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Medications are supposed to save lives—not put them at risk. If you or a loved one has suffered from uncontrollable bleeding after taking Xarelto, a Salt Lake City Xarelto attorney may be able to help you get compensation.

Have you taken Xarelto and experienced severe or even life-threatening side effects? If so, a Salt Lake City Xarelto lawyer may be able to file a claim for compensation on your behalf so you can get what you’re owed for the physical and emotional trauma you’ve suffered.

What Is Xarelto?

Xarelto is typically prescribed to people who are at risk of blood clots, such as those who have had surgery on their hips or knees. The medication—known generically as rivaroxaban—thins the blood to keep blood clots from forming.

Xarelto is also supposed to help prevent health problems related to blood clots, such as strokes and pulmonary embolisms, and is often effective at doing so. However, there are also severe side effect risks associated with taking it.

Uncontrollable Bleeding Risk

Uncontrollable bleeding can occur in some patients who take Xarelto. As the name of the condition suggests, it can become dangerous very quickly.

Internal bleeding is always dangerous, but Xarelto may pose an enhanced risk because the bleeding it causes is often irreversible. The medication stops the body from producing a blood-clotting enzyme, so when bleeding begins, there’s no real way to stop it until the medication leaves the body—usually after around 24 hours.

Thousands of lawsuits have been filed against Xarelto manufacturers Bayer and Johnson & Johnson because of this bleeding risk, which can quickly turn deadly. The pharmaceutical companies have armed themselves with lawyers, which means you’ll need an experienced legal ally to help you get compensation.

Compensation for Wrongful Death

If your loved one died from uncontrollable bleeding after taking Xarelto, you could have a case against the pharmaceutical company or a health care professional. We understand that compensation will not ease the pain of losing a loved one, but it can help prevent the financial suffering you could experience after the loss.

In a wrongful death lawsuit, we can request money for the wages your loved would have earned, as well as compensation for your emotional pain and suffering.

What if You Recovered?

If you were hospitalized with uncontrollable bleeding but survived and recovered, you may still be able to pursue compensation. The experience likely put your life at risk and caused significant trauma. You have a right to seek compensation.

An experienced Xarelto attorney in Salt Lake City can pursue compensation for your medical bills and other expenses associated with your hospitalization. You can also seek compensation for lost wages.

To acknowledge how traumatic your experience was, your Xarelto attorney is also likely to ask for pain and suffering compensation as well.

Speak with a Defective Drug Lawyer

If taking Xarelto caused you harm or put your life in danger, call our office. These cases are complicated, but our experience representing injury victims makes us well-equipped to seek compensation for your injuries.

You can schedule an appointment with a Salt Lake City Xarelto lawyer at Craig Swapp & Associates by calling 1-800-404-9000 or using the online contact form below.