South Carolina Xarelto Lawsuit
If you or a loved one has suffered injury due to the side effects of Xarelto (rivaroxaban), we urge you to contact the personal injury lawyers of Joe and Martin at (843) 357-8888. There are ongoing and current cases – mass tort – against Xarelto and it’s manufacturer which you may be able to join. All anticoagulants can cause bleeding issues, but Xarelto is dangerous because there is no antidote. This can lead to potentially fatal abdominal bleeding and cerebral hemorrhaging.
Like any manufacturer, pharmaceutical companies have a duty to ensure that their products are reasonably safe to use. Any failure to fulfill this duty can be grounds for a lawsuit. Any significant damages incurred due to a complication caused by Xarelto, may entitled you to compensation for:
- Pain and suffering
- Diminished quality of life
- Wages lost while out of work
- The costs of medical treatment, including ongoing and future care
What Is Xarelto?
Xarelto is an anticoagulant manufactured by Bayer AG and marketed in the United States by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a division of pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson. Following a fast track regulatory review, the FDA approved Xarelto for general treatment of:
- Heart arrhythmia
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Pulmonary embolism
This drug has also been commonly prescribed to patients who have recently undergone a knee or hip replacement surgery.
What Are the Side Effects, Symptoms, and Risks of Xarelto?
Traditional coagulants and anticoagulants are dosed based on the patient’s weight and (in)ability to clot. Xarelto, however, has been given as a “one size fits all” treatment. This is what leads to injuries due to improper prescriptions and accidental overdoses. When this happens, there are immediate health risks and concerns for patients who suffer bleeding. When bleeding occurs, the patient has to wait for the medication to ware off as there is no antidote. This waiting period can be an extreme health risk and potentially fatal. Potential injuries caused through the use of Xarelto include:
- Cerebral hemorrhage
- Decreased Hemoglobin
- Peripheral Edema
- Severe Internal Bleeding
If you have been taking Xarelto and are experiencing side effects such as:
- Abdominal Swelling
- Blood in the Stool
- Easy Bruising
- Pale Skin…
Then you may be at great risk of internal bleeding and other serious complications. It is highly advised that you immediately stop all use of Xarelto and consult with your physician right away. For a more detailed list of Xarelto side effects and their severity, click here.
Do I Have a Xarelto Lawsuit?
The best way to find out if you have a credible claim for a Xarelto lawsuit is by getting in touch with the dangerous drug attorneys at Joe and Martin Injury Attorneys. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your case, you may have grounds to file a lawsuit based on the following arguments:
- You did not receive adequate warning about the dangers of Xarelto
- You were misled by Xarelto’s marketing about the dangers of Xarelto
- The makers of Xarelto neglected your well-being for the sake of profits
The statute of limitations in South Carolina for this type of case is 3 years. This is why it is important to file your claim as soon as possible to ensure you are eligible to receive the maximum amount of compensation you deserve.
Let Us Fight for You
At Joe and Martin Injury Attorneys, we take aggressive legal action on behalf of innocent victims who have suffered considerable damages due to manufacturer negligence and dangerous pharmaceutical products. We are not intimidated by large, wealthy corporations and neither should you be. If you need legal representation from a skilled legal team that has a track record of success handling complex tort and class action cases, fill out our online form or contact our office today at (843) 357-8888 for a FREE consultation.