September 24, 2014
The use of anticoagulant medications—like Xarelto®—can be an effective way to prevent blood clotting, especially in patients who are prone to heart attack or stroke. But what patients may not realize is that using this particular drug could put them at risk of suffering Xarelto bleeding injuries.
Injury Lawyer News recently discussed a study examining ways to prevent these bleeding events. Researchers found that while only a small percentage of anticoagulant users experienced a significant bleeding event related to the medication, there was a significant risk the bleeding could not be stopped depending on the type of anticoagulant being used.
While bleeding associated with Warfarin use can be halted with an injection of vitamin K, bleeding events associated with Xarelto use were not stopped by the injections. In fact, only the use of activated charcoal was effective in slowing bleeding–but could not stop the bleeding altogether.
These bleeding events have led to thousands of lawsuits being filed against the makers of anticoagulant drugs.
At Stewart & Stewart Attorneys, our team of Indianapolis personal injury lawyers are aware of the risks using anticoagulant drugs can pose and are here to help if you’ve been injured. Call us today at (800) 33-33-LAW to learn more.