Why Victims and Families May Consider Pursuing a Claim Following Xarelto Use

Gabriel A. Assaad
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Partner Gabriel Assaad represents victims of negligence and medical malpractice nationwide.

Despite being hailed by its manufacturer and marketing company as being a safer and more convenient alternative to other popular blood thinners on the market, the drug Xarelto has proven to be very dangerous to patients. Many have suffered serious injury and even death as a result of taking this drug. The medication is typically prescribed to thin the blood and help prevent strokes. Xarelto was developed by Bayer and manufactured by Johnson & Johnson’s New Jersey based subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals. Unfortunately, these entities reportedly failed to provide adequate warnings to patients and physicians about the dangers associated with the drug. Victims and their families may choose to pursue a claim against these entities as a result.

Four Reasons to Consider Pursuing a Claim Against the Xarelto Manufacturer and Marketer

Why should victims of injuries associated with Xarelto use consider filing a claim? The following are four examples:

  1. The uncontrollable bleeding caused by taking Xarelto can often create significant financial hardship on the victim and family. Costs may include emergency room visits, ongoing medical and rehabilitative care, and lost income caused by the inability to work.
  2. The injuries caused by Xarelto use may result in in significant emotional stress for both the victim and loved ones responsible for caring for the person suffering from medical problems. This emotional stress can take a significant toll on a person’s ability to carry out activities of daily living, work, and generally enjoy life.
  3. Families who lost a loved one as a result of Xarelto use may face significant expenses associated with funeral and burial costs. These expenses can amount to tens of thousands of dollars.
  4. Many victims and their families feel that Bayer and Janssen Pharmaceuticals should be held responsible for releasing this dangerous drug that resulted in harm to so many patients. For some, this is reason enough to pursue a claim for compensation.

The decision as to whether or not to pursue a claim after injuries caused by Xarelto use is personal and requires an evaluation of the unique facts and circumstances of the matter at hand. We have helped many families make this important decision, and for those who choose to pursue a claim, to fight for the compensation that they deserve. We encourage you to check out our many case results to learn more.