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What injuries have been linked to Xarelto?
Xarelto (rivaroxaban) is a drug released by Bayer Healthcare in tandem with Janssen Pharmaceuticals to thin the blood. Xarelto is prescribed to patients at risk of stroke or those with atrial fibrillation in order to prevent clots. The drug is also approved to treat those with deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, or individuals who have recently undergone surgery. Xarelto can prove effective in treating some illnesses, but evidence has now emerged as to Xarelto’s potentially dangerous propensities. Already, hundreds of defective drug lawsuits have been filed against the makers of Xarelto.
Xarelto is one of the newer classes of blood thinners. It was initially introduced in 2011 as an alternative to the traditional blood thinner Warfarin. Xarelto is similar in nature to the blood thinner Pradaxa, which is now one of the most litigated drugs in the United States.
Xarelto’s Potentially Serious Side Effects
Xarelto has been linked to several serious and potentially even fatal side effects, including: