Xarelto: What You Should Know About the Effects and Victims

July 3, 2014 | Ed Bernstein
Xarelto: What You Should Know About the Effects and Victims

Victims of Xarelto Effects Deserve A Lawyer

The prescription medication Xarelto, also known as Rivaroxaban, is often used to reduce the clotting of blood, and also may reduce a person’s risk of having a stroke. In addition, Xarelto is sometimes prescribed to patients with pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, atrial fibrillation, or other conditions. Close to four million people are prescribed Xarelto each year, which is twice as many than were given the similar anticoagulant, Pradaxa. Blood-thinning medications such as these are known to cause internal bleeding, among other health risks, and Xarelto has proven to be no exception. Other adverse effects of this medication include possible brain hemorrhaging, reduced levels of platelets, vomiting, anemia and even a lowered functionality of certain vital organs. Last year, nearly seven hundred instances of serious side effects from Xarelto were reported to the F.D.A. That is around 170 more than were reported from using Pradaxa. In fact, the results of a Phase III study on the subject showed that at least one adverse side effect occurred in seventy-three percent of participants that consumed Xarelto. It is believed by some that the F.D.A. was pushed to quickly approve this drug, which may have left its complete safety profile questionable.  

Need a Xarelto Attorney in Carson City or Las Vegas?

Very few things should be a higher priority than your personal health, and when you are unknowingly put at risk, you have the right to stand up and fight for compensation. A personal injury lawyer from Edward Bernstein & Associates may be able to assist you in making these claims. To learn more about your legal options, participate in a live chat session or feel free to just give us a call at 888-235-3090 in Las Vegas, Carson City, or anywhere else in the state of Nevada.


Ed Bernstein

Edward M. Bernstein, Esq. is the owner and founding partner of Edward M. Bernstein & Associates, and one of the most recognizable figures in Nevada. Ed is one of state’s premier personal injury attorneys and has hosted The Ed Bernstein Show for over 31 years. He has served the Las Vegas community for decades with dozens of community appointments and terms of service. In the year 2000, he was Nevada’s Democratic nominee for the United States Senate.

Ed received his B.A. from Long Island University in 1971 and his J.D. from Widener University in 1975. Since then, Ed’s professional accolades include numerous publications, honors and awards, court appointments, and has been named one of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators.