Xarelto (generic: rivaroxaban) belongs to a new generation of anticoagulant drugs that are marketed as being safer and requiring less intensive patient monitoring compared to older generation anticoagulants. However, unlike warfarin, Xarelto does not have an FDA-approved antidote to stop the medicine’s blood thinning effects. According to experts, doctors have been using emergency treatments to stop Xarelto’s bleeding side effects, in an attempt to prevent pulmonary embolism and other severe cardiovascular injuries.
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 are the Symptoms of a Pulmonary Embolism?
A pulmonary embolism (PE) is a blood clot that becomes trapped in the lungs. In most cases, the clot migrates from somewhere else in the body before becoming stuck in 1 of the arteries that leads to the lungs. PEs can damage the lungs due to reduced blood flow, decrease oxygen levels in the blood, and damage other organs. Large or multiple blood clots can be deadly.
Signs and symptoms of a Xarelto pulmonary embolism may include:
- Shortness of Breath – Most common symptom of PE, which may come on suddenly or gradually.
- Anxiety – Unusual nervousness and/or panic attacks can be a sign of an impending blood clot.
- Clammy or Bluish Skin (Cyanosis) – Abnormal blue discoloration of the skin and mucous membranes, caused by an increase in deoxygenated haemoglobin levels.
- Coughing – PE may cause coughing that produces bloodstained sputum.
- Chest Pain – May extend into the arm, jaw, neck and/or shoulder.
- Fainting – Syncope or fainting is an uncommon symptom of pulmonary embolism; however, recent studies have found that fainting associated with recent air travel may indicate the presence of PE.
- Irregular Heartbeat (Arrhythmia) – Feeling like the heart is beating too hard or too fast, skipping a beat, or fluttering. The patient may notice heart palpitations in their chest, throat or neck.
- Lightheadedness – A feeling that you are about to faint or pass out. Although you may feel dizzy, you do not feel as though you or your surroundings are moving.
- Rapid Breathing (Hyperventilation) – Can occur with anxiety or panic. Hyperventilation is also referred to as over-breathing, and may leave the person feeling breathless.
- Restlessness – Characterized by or showing inability to remain at rest.
- Coughing Up Blood – The spitting up of blood or bloody mucus from the lungs and throat (respiratory tract).
- Weak Pulse – When you have difficulty feeling your pulse (heartbeat).
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.