When a drug manufacturer fails to provide adequate warning to patients and physicians of a drug’s potential side effects and also fails to develop an antidote in order to minimize or prevent injury, it may be liable to victims who suffer injury or death as a result of using the drug. This is the case with the widely used blood thinner Xarelto. Hundreds of lawsuits are currently pending against the drug’s manufacturers as an increasing number of patients report dangerous side effects, injuries, and in some cases, death. Victims should consider pursuing a claim if they suffered injury after using the drug.
Parties Who Should Consider a Xarelto Lawsuit
Who can file a Xarelto lawsuit? The following is an overview:
- Patients who suffered serious injury after using Xarelto. Often, these injuries involve serious internal bleeding in the stomach, intestines, or brain. These patients are entitled to seek compensation for their past, present, and future medical bills. They may also seek compensation for lost income, loss of future productivity, and emotional suffering.
- If a patient took Xarelto and died as a result, their family members may file a Xarelto lawsuit. Family members may seek compensation for loss of consortium and companionship, reimbursement of medical expenses, funeral expenses, and psychological distress.
As with any type of injury, victims have only a limited period of time within which to file a claim after taking a dangerous medication. If you or a loved one became injured after using Xarelto, it is important to act quickly in order to protect your legal rights. We encourage you to check out our many client testimonials to learn more.