March 9, 2017 | Thornton Law Firm Thornton Law Firm is suing the manufacturer and distributor of the Xarelto on behalf of patients who have experienced severe bleeding after taking the anticoagulant rivaroxaban, sold under the brand name Xarelto. If you or a loved one have been injured by Xarelto, please contact us for a free case evaluation by telling us your story here, or by calling our toll-free number: 1-888-341-1405. Many legal time limits apply to your claim and your ability get full compensation for your injury. We understand your rights, what is at stake, and how to handle drug claims from beginning to end. Thornton Law Firm is New England’s oldest and largest plaintiff firm, representing thousands of clients injured by defective drugs and medical devices. We offer a fair and accurate assessment of your case, you have nothing to risk. Doctors and patients were never warned that using Xarelto could lead to severe, uncontrollable gastrointestinal and rectal bleeding, leading to depressed hemoglobin levels, blood transplants, and even death. 151 deaths related to Xarelto use were reported to the FDA in 2012. An oral anticoagulant, similar to Coumadin (warfarin), Pradaxa and Eliquis, Xarelto is made by Bayer HealthCare AG and licensed to Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. for distribution in the United States. Xarelto FastFacts: What you need to know to protect your rights – Xarelto is an anticoagulant (blood thinner) – Used to prevent or treat pulmonary embolism (PE) and deep vein thrombosis (DVT) – Often prescribed to patients to prevent blood clots or stroke after hip or knee replacement surgery – Can cause severe, uncontrolled gastrointestinal and rectal bleeding – Currently no drug reverses the severe bleeding associated with Xarelto – 151 deaths reported to FDA in 2012 – Eight percent (8%) death rate – Call today for a free, confidential case review 1-888-341-1405 Who uses it and for what conditions? Xarelto is in the class of drugs called “new oral anticoagulants” (NOACs). It is prescribed to treat or prevent blood clots, including pulmonary embolisms (PE) and deep vein thrombosis. It is also prescribed to patients with atrial fibrillation to prevent strokes. Patients who have had knee or hip replacement surgery are often prescribed Xarelto. An alternative to Coumadin (warfarin), Xarelto is promoted by Bayer and Janssen as superior to Coumadin as it does not require frequent blood testing. What can you do? If you or someone you love has taken Xarelto and suffered severe bleeding, uncontrolled bleeding, decreased hemoglobin levels requiring blood transfusions, or death, you may be entitled to compensation for pain, suffering, physical injuries, medical expenses related to complications, and subsequent financial difficulties that result from being injured by a dangerously defective drug. Call an attorney today at 1-888-341-1405 if you need legal advice because you have suffered from side effects of Xarelto. You can also contact us online and tell us your story.