While most of us surmise that if there is a lawyer on television urging us to call, surely they must have a legal leg to stand on or else they would not have bought the ad space. It’s expensive for them to venture out on television to propose that we take them up on their free consultations.
Yet, the first question is whether it is worth it to get involved or not. The first question is to ask what if they lose? What if they cannot get you anything? You would have already had to deal with your loved one’s suffering and perhaps death, and now honestly have nothing to show for it. But beyond all of this, you need to know which blood thinners are facing litigation, and then your involvement will really depend on whether or not you’ve used them. The lawsuit against Xarelto is probably the most well known as of now, but let’s look to see if there have been any others as well.
Understanding Blood Thinners
The other problem is that Xarelto, for instance, is a blood thinner in its own way. That’s what would be the mode of action to prevent clots and strokes in the first place. Even long-standing, long-used Warfarin causes blood thinning, which creates the potential for problems therefore with clotting. It stands to reason that Xarelto would also make people possibly have problems with clotting. The are plenty of side effects from Xarelto and other blood thinners, so be sure to consult with your doctor to learn more about them.
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The issue is that the medication’s problems are that it causes internal bleeding, which is extremely hard to notice and hard to treat when it is noticed. The other problem may be that the prescription medication may have mentioned such issues in the prescription information (the small print) that lists the studies that enabled the prescription drug to get FDA approval. There’s a lot of regulation and oversight that goes into the clinical studies that allow a drug to get approved. In addition the FDA also requires that every single claims, whether in advertisements or in the brochures, provide three studies that back up what the drug claims to do.
Words to the wise are this, if you failed to do your due diligence as a consumer before, now would be the time to find out whether that is covered in the prescribing information. If it is then, you may want to sue your doctor for malpractice for not noticing what is a known potential consequence for taking the medication. If you were closely monitored, you may want to contact your life insurance company to get a claim paid.
If there are any lawyers who focus on the internal bleeding problem and you can prove that your doctor did not monitor your loved one, then you may have a case. The idea is that you do not want to waste your time in court if you are likely to lose with the help of a lawyer who is tossing darts blindly in the dark.
Find a lawyer who can explain what you are suing for, who obviously understands how the FDA approval process works, and who furthermore knows how drug company claims work. Beyond that find out if the warnings were really truly missing from the small print. Otherwise, you are being taken for a ride, and need to move along to the next lawyer.