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Xarelto Leading to an Alarming Amount of Adverse Side-Effects

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Xarelto prescription side effects, Chicago product liability lawyerHave you or a loved one been prescribed Xarelto and experienced adverse side effects, such as stroke, hemorrhaging, or even death? If so, you are not alone. Reports of undesirable side effects are on the rise.

Xarelto is often prescribed to help reduce the risk of stroke or blood clots due to Atrial Fibrillation or after a hip or knee replacement surgery. It may also be prescribed to treat Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT).

Last year, the FDA sent a warning letter to Johnson & Johnson, Inc. for false and misleading representation minimizing the risks associated with taking Xarelto in WebMD magazine advertisement. Johnson & Johnson, Inc. minimized the risk of pathological bleeding, hemorrhaging, and severe hypersensitivity to patients. The company falsely led readers to believe the side effects of using Xarelto were minimal at best.

Xarelto is manufactured by Johnson & Johnson, Inc. and Bayer Corporation as a blood-thinning medication released to compete with Warfarin for patients with Atrial Fibrillation. In 2012, the FDA expanded its approval to include allowance for use with patients who have DVT.

The Illinois Code of Civil Procedure statute states there is a two-year limitation on product liability and personal injury. The Discovery Rule may extend the statute of limitations if:

  • An injury occurred sometime within the ten to 12 years set out by the Illinois Compiled Statutes; and
  • A suit is filed no later than eight years after the date on which the injury occurred.

The Discovery Rule can be used when the plaintiff does not know he or she is being affected by the product and starts to experience side effects or incurs an injury and may file suit within two years of discovery.

Due to Johnson & Johnson, Inc. and Bayer Corporation inadequately warning the public of the adverse side effects of Xarelto, our attorneys at Hurley McKenna & Mertz, P.C. are reviewing cases for clients who have taken or have a family member who has taken the prescription drug. HM&M represents the best of clients who have been injured by defective or dangerous drugs. We have experience representing clients in personal injury cases, winning verdicts and settlements totaling over $500 million.

Drug manufacturers are liable for the drugs they market and are found to be defective or mislead the public in their advertisements. If you or a family member have taken Xarelto and are experiencing adverse side effects, contact an experienced Chicago defective drug lawyer today. Call the law office of Hurley McKenna & Mertz, P.C., conveniently located in Chicago, at 312-553-4900 for a free case consultation.

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