Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) August 27, 2014
A recently published study by the Journal of Neurosurgery discusses the importance of time in correcting coagulopathy to prevent permanent injury or death. The study focuses on a variety of anticoagulants and examines medical conditions alleged to be caused by these drugs.
According to the research, although anticoagulants have been approved by the FDA to reduce the risk of stroke and systemic embolism, they are also known to affect the consistency of the anticoagulation effect and lead to serious problems including hemorrhage expansion, tissue damage and even death if not corrected immediately.
“The mortality rate due to AAICH is high despite anticoagulant reversal; it is as high as 42.3% to 67%,” notes the study, and is due in part to hemorrhage expansion, an alleged side effect of drugs like Warfarin and Xarelto. Moreover, AAICH cannot be reversed simply and, at the present time, there are no antidotes and no guide to treatment.
Despite this knowledge, the study notes that “use of anticoagulation therapy is increasing” and the approval of OAC therapies foreshadows wider use of oral anticoagulation and a growing concern for AAICH management. OACs like Xarelto have become more popular based on the absence of a need for routine monitoring and while this may seem like an advantage, it presents a concern in conditions where rapid anticoagulation reversal is needed.
National drug lawyers at Flood Law Group continue to investigate injury and death claims potentially linked to Xarelto and other anticoagulants.
“Results from the study parallel what plaintiffs have been arguing in Xarelto claims,” said Christopher Brown, Director of Communications for the practice. “Our firm continues to investigate potential Xarelto lawsuits on behalf of individuals affected by serious bleeding events and their families in light of the latest findings.”
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