Dangerous Drug: Xarelto
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Xarelto is the brand name for rivaroxaban, one of the most widely utilized
blood thinners on the market today. It essentially works by inhibiting
the body’s natural coagulation process, and is commonly administered
to patients who have undergone a major knee or hip replacement surgery.
However, the drug is facing a tremendous amount of scrutiny both in the
U.S. and in Canada, as it may lead to a number of serious health conditions.
Furthermore, many doctors claim that Xarelto featured insufficient warnings
of the risks, and was marketed through the use of misleading studies.
If you or someone you love has suffered a medical complication while using
the drug Xarelto,
contact our firm immediately to pursue justice.
What Conditions Can Xarelto Cause?
The main issue with Xarelto is that it is actually a highly effective anticoagulant
and blood thinner. The drug limits something called “Factor X,”
which is an enzyme which is critical to the body’s coagulation process.
However, there is no antidote for the effects of Xarelto. This means that
the drug naturally increases your chances of internal bleeding by thinning
your blood, but if internal bleeding occurs, it cannot be stopped through
Another major issue with Xarelto is its potential to cause liver injury.
Although a link has not been firmly established between the two, the Canadian
government found enough evidence to order an investigation of the drug.
The World Health Organization found more than 430 cases of Xarelto patients
suffering liver injury, but only 23 of those were taking Xarelto exclusively.
Hurt By Xarelto? Call Our Firm Today.
At Christian & Davis, our
Greenville personal injury attorneys are committed to protecting the rights of injury victims and their families.
Nearly all medication has some risks, but drug manufacturers have an obligation
to market their products accurately, and to ensure that their products
aren’t unreasonably dangerous. If you’ve been hurt by Xarelto,
or any other drug, call our firm today to pursue fair compensation.
Don’t hesitate to retain the strong legal counsel you need.
Call Christian & Davis today at (864) 408-8890.