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Xarelto (Rivaroxaban) Lawsuit

A Xarelto lawsuit has been filed against Bayer AG and Janssen, makers of the drug, alleging Xarelto side effects include an increased risk of bleeding events. The plaintiff in the Xarelto side effects lawsuit alleges the makers of the drug did not adequately warn about the risks associated with it.


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Xarelto Side Effects

xareltocasepage Xarelto (known generically as Rivaroxaban) is a new-generation anticoagulant, in a class of drugs known as direct thrombin inhibitors. It is a blood thinner used to reduce the risk of blood clots and strokes. Xarelto has also been marketed as being easier to use than warfarin (known by the brand name Coumadin), an older anticoagulant, because it does not require medical monitoring.

Xarelto has reportedly been linked to an increased risk of uncontrollable bleeding (hemorrhaging). A risk of hemorrhaging exists in many blood thinners; however, warfarin has an antidote in that can reduce the risk of uncontrollable hemorrhaging. Some newer blood thinners do not have an antidote. This means that injuries—including minor cuts or internal bleeding—can result in uncontrolled bleeding, which can be fatal.

Injuries alleged to be associated with Xarelto include:
  • Stroke
  • Retinal hemorrhages
  • Death
  • Epidural hematoma
  • Intracranial hemorrhages
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Hemoglobin decrease
  • Gastrointestinal hemorrhages
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Adrenal bleeding

Xarelto was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2011.

Xarelto Lawsuit

gavelandstethA lawsuit filed against Bayer and Janssen alleges that Xarelto is linked to severe and/or fatal bleeding events because the patient's blood does not properly clot, allowing uncontrollable hemorrhaging to occur even from seemingly minor cuts. The lawsuit further alleges that the defendants did not properly warn patients about the lack of an antidote to Xarelto, which could result in uncontrolled bleeding.

In 2013, the FDA issued a warning letter to the maker of Xarelto, noting that a print advertisement for the drug minimized the risks associated with it and made a misleading claim. Specifically, the FDA warned that including the risk information without any of the emphasis that was included on the benefits section made it seem as though the risks were not important. The agency noted in its letter that the most common adverse reactions with Xarelto were bleeding complications.

Xarelto Anticoagulant

Xarelto and Pradaxa (another anticoagulant medication) are both anticoagulants that do not have an antidote, meaning they could potentially lead to uncontrollable bleeding. Both drugs are the subject of lawsuits filed against their makers for failing to warn about the lack of an antidote to the drugs.

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Posted by
Peggy Lake
I was ill for about a month. I went to the doctor with no luck. I woke up one morning and could not walk from my bed to the closet. I went to the ER and they discovered that I was bleeding internally. After two blood transfusions they told me I had a bleeding ulcer that was caused by the use of Xeralto. It took me several months to get my strength back. Now my cardiologist says that I cannot take any blood thinners again and that I am at high risk for a stroke. I live in fear of having a stroke and drooling out of the side of my mouth the rest of my life. I had no idea they had no antidote.

Posted by
trina w
My 27 yr old daughter had a total hysterectomy cut hip bone to hip bone and was released from the hospital. 4 days later she was admitted back to the hospital for pulmonary embolism in both lungs she was put on Xeralto 15mg twice a day she was in the hospital for 4 days they started her on the xeralto the day before she was released so she was released on the forth day at 1pm we got her home and 3 hours after she gets home she starts bleeding excessively and passing blood clots from her vagina we had to call the ambulance to come get her she is admitted back to the hospital for excessive bleeding 2 days later she is still bleeding and passes out from losing to much blood she was taken to ICU given a blood transfusion and stablized enough to transfer her to a different hospital miles from home and away from her small children there wasnt much they could do at the time because there was no way to reverse the Xarelto even though she got the transfusion it was not helping because her blood was so thin they finally figured out that she was bleeding through her incisions on the inside of her body from the hysterectomy. After being in the hospital a total of 21 days she has finally gotten to come home. When she was released from the hospital her hemaglobins were still only a 8.6 She has lost alot of weight and is very weak, pale and experiencing constant headaches and anxiety. My daughter almost bleed to death.

Posted by
Charles Guilliams
Was taken off of warfarin and put on xarelto Feb 2015 by my dr.
Jan 2016 I had gastrbleeding indecent that required hospital stay. I could not walk, had no strength, and i was alone when this all happened. Helicopter ride to hospital in Flagstaff that had capable Dr's.
Five bags of blood to replace what I lost. I was suffering major heart trauma while in ICU.
They definitely took me off of the drug. Still extremely weak.
I see my Dr twice a month now.

Posted by
rudolph nicholson
was taking Coumadin, but nurses couldn't draw my blood due to deep veins. So I was prescribed xarelto that caused PE's in both lungs, shortness of breath now, can't take a shower without getting tired and also has an IVC Filter that has clogged before, the pain and suffering is overwhelming. I worry about dropping dead daily. These pharmaceutical companies are in the bed with the FDA.

Posted by
rudolph nicholson
was taking Coumadin, but nurses couldn't draw my blood due to deep veins. So I was prescribed xarelto that caused PE's in both lungs, shortness of breath now, can't take a shower without getting tired and also has an IVC Filter that has clogged before, the pain and suffering is overwhelming. I worry about dropping dead daily. These pharmaceutical companies are in the bed with the FDA.

Posted by
Mike Wurlitzer
Thanks to all you scum sucking lawyers and people looking to reap rewards for your stupidity, for adding to the costs of this medication with many more pluses than minuses.

Lets see, a medication designed to prevent blood from clotting and that passed FDA approval is still subjected to the vultures in the legal profession when someone injures themselves and the blood does not clot. DUHHHHHH!

No wonder that all your scummy lawyer vermin in congress did not include a single sentence for tort reform in the 2000+ pages of law and 17000+ pages of regulation for CACA [Can't Afford Care Act]

Posted by
New York
Bleeding with clots for over a month.

Posted by
My husband suffered from hemorrhage in lungs and uncontrolled bleeding fron nose and in lungs resulting in his untimely death on January 16, 2014. I am a young widow and mother of a teenage son who have suffered great distress, overwhelming grief, major depression and high anxiety. Including loss of major finances and inability to work due to the incident leading to the death of my husband, Oliver, of nearly 25 years. I believed the blood thinner was the underlying cause of his uncontrolled bleeding and blood not clotting. I am still in possession of the pill bottle from which he unknowingly consumed that lethal medicine. I was subjected to seeing my husband die a slow, agonizing death due to dropping plasma levels and bleeding.

Posted by
Near-fatal internal bleeding.

Posted by
North Carolina
Excessive bleeding from Xarelto and Brilinta. The real problem is you do not know you are bleeding until you see bleeding dripping off of your body even from the smallest scratch, to say nothing about a cut.

Posted by
While taking Xarelto, I developed several issues. I’m seeing doctors about them, but I suspect that there was excess bleeding into my right breast and possibly into my gastro track, and I still have electric shocks running down my right arm from elbow to fingertips. No one advised me of these risks.


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