Xarelto users experience alanine aminotransferase (ALT) elevations that can lead to multiple organ failure.
There are a number of elements that can contribute to the malfunctioning of the liver; one of them being the use of anticoagulation medications such as Xarelto. Research has shown that long term use of Xarelto can result in elevated alanine aminotransferase levels, which is indicative of damaged liver cells.
In several investigations into the use of Xarelto, researchers persistently found instances of both ALT elevations and jaundice occurring in users. Although liver injury was not always clinically apparent, cases of hepatotoxicity increased greatly with continued use.
Xarelto side effects vary amongst patients, and while many recover after discontinuing sustained treatment, others are deeply affected and meet untimely deaths because of multiple organ failure.
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The liver’s role in the proper functioning of your body
The liver plays a vital role in keeping the body free of illnesses and performs critical duties that allow the body to maintain a healthy state. Two of the liver’s most important functions include its ability to remove damaged blood cells as well as being the production center for blood clotting proteins.
The liver also helps to process and store substances such as vitamins, minerals, proteins, fats, and glucose. There’s also its ability to excrete bile that absorbs and digests fat, as well as being responsible for removing waste products from the blood.
Research has concluded that when the liver is compromised, multiple organ failure becomes imminent.
Multiple organ failure leads to the death of a woman
Several reports have noted that while actual liver failure has never been reported in a Xarelto user, there still has been an increase of liver injury in patients using the medication.
For example, an 89-year-old woman who was under Xarelto treatment for atrial fibrillation, was hospitalized for biventricular congestive heart failure with passive congestion of the liver. Doctors decided to release the patient and prescribed continued use of Xarelto to prevent thromboembolism. A week later, she visited the hospital once again because of excruciating abdominal pain, which doctors found to be highly elevated liver enzymes.
The doctors recommended the discontinuation of all her medications and tests showed a decline of liver enzymes. Unfortunately, the woman still died because of multi-organ failure, with the cause of death associated with Xarelto.
If you or a loved one has suffered through the serious side effects of Xarelto, do not hesitate to contact the law offices of Hotze Runkle today at (877) 919-0830.
Utilizing Xarelto as a treatment for various health conditions can jeopardize a patient’s internal organs. It has been continually confirmed that the drug often produces more harm than benefits for users.
Our reliable attorneys have helped numerous individuals and families who have been injured by Xarelto. Your situation may mean you are entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering. We are willing to fight for your cause and to help diminish your financial suffering.