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Celebrities Promote Xarelto Despite Known Risks

Celebrities Promote Xarelto Despite Known Risks

Bayer and Johnson & Johnson, the manufacturer’s of the blood thinner Xarelto, have enlisted several celebrities and athletes to help promote the drug. The celebrities are featured in television advertisements claiming that Xarelto is the best option for an anticoagulant on the market. The comparison is being continuously made between Xarelto and Warfarin, another blood thinner that has been on the market for several years. Warfarin users are required to undergo regularly blood monitoring tests and must also follow diet restrictions. Individuals using Xarelto do not need to change any aspect of their life, causing it to appear as the more convenient option. As these celebrities speak of the benefits of Xarelto, they fail to address the harm and risks of taking Xarelto.

Xarelto was approved in 2011 by the FDA to prevent individuals with atrial fibrillation from suffering a stroke. After some time, the approval was expanded to treat deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. Many patients were sold on the benefits and conveniences of the drug, only to suffer injuries and death due to Xarelto lacking an antidote. Warfarin users that experience a bleeding injury or incident are administered Vitamin K to reverse the thinning of the blood. Xarelto users are claiming they were never informed that there is not an antidote and several deaths have been caused due to uncontrollable bleeding. While Bayer and Johnson & Johnson are denying any responsibility of the Xarelto injuries or deaths, there are thousands of plaintiffs that have filed suit against the manufacturers seeking justice for the damages caused due to the dangerous drug.

The drug liability attorneys at Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC have the experience and knowledge required to handle your case. Our attorneys are up-to-date on the Xarelto litigation and will assist you in holding the manufacturers accountable for their negligence. If your or a loved one has suffered due to using Xarelto, contact our office today.


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