New York Xarelto Attorney
Legal Assistance for Victims of Uncontrolled Bleeding and Liver Injury
Xarelto (Rivaroxaban) is a blood thinner that has been linked with uncontrollable bleeding and liver injury, sometimes due to medical malpractice by improper prescriptions. Known also as Rivaroxaban, manufactured by Bayer and marketed by Johnson & Johnson's subsidiary, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, it is prescribed to help reduce the risk of stroke due to atrial fibrillation.
We are currently investigating and filing suits on behalf of injured users. If you or someone you know has suffered from a bleeding or liver injury disorder due to taking this drug the Xarelto lawyers at Rheingold Giuffra Ruffo & Plotkin LLP are here to help you explore your legal options.
We are dedicated to helping victims of drug injuries. Call (888) 260-0473 for a free case evaluation.
Xarelto and Uncontrollable Bleeding
With other drugs, such as warfarin, bleeding was easy to stem by using vitamin K. However, this is not so with Xarelto, leading to life-threatening consequences.
Other injuries from Xarelto include:
- Rectal bleeding
- Intestinal bleeding
- Brain hemorrhaging.
Xarelto Lawsuits Transferred to Multi District Litigation
Federal lawsuits filed against Xarelto Defendants including Bayer, Johnson & Johnson, and Janssen Pharmaceuticals, have been consolidated in the U.S. District Court for the Easter District of Louisiana. Judge Edmond Fallon will be presiding over the litigation.
The consolidation of these lawsuits is an important step in resolving the Xarelto litigation. Judge Fallon has worked on Multi District Litigation (MDL) previously. Judge Fallon was crucial in successfully settling the Vioxx litigation.
Xarelto and Liver Injury
Recent medical journal articles in the United States and internationally have found multiple reports of Xarelto users having abnormal liver function tests. Liver failure is often evaluated by using measurements of the following: alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and total bilirubin (TB). If tests determine levels are above upper limits of normal (ULN), doctors should take immediate action to determine the cause before liver failure or jaundice occurs. This type of liver injury is sometimes referred to as Drug-Induced Liver Injury (DILI) or Drug Induced Serious Hepatotoxicity (DISH).
Was Medical Malpractice Responsible For Your Xarelto Bleeding Injury?
Our firm, in addition to having extensive experience dangerous drugs litigation, has a team dedicated to medical malpractice claims. Our dangerous drugs and medical malpractice teams work together to evaluate and pursue every angle of a prescription drug or medical device case. When we confidentially review your potential claim, we will investigate the following issues:
- Was the dosage of your medication improper?
- Were you taking other drugs that were contraindicated with a prescription for Xarelto?
- Did you start taking Xarelto before your body had ample time to filter out all other blood thinners?
- Did the doctor make an inappropriate decision that you were a candidate for Xarelto?