Xarelto is an anticoagulant (blood thinner) manufactured by Janssen Pharmaceutical that has been widely prescribed to prevent blood clots in patients suffering from atrial fibrillation (arrhythmia of the heart); deep vein thrombosis (blood clots deep within the body); pulmonary embolism (blood clots in the lungs); stroke; and patients who have recently undergone a knee or hip replacement surgery.
The most serious potential side effect, complication and risk caused by Xarelto is severe internal bleeding that can result in death. Currently, there is no known antidote (cure) to reverse the type of internal bleeding caused by Xarelto.
Other potential injuries caused through the use of Xarelto include thrombosis (blood clots); decreased hemoglobin (a substance that carries oxygen in red blood cells); cerebrovascular accidents (an event that leads to a cerebral hemorrhage); hematoma (a semisolid mass in the blood); peripheral edema (swelling of the lower limbs); and dyspnea (difficulty breathing).
If you or a loved one suffered from severe bleeding, stroke, or death while using Xarelto, contact the attorneys at Allan Berger & Associates today for a free consultation.