severe bleeding which caused her to call for emergency services. The woman was prescribed this drug for her atrial fibrillation, a condition when a person suffers from an abnormal heart rhythm. Due to this condition, she was at a higher risk of suffering from a stroke or a blood clot. She was prescribed this drug, to reduce the risk and to prevent any dangerous blood clot from appearing. However, since there is no antidote available that could reverse the effects of Xarelto, the gastrointestinal bleeding that the woman suffered from increased her chances of suffering from a stroke even more.
A dangerous blood thinner!
Xarelto was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2011 as it was considered to be a convenient blood thinning drug when compared to other blood thinners. This drug had a convenient dosage that could easily be remembered and followed. Bayer’s drug has a one-size-fits-all dosing and you are required to take one pill a day. Another great thing that attracted the public to this drug was the fact that there were no dietary restrictions. No matter how old you might be, no matter what you weight or gender is there are no restrictions for you to follow. However, despite all the convenience the drug had, the side effects were quick to surface, raising several concerns amongst the patients and the physicians.
While Xarelto did receive a warning from the FDA, the Black Box to be exact, many patients who were prescribed this drug suffered from extreme injuries which resulted in many of them dying. The drug is now being considered to be an extremely dangerous medicine since it has no antidote that can reverse its side-effects.
The number of cases increases
There are a large number of cases that have been recollected in the Multidistrict Litigation number 2592 in the Eastern District of Louisiana. The number of lawsuits that are demanding compensation for all the trouble and pain they had to go through has risen to over 3000. Not to mention the fact that a 1000 of new cases have been filed in just a couple of months. It is suspected that the current number of cases will keep on increasing.