Rivaroxaban, better known as Xarelto, is a prescription drug used to treat various medical issues. Most of its uses are related to blood clotting. While the drug has been deemed successful in stopping strokes caused by clotting, negative side effects can happen. Some of these side effects are not noticed until you stop using the drug. Medical Claim Legal can help you if you have been affected by harm related to the use of Xarelto.
Uses for Xarelto
The drug is primarily used to treat three different conditions as described by the U.S. National Library of Medicine:
- deep vein thrombosis: a blood clot in the leg
- pulmonary embolism: a blood clot in the lung
- strokes and blood clots: specifically for people with atrial fibrillation
There have been warning issues by the FDA about the use of Xarelto and about stopping the use of the drug. There are indications that even if you feel fine and stop taking the drug, you will be at a higher risk for a stroke.
Another risk involves people with epidural or spinal anesthesia, or a spinal puncture. Using a blood thinner such as Xarelto while you have one of these conditions increases the likelihood of a blood clot around the spine. A clot in that area of the body can lead to paralysis.
Lawsuits Involving the Drug
The side effects from using this blood thinning prescription drug are at the center of many lawsuits around the country. The leading reason for filing these cases is that the pharmaceutical manufacturers marketed and promoted the drug without disclosing the costly side effects that go along with its use. When a company markets a drug and does not explain the risks associated with the use of their drug, it is considered negligence.
How Medical Claim Legal can Help You
Complications from Xarelto can be serious and life-threatening. Medical Claim Legal has a network of lawyers ready to work for you. Our lawyers have training and experience in dealing with pharmaceutical litigation. A free consultation is the first step in getting the financial compensation you or your loved ones deserve.
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