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Our Xarelto lawsuit lawyers are pursuing cases where Xarelto users have suffered injuries such as pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, gastrointestinal hemorrhage and hemorrhage and death. There is no minimum exposure to Xarelto required. If this describes you or a family member, contact us for a free consultation and speak to a lawyer who can help you today.

Anticoagulant drugs like Xarelto (also known as rivaroxaban) are a high-risk treatment and cause bleeding in approximately 15% of patients with atrial fibrillation exposed for a year. There is an increasing number of serious adverse event reports reported to the FDA with both Xarelto and a similar drug called Pradaxa. Both are associated with serious and sometimes deadly bleeding events. Xarelto (rivaroxaban) adverse events reported continue to increase as the number of people being prescribed Xarelto increases. There are close to 4 million annual prescriptions being issued so it is no surprise that the number of harmful events are on the rise. In the past few years it is Pradaxa (dabigatran) that was being watched closely because of the related side effects but now Xarelto has more bleeding events reported as more people are being treated with the drug. Total dispensed outpatient prescriptions for Xarelto has jumped up to nearly 1 million prescriptions per quarter while Pradaxa use has declined since it peaked in 2012. According to IMs Health, Inc. Institute for Safe MEdicaiton Practices, rivaroxaban prescriptions outnumbered dabigatran by almost 2 to 1.

According to the Newly published data also show that the bleeding risks of dabigatran could be substantially reduced if two therapeutic options available in most advanced countries were approved in the United States. Those options are a lower, 110 mg twice daily (BID) dose, and a laboratory test capable of identifying patients who need a dose adjustment because the effect on thrombin inhibition is either excessive, increasing the risk of severe bleeding, or sub-therapeutic, exposing the patient to a higher risk of stroke or other blood-clot related adverse event. ISMP has explained the need for the FDA to make these options available in its February 13, 2014, newsletter, the ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care edition.

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What are the most common Xarelto adverse events reported to the FDA?

The most serious Xarelto adverse events are uncontrolled bleeding events, such as bleeding of the brain.



About Xarelto

Xarelto (rivaroxaban) is a newer prescription drug that came on the market in 2011. Xarelto is an anticoagulant (blood thinner) medication used to reduce the risk of blood clot leading to stroke in those with irregular heartbeat (a condition called atrial fibrillation, or AF). This medication may also be prescribed to treat deep vein thrombosis (blood clots deep in the vein) and pulmonary embolism (a blockage in an artery in the lung).

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a dangerous condition that typically occurs in the larger veins of the leg or thigh. When clots break loose, they can travel through your bloodstream to other smaller veins and become lodged in the lungs (called a pulmonary embolism, or PE), heart, or other vital areas. This blockage of blood flow can result in severe damage to the organ or may even result in death.

In 2012, the FDA expanded the approved use of Xarelto. While it was already being used to treat the prevention of AF, DVT, and PE, as well as venous blood clots after knee or hip replacement surgery, this new expansion would increase its use for the treatment and reduction of the recurrence of blood clots following initial treatment.

While there have been a number of drugs on the market over the years that have been used to treat these conditions, including Coumadin (Warfarin), Pradaxa (Dabigatran), and Eliquis (Apixaban), Xarelto is currently the mostly widely prescribed drug in this class, despite the fact that there are so many concerns regarding its safety. Unlike Coumadin, for example, there is no emergency antidote in the case of uncontrolled hemorrhaging or internal bleeding, which is a huge problem with such drugs.

In 2014, Xarelto Sales totaled more than $1.3 billion, and it is expected that sales will continue to climb. Sales outpaced Pradaxa two to one in 2013, with prescriptions totaling more than one million per quarter, despite the fact that so many concerns over the safety of this product have been increasing with use. Serious side effects reported in a number of those using the drug include:

  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Bleeding into internal organs
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Brain hemorrhaging

Have you suffered a bleeding event while hospitalized?

You or a family member may have suffered a bleeding event at a hospital. Below is a list of the largest hospitals in the country. Whether you were treated at one of these facilities or another hospital, you may still have a Xarelto case.

1. New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center (New York City)
2. Florida Hospital Orlando
3. Jackson Memorial Hospital (Miami)
4. Methodist Hospital (San Antonio)
5. UPMC Presbyterian (Pittsburgh)
6. Yale-New Haven (Conn.) Hospital
7. Orlando (Fla.) Regional Medical Center
8. Montefiore Hospital-Moses Campus (Bronx, N.Y.)
9. Baptist Medical Center (San Antonio)
10. Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital (Indianapolis)
11. Methodist University Hospital (Memphis, Tenn.)
12. Barnes-Jewish Hospital (St. Louis)
13. Norton Hospital (Louisville, Ky.)
14. The Cleveland Clinic
15. The Mount Sinai Medical Center (New York City)
16. Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital (Houston)
17. Buffalo (N.Y.) General Hospital
18. UAB Hospital (Birmingham, Ala.)
19. North Shore University Hospital (Manhasset, N.Y.)
20. Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak (Mich.)
21. Christiana Hospital (Newark, Del.)
22. Memorial Regional Hospital (Hollywood, Fla.)
23. Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center (New York City)
24. Saint Joseph’s Hospital (Tampa, Fla.)
25. Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston)
26. Butterworth Hospital (Grand Rapids, Mich.)
27. Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (Columbus)
27. The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore)
28. Vanderbilt University Hospital (Nashville, Tenn.)
29. Tampa (Fla.) General Hospital
30. Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (Philadelphia)
31. Carolinas Medical Center (Charlotte, N.C.)
32. University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers (Ann Arbor)
33. Mercy Hospital St. Louis
34. Long Island Jewish Medical Center (New Hyde Park, N.Y.)
35. The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital (Greensboro, N.C.)
36. Aurora Saint Luke’s Medical Center (Milwaukee)
37. Bellevue Hospital Center (New York City)
38. Mount Sinai St. Luke’s (New York City)
39. Houston Methodist Hospital
40. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Los Angeles)
40. Jewish Hospital (Louisville, Ky.)
41. Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Chicago)
42. Charlton Memorial Hospital (Fall River, Mass.)
43. Mayo Clinic Hospital-Saint Mary’s (Rochester, Minn.)
44. Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center (Houston)
44. UF Health Shands at the University of Florida (Gainesville)
45. Sharp Memorial Hospital (San Diego)
46. Huntsville (Ala.) Hospital
46. Inova Fairfax Hospital (Falls Church, Va.)
47. Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas
48. Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest (Allentown, Pa.)
49. Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville (Fla.)
49. Hartford (Conn.) Hospital
50. Vidant Medical Center (Greenville, N.C.)
51. Loma Linda (Calif.) University Medical Center
52. Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (Winston-Salem, N.C.)
53. Lakeland (Fla.) Regional Medical Center
54. Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center (Winston-Salem, N.C.)
55. Lee Memorial Hospital (Fort Meyers, Fla.)
56. Charleston (W.Va.) Area Medical Center General Hospital
57. Miami Valley Hospital (Dayton, Ohio)
57. Parkland Hospital (Dallas)
58. Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis (Tenn.)
59. Duke University Hospital (Durham, N.C.)
60. Edinburg (Texas) Regional Medical Center
61. Greenville (S.C.) Memorial Hospital
62. Mercy Hospital Springfield (Mo.)
63. Saint Francis Hospital (Tulsa, Okla.)
64. Presbyterian Hospital (Albuquerque, N.M.)
65. University of North Carolina Hospitals (Chapel Hill)
66. Community Regional Medical Center (Fresno, Calif.)
67. CJW Medical Center-Chippenham Campus (Richmond, Va.)
68. North Shore Medical Center (Miami)
68. Strong Memorial Hospital (Rochester, N.Y.)
69. Saint Vincent Indianapolis Hospital
70. CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi (Texas)-Memorial
71. Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Boston)
72. Henry Ford Hospital (Detroit)
73. Medstar Washington (D.C.) Hospital Center
74. Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)
75. Riverside Methodist Hospital (Columbus, Ohio)
76. Sutter Memorial Hospital (Sacramento, Calif.)
77. Saint John’s Medical Center (Jackson, Wyoming)
78. Ochsner Medical Center-New Orleans
78. Via Christi Hospital on Saint Francis (Witchita, Ka.)
79. Ben Taub General Hospital (Houston)
80. Willis-Knighton Medical Center (Shreveport, La.)
81. Carilion Roanoke (Va.) Memorial Hospital
81. Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center (Baton Rouge, La.)
82. Saint John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit)
83. Henrico Doctor’s Hospital (Richmond, Va.)
83. VCU Medical Center (Richmond, Va.)
84. Mission Hospitals-Memorial Campus (Asheville, N.C.)
85. New Hanover Regional Medical Center (Wilmington, N.C.)0
86. Medical University of South Carolina-University Hospital (Charleston)
87. University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital (Lexington)
88. NCH Downtown Naples (Fla.) Hospital
89. Upstate University Hospital (Syracuse, N.Y.)
90. Maimonides Medical Center (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
90. University Hospital of Brooklyn (N.Y.)
91. Mount Carmel West (Columbus, Ohio)
91. Temple University Hospital (Philadelphia, Pa.)
92. ProMedica Toledo (Ohio) Hospital
93. Rhode Island Hospital (Providence)
94. Cox North (Springfield, Mo.)
95. Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock (Ark.)
96. CHI Saint Luke’s Health-Baylor Saint Luke’s Medical Center (Houston)
96. The Reading Hospital and Medical Center (West Reading, Pa.)
96. University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics (Iowa City)
97. Hackensack (N.J.) University Medical Center
97. Saint Anthony’s Medical Center (St. Louis) –
98. Oklahoma University Medical Center (Oklahoma City)
99. Mobile (Ala.) Infirmary Medical Center
100. University of Maryland Medical Center (Baltimore)

It is important to note that the companies that manufactures the drug, Bayer and Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Pharmaceuticals, are currently facing multiple lawsuits due to safety issues related to Xarelto. In 2014, over 4000 people who filed lawsuits against the manufacturers of Pradaxa, Boehringer Ingleheim, were awarded compensation for the serious side effects that drug caused, including gastrointestinal, rectal, and brain bleeding, and hundreds died as a result of its side effects. It is estimated that the damages from Xarelto will exceed that of Pradaxa, as side effect injuries appear to be even more serious.

While Xarelto cases are still in their infancy, and attorneys say it is still too soon to tell how many will hit U.S. courts, they do believe that the manufacturers have placed financial gain above the safety and wellbeing of consumers by not fully disclosing the extent of the risks associated with their drug.

Serious Side Effects Associated With Xarelto

A Black Box Warning has been issued for this drug for epidural/spinal hematoma risk and for use discontinuation. If you experience signs of DVT or PE you should call your doctor immediately.

Warning Signs of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

  • Pain or tenderness in the leg (may be felt only when standing or walking)
  • Swelling of the leg or along a vein in the leg
  • Increased warmth in the area of the leg where there is swelling or pain
  • Red or discolored skin

Warning Signs of Pulmonary Embolism (PE)

  • Unexplained shortness of breath
  • Problems breathing
  • Chest pain
  • Coughing
  • Coughing up blood
  • Irregular heartbeat also may suggest that you have PE

Call your doctor right away if you have any of the following serious side effects such as:

  • Easy bruising, unusual bleeding (nose, mouth, vagina, or rectum)
  • Bleeding from wounds or needle injections
  • Any bleeding that will not stop
  • Headache, dizziness, weakness, feeling like you might pass out
  • Red or pink urine
  • Black or bloody stools
  • Coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds
  • Numbness, tingling, or muscle weakness (especially in your legs and feet)
  • Loss of movement in any part of your body (paralysis)
  • Back pain
  • Bleeding gums
  • Bloody stools
  • Bowel or bladder dysfunction
  • Burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, “pins and needles”, or tingling feelings
  • Difficulty with breathing or swallowing
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Increased menstrual flow or vaginal bleeding
  • Leg weakness
  • Nosebleeds
  • Prolonged bleeding from cuts
  • Red or black, tarry stools
  • Red or dark brown urine

Less serious side effects may include:

  • Muscle pain
  • Itching
  • Pain in arms or legs

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If you or a family member has experienced pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, gastrointestinal hemorrhage or a loved one has died contact us today for a free consultation. There is no minimum exposure to Xarelto required. There are no upfront fees required to hire our Xarelto attorneys, you pay only if your case is successfully resolved and money is recovered on your behalf.