Helping Victims Injured by Dangerous DrugsBlood thinners can significantly help certain individuals with heart disease or blood vessel disease prevent life-threatening blood clots, strokes, and heart attacks. For decades, patients requiring anticoagulants have turned to the drug warfarin, which has been on the market since 1954. However, in 2011, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new alternative called Xarelto, marketed and sold by Bayer, for conditions such as pulmonary embolism (PE) and deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Xarelto does not require lifestyle changes and, therefore, was attractive to many patients. Unfortunately, some individuals taking Xarelto began to experience severe and irreversible side effects, which can be fatal. The most serious of these side effects are severe internal bleeding, a type of bleeding for which there is no known antidote. Patients who survive require substantial additional costly medical attention and experience physical and emotional suffering. As a result, Bayer is subject to many lawsuits relating to this drug. If you suffered injury due to Xarelto, you should not delay in calling qualified attorney Stewart J. Guss as soon as possible. Since establishing our headquarters in Houston, Texas in 1999, our firm has grown to numerous locations across the country, including hubs in Dallas, New Orleans, Los Angeles, and Atlanta. Along the way, we've built a trusted network of partners throughout all 50 states who share our values and our commitment to excellence. **No matter where you are, it's our mission to insure that you have the finest representation for your case.** Reach out to our Houston personal injury lawyers now to learn more about how we can help.
Injuries sustained by Xarelto usersXarelto thins the blood and slows coagulation and, therefore, the drug also comes with the potential for uncontrollable bleeding. However, unlike warfarin and other drugs that have been on the market for a long time, medical professionals do not yet know of any antidote for the bleeding caused by Xarelto. Some of the unstoppable side effects that Xarelto users have experienced include as follows:
- Hemorrhage in the brain
- Rectal bleeding
- Bleeding in the intestines and abdomen
- Damage to the liver
- Increased infections and complications for patients after knee or hip replacements
- Blood clots on the spine after spinal injections
- Serious interactions with other drugs, including NSAIDS
- Death from uncontrolled bleeding
Injured by blood thinners? Call Houston Xarelto lawyer Stewart J. Guss for a free consultation todayFacing off against a giant pharmaceutical company can be intimidating and you need to seek help from an attorney who has the knowledge and resources to protect your legal right to compensation. Products liability attorney Stewart J. Guss understands how to hold large companies like Bayer responsible for negligently harming patients by selling potentially dangerous drugs like Xarelto. Call our office today at 800-898-4877 for a free consultation. 1 http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/bloodthinners.html 2 http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/ucm367392.htm See what past clients have to say:
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