Xarelto or Rivaroxaban is a medication that was used to treat deep vein thrombosis which could cause a pulmonary embolism if not treated. It is also used in patients that have a heart rhythm disorder or atrial fibrillation which can cause a stroke. It does have vicious side effects that were never reported and for this reason people are suing.
What caused the upsets?
In some patients the anticoagulant, or blood thinner, caused internal bleeding which lead to death. What makes it worse is that there is no cure for this. The manufacturer, Janssen Pharmaceutical never informed patients and doctors about the risk of fatal internal bleeding while using Xarelto. The company’s co-marketer is also being held responsible for not revealing this bit of information which directly leads to people dying. It was said that if doctors knew, they would have rather prescribed Warfarin to their unsuspecting patients. At least Warfarin bleeding can be counteracted by using Vitamin K.
What is the result?
The negligence of these companies have resulted in the Xarelto Lawsuits and groups of lawyers have taken it upon themselves to fight for those who had any type of loss due to the use of this medication. These lawyers make it their business to find victims and their families in order to get them all lined up in the fight against Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Johnson and Johnson’s and Bayer AG because these companies failed to inform patients of the horrible, fatal side effects. They have to be held accountable for not doing what is required of them by law. A doctor should have a choice in whether he/she wants to risk their patient’s lives by giving them the deadly medication and patients in turn have the right to choose whether they agree with their doctor or not. Leaving everyone I the dark as to the side effects was immoral and irresponsible to say the least.
The take away
The Xarelto lawsuit has taught us that laws are there to protect people, the environment and living beings. When you break a law, especially in a case where it leads to the loss of life, the law will be there to fight for your victims. Where a victim does not realize his/her position, lawyers are ready to inform them and stand by them through all of the legal processes involved.
The FDA has given Xarelto the most severe rating possible and found problems at 8 out of 16 sites that they inspected for their clinical trial for this medication. It became apparent that some medical records were slowly being discarded. We can all guess why but it was also reported that the FDA had concerns about ‘improprieties in randomization’ and that they deemed the study unreliable. None of these issues were ever reported in the article that was written about the clinical trials.
This was a big problem in that it was one of the main factors leading to the prescription of the deadly substance to innocent patients who did not have the facts. Each one of the processes bypassed had a big influence in the resulting deaths and illnesses.