New Jersey Xarelto Attorney
Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, created the drug Xarelto to treat patients who needed a blood thinning agent. Sadly, this drug has brought injury and illness to many who trusted their doctors and the drug manufacturers to provide safe treatment for their medical issues. If you’ve suffered injuries from taking Xarelto, you need a New Jersey Xarelto attorney who will aggressively pursue compensation for your losses. Meirowitz & Wasserberg, LLP, pursues claims against Xarelto in the Garden State.
Xarelto Prescribed To Patients
Initially, the FDA approved Xarelto to help patients recovering from knee or hip replacement surgery. Those patients were at risk of developing blood clots in their legs during recovery from surgery. Blood thinning agents such as Warfarin were standard in the past, but Xarelto came along in 2011 as a new blood thinner that could be an effective alternative.
In the next few years, the FDA cleared Xarelto for several more uses, including patients with an irregular heartbeat and those with blood clots in their lungs.
Problems Resulting From Xarelto
While Johnson & Johnson designed Xarelto to thin the blood, in many cases, it caused serious problems for patients. One common problem experienced by patients taking Xarelto was severe gastrointestinal bleeding. Some patients began hemorrhaging severely. Patients involved in an accident or needing surgery could begin bleeding profusely to the point that it was a serious threat to their health, even their lives.
Other patients experienced blood clots in their lungs or legs — the very conditions they were taking Xarelto to prevent. Other patients suffered heart attacks or strokes.
Thousands of patients have required hospitalization for adverse reactions to Xarelto, and hundreds have died. At Meirowitz & Wasserberg, LLP, our New Jersey product liability lawyers believe that no one should suffer such ill effects by taking a medication prescribed by a physician to help them.
FDA Reaction To Xarelto Problems
The most serious warning the FDA gives on a prescription drug label is the “black box warning.” The FDA now requires two “black box warnings” for Xarelto. One warns that stopping Xarelto prematurely poses a risk of patients developing blood clots. The second warns that using Xarelto can contribute to serious spinal injuries and head injuries. Other FDA warnings include the risk of bleeding and risks to patients with prosthetic heart valves. When a medication comes with such warnings, doctors and patients alike should use extreme caution before prescribing or using.
Seeking Compensation For Xarelto Injuries
Patients who suffered adverse effects from Xarelto may seek compensation for their damages. You may seek compensation for medical expenses related to injuries suffered because of taking Xarelto. This may include hospital and doctor bills, prescription medications and other medical expenses you incurred because of your injury.
You may also seek compensation for lost wages due to time missed from work. Patients may be hospitalized, or unable to return to work due to the injuries they sustained from taking Xarelto. Learn more about potential damages by speaking with a knowledgeable personal injury attorney in New Jersey.
Get Help From A Dedicated New Jersey Xarelto Lawyer Now
Johnson & Johnson is a multibillion-dollar company with the financial resources to fight legal battles. To get the compensation you deserve, you need a New Jersey Xarelto attorney who isn’t afraid to stand up for your rights and won’t back down from the fight. Meirowitz & Wasserberg, LLP, has a track record of getting patients compensation for injuries suffered from Xarelto. Call 800-726-6326 today for a free consultation and let us help you get the compensation you deserve.