Far too often, our Miami personal injury attorneys read about a prescription drug causing serious, life-threatening side effects. Unfortunately, Xarelto continues this disturbing trend. Xarelto, manufactured by Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals, is a blood-thinning drug approved by the FDA in July 2011. Xarelto is a new type of anticoagulant drug that has captured the US drug market in recent years. Drugs like Xarelto were originally designed as an alternative to Warfarin, a similar blood-thinning medicine that has been in the market since the 1950s. However, recent research shows that Xarelto too, is coming with its fair share of problems.
Xarelto has led to an increased danger of blood clotting related injuries like gastrointestinal bleeding and severe internal hemorrhaging, especially during surgeries or following accidents. Two FDA “boxed warnings” (also known as “black box” warnings) have been prominently included on the drug’s box. One warning informs patients that stopping Xarelto early can increase the danger of building more blood clots. The other warning label states that Xarelto can add to serious head and spinal injuries (epidural and spinal hematoma).
Xarelto manufacturers have been sued by numerous patients who suffered strokes, pneumonic embolisms, deep vein thrombosis, and heart attacks. Adverse Xarelto side effects can result in extensive hospitalization, lengthy medical bills and considerable time off from work. These damages are recoverable by victim who suffered Xarelto side effects or by the family of a loved one who lost their life due to Xarelto.
What are My Chances of Getting a Financial Recovery Against Xarelto?
This is a good question with no definitive answer. Johnson and Johnson is a huge corporation with a vast team of defense lawyers who fight product liability cases on a regular basis. Nevertheless, you will not have to take on a big corporation alone. Your lawyer will be there fighting for you and is capable of going toe-to-toe with a corporate defense lawyer. The chances of you receiving financial recovery depends on the strength of your case and the facts involved. To get an idea of whether it makes sense to pursue a claim, you need to sit down with a lawyer for a free, confidential consultation.
Is it Worth It?
Obviously, no amount of monetary restitution can make up for the loss of a loved one. Nevertheless, pursuing compensation through a product liability claim can help you cover huge medical bills, funeral costs, loss of income, loss of consortium, and other damages.
Contact an Experienced Xarelto Drug Injury Lawyer Today
The Miami personal injury and prescription side effect lawyers of Gerson & Schwartz P.A. represent victims and their families throughout Florida. The attorneys at the firm possess decades of experience handling all types of personal injury and wrongful death cases. They have law offices that are conveniently located near downtown Miami. However, our attorneys and investigators can visit you at home or in the hospital. We also answer questions from anywhere in the world.