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Chicago Xarelto Injury Lawyers

Cook County anticoagulant drug injury attorney

Illinois Attorneys Representing People Harmed By Defective Drugs Throughout the United States

All too often, dangerous or defective pharmaceutical drugs become available to the public. Drug manufacturers may bring products to market even though they are aware of the potential dangers, such as serious side effects or interactions with other medications, and their negligence can result in serious injuries or death. When this happens, drug companies should be held responsible for the harm they have caused to victims and their families.

Xarelto is one drug that has been associated with a large number of injuries throughout the U.S. At Tomasik Kotin Kasserman, LLC, our attorneys have represented multiple victims and their families in cases involving Xarelto, and we understand the complex legal issues involved in pharmaceutical litigation. We work hard to help our clients achieve justice and to protect public safety by ensuring that negligent drug manufacturers are held responsible for the injuries they have caused.

Potential Dangers of Xarelto

The drug rivaroxaban is marketed and distributed as Xarelto by Bayer and by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a New Jersey-based subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. Xarelto is an anticoagulant that is used to reduce the risk of blood clots, and it is often used following joint replacement surgery, to reduce the risk of stroke for patients with irregular heartbeats, and to treat conditions such as deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. It was created and marketed as an alternative to the blood-thinning drug Coumadin and its generic equivalent Warfarin.

Internal bleeding is a risk patients face when using any blood-thinning drugs, but Xarelto has been found to have an increased risk of serious bleeding-related injuries, including gastrointestinal bleeding and severe hemorrhaging. In many cases, the internal bleeding is irreversible, and it can lead to death from loss of blood. The FDA has also warned that Xarelto can contribute to epidural or spinal hematoma, which can cause serious injuries to the brain or spinal cord.

Thousands of serious injuries and fatalities related to the use of Xarelto have been reported across the United States, and other blood-thinning drugs, such as Pradaxa, have been associated with similar injuries. In many cases, these injuries occurred because the makers of these drugs failed to provide proper warnings to both patients and doctors about the potential side effects.

If you or a member of your family have experienced internal bleeding after using Xarelto or other anticoagulant drugs, you may be able to pursue a lawsuit against the negligent drug company. At TKK, we can help demonstrate that manufacturers were aware of the dangers of the drug, that they did not provide proper warnings about the risks of uncontrollable bleeding, and that a doctor who prescribed the drug was not made aware of the lack of an antidote to reverse the blood-thinning effects of Xarelto.

Contact a Chicago Defective Drugs Attorney

Despite the potential dangers of Xarelto and the hundreds of patients who have died after using it, this drug remains on the market, meaning that thousands more continue to be at risk of injury. The attorneys of TKK believe in working to enhance public safety by ensuring that negligent companies who have put patients at risk are held responsible for the injuries they have caused. We work to pursue justice for those who have been injured, and we can help you receive the full and fair compensation you deserve. Contact us today at 312-605-8800 to schedule your free consultation with our Illinois pharmaceutical litigation lawyers.

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