Xarelto is the brand name for rivaroxaban, an anticoagulant drug manufactured by Bayer HealthCare AG and marketed by Janssen Pharmaceuticals (a Johnson & Johnson company). Xarelto is prescribed to treat blood clots in patients who are at risk for deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE). Unfortunately, a number of Xarelto users have reported developing an epidural hematoma, a traumatic accumulation of blood between the inner table of the skull and the stripped-off dural membrane.
Free Xarelto Epidural Hematoma 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 suit against the manufacturer of Xarelto and we can help.
How are Hematomas Treated?
For Xarelto users who have suffered an epidural hematoma, treatments vary depending on the severity and location of the trauma:
- Small epidural hematomas with little or no pressure on the brain can be treated without the need for surgical intervention.
- Severe, unusual headache and decreased brain function, or a hematoma that is larger than 1 cm, typically requires surgery.
- Epidural hematoma surgery involves removing the clot to decrease pressure on the brain, and stopping bleeding to prevent another hematoma.
A patient’s long-term outlook is more favorable if there was a lucid interval (a period of consciousness before coma returns) than if the patient had lapsed into a coma immediately following the injury. Unlike most forms of traumatic brain injury, people with epidural hematoma and a Glasgow Coma Score of 15 (the highest score, indicating the best prognosis) are expected to make a full if they can be treated in a timely manner.
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.