Xarelto is one of the newest blood thinners on the market. It is manufactured by Bayer and marketed by Johnson & Johnson’s subsidiary, Janssen Pharmaceuticals.

The most dangerous side effect for people taking Xarelto is uncontrollable bleeding. Though excessive bleeding is a risk of most blood thinners, some of the country’s top heart doctors are concerned about Xarelto’s excessive and unreasonable risks, including:

  • Death by uncontrolled bleeding
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Intestinal bleeding
  • Brain hemorrhaging

Xarelto lawsuits accuse the defendant companies of concealing important safety information and putting the drug on the market without properly testing the drug for safety.

For many decades, patients have been prescribed Coumadin, which had a proven track record for anticoagulation therapy. Johnson & Johnson promoted Xarelto as a more effective drug that required less frequent monitoring while knowing all along the drug did not have an approved reversal agent and physicians were unable to control bleeding problems that could arise.

If you or a loved one has suffered from bleeding, blood clots or other Xarelto problems, you may be entitled to compensation from Bayer and Janssen Pharmaceuticals. If you need help figuring out your rights, contact one of the Xarelto attorneys at Goldblatt Singer. We have collected millions of dollars for victims of dangerous drugs.