Fatal Symptoms Continue to Emerge for Xarelto Users
The dangerous side effects of Xarelto have jeopardized the lives of thousands who have used the drug in an attempt curb blood clots. Although Xarelto has been marketed as a highly beneficial anticoagulation medication and effective treatment option against deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, and atrial fibrillation, the drug has instead placed patients at a high risk of serious (and sometimes fatal) internal bleeding.
As of October 2016, over 15,000 lawsuits have emerged, all alleging that the use of Xarelto was the primary factor of internal bleeding damages in victims. However, while a lot of focus has been placed on this side effect, mounting evidence is beginning to suggest that Xarelto also influences liver failure.
If you, or anyone you know, has been affected because of Xarelto, then let the law firm of Hotze Runkle help you obtain the compensation your pain and suffering entitles you to.
Liver dysfunction affects your whole body.
Studies have shown that Xarelto is even more dangerous than previously thought because of its contribution to liver dysfunction. Published studies have concluded that those most severely affected are patients who have used the drug between one to six months.
In many patients, liver dysfunction was followed by excessive bleeding, as the liver was no longer capable of producing blood clotting chemicals that could aid in the stoppage.
Since the liver is also responsible for producing and storing substances such as glycogen and glucose, patients whose liver had been affected by Xarelto could no longer produce or store these substances, therefore creating dangerous health conditions like Hypoglycemia. Patients who experienced liver dysfunction also suffered hypertension directly because of the lack of blood proteins that are synthesized by the liver.
Blood tests showed hepatotoxicity.
Evidence in blood tests conducted on patients affected by Xarelto showed liver damage. One study that was conducted with 6,183 patients on Xarelto found that approximately 2.33% of the population had enzymes elevated at rates that were 3 times higher than the normal upper limit.
Other concerns about patients whose livers had been compromised included the health risks associated with increases of the drug’s presence in blood levels, since the livers were no longer expelling the substance through urine or bile.
With mounting evidence against the use of Xarelto, undoubtedly the number of lawsuits involving the drug will continue to grow.
The tough team of attorneys at Hotze Runkle understands that the loss of a loved one because of another party’s negligence is irreversible, but we do not want you to suffer the financial burdens of this loss.
If you, or anyone you know, took Xarelto and suffered from the side effects of this drug, you may be entitled to compensation.
Contact us today at (877) 919-0830.