Xarelto was first created by Bayer and Johnson & Johnson, and is an oral medication known as an anticoagulant, or a blood thinner. The difference between Xarelto and other blood thinners that are already on the market, is that Xarelto is a “one size fits all” pill. Unlike other blood thinner medications, the patient’s blood is monitored on a regular basis and given a dosage on how much their bodies can handle. They are also put on a rigorous diet, constantly watching what they eat because the blood thinner has an effect on the food one consumes. Xarelto on the other hand does the complete opposite. A person taking Xarelto does not need to have a routine check up to see if their blood is normal, their diet does not change, and the dosage is the same for every person young, old, male, or female. The same amount of dosage is prescribed which makes this medication extremely dangerous.
Many people who have taken Xarelto have experienced blood clotting, hemorrhaging, internal bleeding, and embolism. Even though Xarelto is supposed to prevent blood clots, it does the complete opposite. Many who have taken this medication post-surgery have experienced wound infections, leakage, and have to return to the hospital for more surgery to stop the bleeding. A woman filed a lawsuit against Bayer and Johnson & Johnson for compensation on behalf of her dead father. He had taken Xarelto for a month after his surgery, who then suffered serious bleeding in his brain.
The FDA approved Xarelto to only treat patients who had knee or hip replacement surgery to reduce blood clots, and reduce the risk of stroke. But then the medication was later approved, by the FDA, to treat deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. And in 2011, the New England Journal of Medicine published a study that compared Xarelto to Warfarin, a drug that has been used for over 50 years. Xarelto was more dangerous than warfarin because it causes more abdominal bleeding than warfarin, and warfarin has an antidote if severe bleeding does occur. Xarelto does not have an antidote, and 73% of the 16,041 participants who took one dose of Xarelto in a study had some sort of side effect with anemia and bleeding.
Many people who have taken Xarelto and have experienced severe bleeding, hemorrhaging, or any of the other side effects from this product have filed a claim against Bayer and Johnson & Johnson. Many people have suffered severe health problems and are seeking compensation. Here in Texas, the law offices of Bobby Garcia can offer free consultations, and won’t charge unless the case is won. Justice is sought for by not only the victims who have taken Xarelto, but by Bobby Garcia as well.