Doctors prescribe the blood thinner Xarelto (rivaroxaban), manufactured by Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) and Bayer AG, to prevent blood clots and protect people from strokes. Xarelto patients are filing lawsuits because they’ve suffered from bleeding, wound leaks and infections after taking the popular blood thinner. More than 20,000 lawsuits have been filed in state and federal courts

If you took the blood thinner Xarelto and suffered from one of the following complications, you may be entitled to compensation.

  • Internal bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Brain hemorrhaging
  • Blood clots
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Stroke
  • Heart attack
  • Death

The Xarelto lawsuits claim that the manufacturers of Xarelto failed to warn doctors and patients that the drug could cause irreversible internal bleeding and that a substitute medication was just as effective at reducing clots but without the life-threatening danger of excessive blood loss.The lawsuits also allege the manufacturers failed to provide physicians with clear guidance regarding whether a patient was qualified to take Xarelto and whether the patient should stop taking it if occasional screening showed potential problems.

Patients who have sustained harm from taking Xarelto are filing lawsuits in both federal and state courts nationwide. These patients may be eligible to receive financial compensation from the manufacturers of Xarelto. Financial compensation may help harmed patients with medical bills and lost wages, as well as compensation for the pain and suffering they’ve endured. Additionally, punitive damages may be rewarded. The purpose of punitive damages is to discourage similar behavior on the part of manufacturers.

Capitol Legal LLP is currently accepting Xarelto induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was injured by taking Xarelto, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation.