Jeffrey D. DeCarlo, P.A., Alerts Consumers About Bleeding Risks Linked to Xarelto Blood Thinner Drug

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Jeffrey D. DeCarlo of Jeffrey D. DeCarlo, P.A., says consumers who have used Xarelto should understand their rights.

A serious injury or a fatality due to exposure to a drug can lead to serious financial hardship, emotional distress and other losses.

Drug injury attorney Jeffrey D. DeCarlo of Jeffrey D. DeCarlo, P.A., has learned that Xarelto lawsuits already have been filed alleging the blood-thinning medication caused uncontrolled bleeding, according to a Reuters report on June 14.

Reuters reports lawsuits have been filed in the United States, as of June 14, 2014. According to court records, one lawsuit was filed February 24 on behalf of Virginia Stuntebeck, a Kentucky woman who alleged she suffered severe internal bleeding related to the use of Xarelto.

Court records state that Stuntebeck’s suit against Janssen Research & Development and Bayer Corp. alleges she suffered severe bleeding requiring hospitalization after being prescribed Xarelto in July 2012 to treat an irregular heartbeat. (Stuntebeck v. Janssen Research & Development LLC et al, Case Number 140201754; Court: Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas).

Another recent lawsuit alleges Nancy Packard’s husband, William N. Packard of Florida, died because of uncontrollable bleeding 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).

According to a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) medication guide, Xarelto can cause potentially serious bleeding and may lead to death.

The FDA recommends that Xarelto users who have experienced any of the following side effects call their doctor or get immediate medical help if they develop any of the signs or symptoms of bleeding. Some of the signs include reoccurring nose bleeds; unusual bleeding from the gums; heavier-than-normal menstrual bleeding; and red, pink or brown urine, among other symptoms.

DeCarlo, who has handled complex drug injury claims, said people who have experienced adverse side effects of any medication should consult with an attorney to learn about their rights.

“A serious injury or a fatality due to exposure to a drug can lead to serious financial hardship, emotional distress and other losses,” DeCarlo said. “Attorneys can help people pursue the compensation they need so they can get on with their lives.”


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

About Jeffrey D. DeCarlo, P.A.

Attorney Jeffrey D. DeCarlo is a nationally recognized pharmaceutical injury lawyer who has protected the rights of injury victims for over 15 years. His office is in Miami, Fla., but he serves clients throughout the State of Florida and the United States. Attorney Jeffrey D. DeCarlo is a member of both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, reserved for a small percentage of attorneys who have secured multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. In addition to handling dangerous drug claims, attorney Jeffrey D. DeCarlo accepts cases involving medical malpractice, defective medical devices, car accidents and catastrophic personal injury.

Jeffrey D. DeCarlo, P.A.
4500 Biscayne Blvd #201
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 572-0065

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