Amarillo Xarelto Injury Lawyers
Wood Law Firm, LLP Is Here to Help
Xarelto (rivaroxaban) is a popular anticoagulant drug, commonly referred to as a blood thinner. It is advertised as a more convenient alternative to warfarin. Xarelto can cause serious and fatal side effects including uncontrollable bleeding events. If you or someone you love has been harmed by Xarelto, you need an experienced defective drug attorney on your side. Our Xarelto injury attorneys in Amarillo will fight for your rights and those of your family.
Please do not hesitate to call Wood Law Firm, LLP at (806) 304-0447 to schedule your free consultation.
What Is Xarelto?
Xarelto is a novel oral anticoagulant. It is prescribed to:
- Reduce the risk of stroke in people with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AFib)
- Treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) and reduce the risk of recurrence
- Reduce the risk of DVT and PE after hip or knee replacement surgery
It works by reducing your blood’s ability to clot. Unlike warfarin, Xarelto does not carry dietary restrictions or require routine monitoring.
Xarelto Bleeding Risk
All anticoagulants can cause major bleeding events including spontaneous bleeding. But, there is a simple antidote for warfarin that allows the blood to begin clotting again. There is no reversal agent for Xarelto. When bleeding occurs with Xarelto, patients can bleed to death before the drug has time to leave their bodies. Those who survive can suffer severe blood loss causing brain and organ damage.
An injury that would have been minor can become fatal due to uncontrollable Xarelto bleeding.
Xarelto Side Effects
Xarelto side effects can include:
- Gastrointestinal bleeding
- Rectal bleeding
- Bleeding in the brain
- Excessive bleeding that cannot be controlled after an injury
- Reduced platelet levels
- Blood clots
- Pulmonary embolism
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Abnormal liver function
- Numbness or tingling in the muscles
- Loss of ability to control movement
- Wound infections and complications after surgery
Why You Need A Drug Injury Attorney
If you have been harmed by Xarelto or lost a loved one to Xarelto side effects, you need and deserve full and fair compensation. The pharmaceutical companies have their own teams of attorneys dedicated to defending against claims from victims like you. You need dedicated and experienced drug injury attorneys on your side. The Amarillo Xarelto injury lawyers at Wood Law Firm, LLP believe that you deserve quality legal representation and a fighting chance.
Don’t delay. Contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation.