Bayer’s widely-prescribed anticoagulant drug Xarelto (generic: rivaroxaban) is used to prevent blood clots and lower the risk of stroke. However, this medication may also increase certain users’ risk of developing an epidural hematoma, a condition that occurs when blood accumulates between the skull and dura mater, the thick membrane covering the brain. This article discusses the potential complications that can result from a Xarelto epidural hematoma.
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What are the Complications of an Epidural Hematoma?
Without prompt surgical intervention, patients who have suffered an epidural hematoma have a high risk of dying. Even when surgery has been performed, serious complications may result from an epidural hematoma, which may include:
- Brain Damage – Hematomas may cause the brain to swell. Since the brain is covered by the skull, there is only a small amount of room for it to swell. This causes increased pressure inside the skull, which can lead to brain damage. If the person has a serious head injury, they may require monitoring for increased intracranial pressure (pressure inside the skull).
- Seizure – Most seizures occur within a week of having an epidural hematoma. However, in rare cases, seizures may occur months or even years after the injury. Approximately 70-80% of patients who have a seizure are helped by prescription medications, and can return to most everyday activities. In rare cases, seizures can make you much worse or even cause death.
- Post-Concussion Syndrome – Disorder in which a combination of post-concussion symptoms such as headache and dizziness persist for weeks or even months after the injury that caused the concussion. In most patients, post-concussion syndrome symptoms occur within 7 to 10 days and go away within 3 months, though in rare cases they can persist for a year or even more.
Can I File a Xarelto Lawsuit?
Only a qualified attorney can determine whether you are eligible to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer of Xarelto, which is why we are currently offering free case evaluations. Simply fill out the confidential evaluation form below to contact our law firm now.
Most cases involving pharmaceuticals allege that a drug was sold with design, manufacturing, and/or marketing defects, which typically refers to a company’s failure to warn of a certain side effect. In the case of Xarelto, our attorneys suspect that patients may be able to take legal action in light of claims that the manufacturers failed to adequately warn doctors and patients about the risk of epidural hematoma.
How Can Filing a Lawsuit Help Me?
By filing a lawsuit against the maker of Xarelto, you may be entitled to collect compensation for all current and future medical expenses related to the treatment of your spinal blood clot, as well as for damages for pain and suffering. Additionally, filing a lawsuit can help hold the drug’s manufacturer accountable for releasing an allegedly defective drug into the marketplace, and to discourage other pharmaceutical companies from engaging in similar conduct.
Do I Have a Xarelto Epidural Hematoma 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 Spinal Blood Clot cases in all 50 states.
Free Xarelto Lawsuit Evaluation: 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 Xarelto Suit and we can help.