In Tennessee and all across the country, people rely on their medications to help make them better and to help improve their quality of life. Unfortunately, sometimes certain medications may have dangerous and even life-threatening side effects that can cause more problems and medical conditions. If you or someone you has suffered from internal bleeding or any other severe side effect after being prescribed Xarelto, then you should speak to a Tennessee Xarelto lawyer as soon as possible. They will hear your case and work with you to make sure you receive the compensation you are entitled to for what you have suffered.What is Xarelto prescribed for?
Xarelto was produced by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, which is a part of Johnson & Johnson and Bayer Health Care Company. It has been prescribed to people as an anticoagulant to lower their chances of strokes, blood clots, pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis. Medications that thin out the blood to prevent these types of medical conditions always come with some type of a risk. Xarelto has been connected to a high risk for internal bleeding. The Company that produced the drug has not informed medical professionals about this dangerous side effect. Before Xarelto was on the market, many people were prescribed warfarin to help thin the blood. However, this medication requires more monitoring and doctor visits than Xarelto does, but the Johnson and Johnson Company knew that doctors were not able to stop or reverse bleeding problems when a person was taking Xarelto. This bleeding problem could lead to serious complications and even death. Even though the bleeding that warfain caused has been revealed to be treatable and Xalreto bleeding has not to be well controlled, Johnson and Johnson stated that this is the better choice for patients even when they knew about the risks.What are some of the dangerous effects Xarelto can cause?
Some of the dangerous side effects that people taking Xarelto have experienced may include but not limited to:
- Internal bleeding
- Bleeding in the intestines
- Bleeding problems connected to the kidneys
- Brain bleeding
- Death resulting from blood loss
The first and most important thing you should do if you experience one of these side effects or any other serious problem is to seek medical treatment as soon as possible. You should ask your doctor if you need to decrease the amount you take or stop taking the medication completely.How can a Tennessee dangerous drug lawyer help with my case?
If you believe that your side effects are linked to the use of Xarelto, it is recommended that you speak to one of our caring and experienced Tennessee Xarelto drug attorneys at the Higgins Firm right away. We will listen to your claim and help determine if you may be eligible for compensation. If so, we will work with you to gather the information needed for your case such as medical records and any other information that may be necessary. We will fight for you to see to it that you receive the compensation you need for your medical expenses, loss of income, decreased quality of life and more. We will make sure the producers of this medication are held accountable and pay for their failure to provide adequate warnings about the medication.
Contact us online or call us at 800-705-2121 to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal options.