New York Xarelto Injury lawyers
Xarelto (rivaroxaban) is a “blood thinner” that is often prescribed to people with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AFib) as a more convenient alternative to warfarin. Like all anticoagulants, Xarelto can cause serious bleeding events, but unlike some, it has no reversal agent. Xarelto bleeding can be deadly and those who survive can suffer permanent injuries. If you or someone you love has suffered a Xarelto bleeding event, please talk to the New York Xarelto injury lawyers of Panzavecchia & Associates, PLLC., about potential compensation.
We represent Xarelto injury victims nationwide and have offices in New York and Florida.
Xarelto is heavily advertised on TV as a convenient medication to help prevent stroke in people with AFib. In the ads, warfarin users are urged to talk to their doctors about switching to Xarelto so they can be free and enjoy life again. It is prescribed as a once-a-day medication that does not require routine blood monitoring and does not carry dietary restrictions.
Xarelto is a novel oral anticoagulant (NOAC). It is approved for the following:
- To reduce the risk of blood clots leading to stroke in people with AFib
- To reduce the risk of blood clot formation after hip or knee replacement surgery
- To treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), and to reduce the risk of recurrence of DVT and PE
Dangerous and potentially deadly side effects of Xarelto can include:
- Bleeding in the brain
- Gastrointestinal bleeding
- Rectal bleeding
- Excessive bleeding that cannot be controlled after an injury
- Development of blood clots
- Pulmonary embolism
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Reduced platelet levels
- Abnormal liver function
- Numbness or tingling in the muscles
- Loss of ability to control movement
- Wound infections and complications after surgery
No Antidote for Xarelto
Anticoagulants prevent the blood from clotting normally. That is what they are meant to do, but that also creates the risk of excessive and spontaneous bleeding. All anticoagulants carry this risk. For some anticoagulants, including warfarin, there is a reversal agent that doctors can administer to stop the anticlotting effect if a bleeding event occurs.
There is no reversal agent for Xarelto. There is no way for emergency room doctors to restore the clotting process quickly so that bleeding can be brought under control before it becomes fatal or causes permanent harm.
If you have been harmed by Xarelto or lost a loved one to a Xarelto bleeding event, please email or call the New York Xarelto injury attorneys of Panzavecchia & Associates, PLLC at 888-LAW-2204 to schedule your free consultation. We represent Xarelto injury victims nationwide with offices in New York and Florida.