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Prescription drugs are prescribed to patients to improve or cure a medical condition or save a life. When a prescription drug is placed on the market to help but harms someone, a lawsuit can be filed. One type of prescription drug at the heart of recent drug lawsuits is Xarelto.

What Is Xarelto?

Rivaroxaban, or Xarelto, is a blood thinner manufactured by Bayer, but marketed by Janssen Pharmaceuticals. The blood thinner is used to protect individuals from having a stroke by preventing blood clots.  However, Xarelto is a dangerous product, which has caused it to be the subject of several lawsuits.

Why Is Xarelto Dangerous?

The blood thinner has many side effects, but the most dangerous side effect is internal bleeding. Internal bleeding can be fatal because the drug does not have an antidote. For example, warfarin, another type of anticoagulant, can cause internal bleeding, but it has a vitamin K antidote to stop the bleeding before it becomes fatal.

Can I Sue the Makers of Xarelto Because It Is a Defective Product?

Yes. A defective product is any product that causes injury to an individual based on three legal theories:

Is Xarelto Lawsuit Based on a Marketing Defect?

Yes. A marketing defect has a flaw or defect in the way the product is marketed. Examples of marketing defects are:

Most plaintiffs suing the Xarelto drug maker claim the manufacturer failed to provide adequate safety warnings that the drug could cause fatal internal bleeding.

What Will I Have to Prove to Win a Defective Product Lawsuit?

Three elements must be satisfied in order to have a successful claim:

  1. Xarelto had an unreasonably dangerous defect. The defect would be that it caused fatal or uncontrollable bleeding.
  2. The defect caused an injury to the plaintiff while Xarelto was taken as prescribed.
  3. The medication had not been altered from the way it was sold.

Can a Lawyer Help Me with My Xarelto Lawsuit?

Pursuing a lawsuit based on defective medicine is a serious and complicated matter. To determine if you have a legal claim involving Xarelto, contact a personal injury attorney. A lawyer can assist you in filing your claim and representing you in legal proceedings.

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Last Modified: 10-13-2015 07:38 PM PDT

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