Side effects of the blood-thinning drug Xarelto (generic: rivaroxaban) may increase the risk of pulmonary embolism (PE) in certain patients. PE occurs when an artery that brings blood to the lungs suddenly becomes blocked. In most cases, these types of blood clots do not form in the lung arteries, but travel there from elsewhere in the body (most often the deep veins of the arms or legs).
Free Xarelto Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one suffered a pulmonary embolism after using Xarelto, 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.
What Causes a Pulmonary Embolism?
The pulmonary artery is the main intake valve that transports oxygen-depleted (blue) blood to the lungs. If this artery becomes blocked or obstructed, the lung starts to suffocate, lacking the oxygenated blood it requires. The lungs are the main organ in the respiratory system, and when they are unable to work properly, the body begins to suffer from a lack of oxygen.
In most cases, pulmonary embolisms are caused by deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a large blood clot that forms in the arms or legs. If these clots break away and travel through the circulatory system, they can become trapped in the lungs, causing a pulmonary embolism.
- Chest pain
- Difficulty breathing
- Excessive sweating
- Rapid or abnormal heart rate (arrhythmia)
- Coughing up blood
Individuals who may face an increased risk of developing a pulmonary embolism include those who:
- Currently have deep vein thrombosis or a history of DVT
- Have previously had a pulmonary embolism
- Take Xarelto or other anticoagulant medication
PE rates are roughly equal between men and women. As a person ages, their risk increases accordingly. Your risk of having a pulmonary embolism doubles for each 10 years after the age of 60.
Each year, over 600,000 people in the U.S. have a pulmonary embolism, and more than 60,000 of them die as a result of their complications. Most PE fatalities occur within 30 to 60 minutes after the initial onset of symptoms. Pulmonary embolism is one of the most common causes of death in hospitalized people who must remain bedridden for extended periods of time.
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 pulmonary embolism.
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 pulmonary embolism, 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 Pulmonary Embolism 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 Pulmonary Embolism 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.