Xarelto® and Excessive Bleeding
Individuals at risk for blood clots may receive treatment to help prevent a clot from reaching the lungs, heart or brain. Medication can be used to break down the blood clot, reducing the risk of pulmonary embolism or other clotting injuries. A common medication prescribed for this purpose is Xarelto® (rivaroxaban). Xarelto was FDA-approved in 2011.
Unfortunately, there have been increasing reports of adverse events associated with this medication, including uncontrolled bleeding. Some of the minor symptoms that are often reported include dizziness, muscle pain, vomiting, and nose bleeds. In the most severe cases, uncontrollable bleeding can lead to patient death.
Bleeding around the brain is often referred to as an intracranial hemorrhage or a brain hemorrhage. This can result in severe headaches, vision problems, difficulty speaking, numbness, or loss of consciousness or alertness. Recognizing these symptoms and seeking timely treatment is extremely important and can prevent brain damage or death.
Any time a person experiences internal bleeding around the organs, it can disrupt the function of the organ completely. Internal bleeding can disrupt the functions of many vital organs. In certain situations, treatment may be impossible and it could lead to patient death if the bleeding is excessive enough.
There are generally two types of intestinal bleeding. Chronic bleeding can last a long time or it can be intermittent, but it is often very slight. Acute bleeding is sudden and can be more severe than chronic bleeding. The symptoms may include blood in the stool or vomit, rapid pulse, a drop in blood pressure, and in some cases, unconsciousness. The use of additional medication or surgery may be required to make sure the area of the bleed is closed or treated.
Kansas City Dangerous Drug Attorneys
At Peterson & Associates, P.C., our Kansas City dangerous drug lawyers have extensive experience representing clients who have been harmed by the pharmaceutical industry. If you have suffered from excessive bleeding after taking Xarelto®, you may have the right to file a lawsuit and seek action against the manufacturer of the drug. It is important to hire a skilled attorney who can help you gather the necessary evidence and documentation you need to find success. You can trust that our team has the ability to reach a successful resolution in your case and fight for justice on your behalf.
Contact our firm today and learn more about your rights. We offer free consultations.