Our lawyers are reviewing potential lawsuits for Xarelto users who suffered severe internal bleeding events. While bleeding is a known side effect of anticoagulant medications, it has been alleged that Xarelto is more dangerous than standard blood-thinners because it has no antidote or reversal agent once internal bleeding begins.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you suffered bleeding or other serious side effects from Xarelto, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer and our lawyers can help.
How is Internal Bleeding Treated?
Internal bleeding occurs when a patient suffers a rupture of an artery, vein or capillary. In some cases the bleeding is visible, other times it is not. Concealed bleeding is harder to diagnose than visible bleeding; therefore, if you are unsure, it is better to treat the patient as if they are losing blood internally. These signs may indicate internal blood loss and a shock response:
- Skin appearance
- Conscious state
If you are unsure as to the type of injury the patient has sustained, assume the worst and treat them for internal bleeding. Unfortunately, untrained medical personnel can not stop internal blood loss on their own; therefore, the goal of management is to slow down blood loss so the chance of survival is increased:
- Call 9-1-1 immediately. Don’t wait to see if the person improves on their own.
- Check the patient’s airway, breathing and circulation. Begin CPR if necessary.
- If unconscious and breathing, place the patient in the recovery position with legs elevated above the heart.
- If the patient is conscious, lie them down and raise their legs if injuries permit.
- Keep the person warm. This may help prevent shock by minimizing heat loss.
- Reassure and stay calm. This helps provide a sense of security for the patient.
- Check pulse and breathing.
- Treat other injuries as needed.
- Do not give the person anything to eat or drink, as they may need surgery to stop the bleeding.
Do I Have a Xarelto Bleeding Lawsuit?
The Product Liability & Defective Drug Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Xarelto Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new Xarelto bleeding cases in all 50 states.
Free Confidential Case Evaluation: Again, if you or a loved one was injured by Xarelto side effects, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a class action suit and we can help.