Shuttlesworth Lasseter, LLC Comments on Report about Blood-Thinning Drug Xarelto

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Drug injury attorneys at Shuttlesworth Lasseter, LLC weigh in on a recent news article about alleged adverse events associated with Xarelto.

If you take any drug – whether it’s prescription or over-the-counter – you should understand the risks. Make sure to ask your doctor about the side effects of any drug you are considering taking and carefully read the label.

Attorney Perry Shuttlesworth of Shuttlesworth Lasseter, LLC , today commented on a report stating that Germany’s Bayer AG is facing its first lawsuits in the United States over Xarelto, an anticoagulant co-marketed by Johnson & Johnson and Bayer AG.

Attorney Perry Shuttlesworth of Shuttlesworth Lasseter, LLC, an experienced personal injury lawyer who represents injured people and families who have lost loved ones, said he understands lawsuits, which contain allegations that have not yet been proved, have been filed against Bayer AG in the United States, according to a June 14, 2014, report in Reuters.*

Court records state that on February 24, 2014, a lawsuit was filed on behalf of Virginia G. Stuntebeck, a Kentucky woman who alleged she suffered server internal bleeding related to the use of Xarelto. (Stuntebeck v. Janssen Research & Development LLC et al, Case Number 140201754; Court: Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas)

In another Xarelto lawsuit, Nancy Packard alleges that her husband, William N. Packard of Florida, suffered uncontrolled bleeding and died after being exposed to Xarelto. (Nancy Packard v. Janssen Research & Development LLC et al; Case Number 9:14cv80831; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida)

Due to the alleged risks linked to Xarelto, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) changed its boxed label warning on Xarelto in March 2014. According to an FDA medication guide, Xarelto’s potential side effects include serious bleeding.

“If you take any drug – whether it’s prescription or over-the-counter – you should understand the risks,” Shuttlesworth said. “Make sure to ask your doctor about the side effects of any drug you are considering taking and carefully read the label.”

Anyone who experiences adverse side effects of Xarelto should contact a doctor or obtain immediate medical help, according to the FDA’s medication guide. Signs of uncontrolled bleeding include reoccurring nose bleeds, unusual bleeding from the gums, heavier-than-normal menstrual bleeding, red, pink or brown urine, among other symptoms listed by the FDA.

Shuttlesworth said people who have suffered serious side effects of any drug should talk to an attorney to learn about their rights. “An injury or fatality from a drug can lead to serious financial hardship, emotional distress and other losses,” Shuttlesworth said. “At Shuttlesworth Lasseter, LLC, we have helped injured people facing a variety of challenges get their lives back on track.”

*The Reuters report cited is “Bayer faces law suits in United States over Xarelto: paper.”

About Shuttlesworth Lasseter, LLC

Serving clients throughout Alabama, Shuttlesworth Lasseter, LLC provides quality legal services to people who have been injured through no fault of their own. The firm has a proven track record of success with many types of cases. In addition to handling cases involving dangerous drugs and personal injury, the firm represents victims of nursing home abuse and neglect, assisted living abuse and neglect, police brutality and excessive force and other legal matters.

Attorney Perry Shuttlesworth has practiced law for more than two decades. His extensive courtroom experience means he knows what’s required to get big wins for clients. He holds the largest wrongful death verdict in Blount County.

With more than 20 years’ experience, Attorney Alan Lasseter has a proven record of success that includes several million-dollar awards for clients. His areas of focus include police brutality, excessive force and civil rights cases.

Shuttlesworth Lasseter, LLC is located at 19 Richard Arrington, Jr. Blvd, North, Birmingham, AL 35203. Call (205) 322-1411 for a free consultation or complete the online contact form. Visit

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