No matter what prescription drug you are taking, it is always critical that you are fully informed, not only of its benefits, but of its potential side effects. However, if companies are not honest and upfront about their drugs, it can be nearly impossible for patients to have a clear understanding of the risks. Accordingly, companies who fail to provide sufficient information about their products, place people’s health – and often their lives – at risk.
Xarelto, a drug manufactured by Bayer and marketed by Johnson & Johnson, is a prime example of the failure to warn. Bayer failed to disclose pertinent information regarding the risks that come along with taking Xarelto. It is a blood thinner, but no one would expect it to cause uncontrollable bleeding in patients. While the bleeding of external wounds it quickly evident and may be stopped with the correct emergency care, internal bleeding is another issue entirely. There are not always obvious signs of internal bleeding. In fact, it is possible – it and even likely – that a person can die before the internal bleeding is even diagnosed. Moreover, even if the internal bleeding is diagnosed, stopping the bleeding is complicated because it is, by definition, inside of the body.
Internal bleeding injuries caused by Xarelto are numerous and significant. For this reason, as well as others, it is important that people take legal action against companies such as Bayer and Johnson & Johnson who misrepresent potentially dangerous products. If you or someone you know has taken Xarelto and experienced negative side effects, you may be eligible for financial compensation. Contact us today for a free, no-strings-attached legal consultation with one of our attorneys. We will do our best help you take the necessary steps towards securing justice.