Xarelto (rivaroxaban) is a prescription drug which acts as a blood thinner or anticoagulant. It is usually prescribed to help prevent stroke, deep vein thrombosis, and pulmonary embolism. Manufactured by Bayer and marketed by Janssen Pharmaceuticals (owned by Johnson & Johnson), it is taken by millions of patients. It generates more than $1 billion dollars a year in sales. But there is a major problem. Unlike the drug it is marketed to replace (warfarin), Xarelto is dangerous because no antidote exists to reverse its blood-thinning effects. As a result, many patients have been injured when they experience serious bleeding, including potentially fatal internal and gastrointestinal hemorrhaging.
Thousands of lawsuits have already been filed seeking compensation for these injuries.
If you or a loved one have experienced a severe bleeding event, pulmonary embolism, stroke or death after taking Xarelto, you should immediately seek legal advice. You can contact us for a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation, and we will help you analyze your options.
The Law Office of Edward Scher, PLC and co-counsel are accepting these cases nationally.