As the Xarelto litigation continues to move forward, Xarelto has been linked to more safety concerns. There have been new studies that have pointed out the possibilities of bleeding in the stomach and in the eye. Many older patients who are in their 70’s and 80’s suffered through eye hemorrhaging after going from warfarin to Xarelto. The vitreous hemorrhage occurs in the area between the retina and the lens.
As soon as these patients stopped taking warfarin, they began taking Xarelto. Not long after they had been weaned off warfarin, the bleeding of the eye occurred. As more patients are being transitioned from warfarin to Xarelto, many medical professionals should be knowledgeable of these serious side effects. The medical professionals should also alert their patients and help them become aware of the side effects.
The majority of patients who have suffered from the most bleeding are older than 65 years old. Over 70 percent of the bleeding occurred in patients who are age 75 and older. The most fatal bleeding happened in patients who were at least 82 years old.
Every blood thinner will have side effects and every blood thinner may have a risk of bleeding, but Xarelto has been alleged to be unsafe because of bleeding the severe bleeding risks and no antidote being available.
Hundreds of people have filed Xarelto lawsuits because of the severe bleeding risks. Some cases are being filed based on people who have died because of the major Xarelto side effects. Nearly 200 cases are pending in the mass tort proceeding in Pennsylvania.
If you or someone you love has taken Xarelto and suffered internal bleeding, you could have legal options. Contact us today for a consultation.