Xarelto is a blood thinner medication prescribed for patients with atrial fibrillation and those prone to life-threatening blood clots such as pulmonary embolism. But if a person sustains an injury that causes serious internal bleeding, there is no antidote to reverse Xarelto’s effects. Some patients have bled to death as a result.
Xarelto users were not advised to monitor their blood levels while taking the drug, and it only takes one dose to cause significant and irreversible internal bleeding after an injury. Victims and their families have begun to file Xarelto lawsuits to make manufacturers Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Johnson & Johnson take responsibility for a traumatic and deadly complication they didn’t know could happen.