Looking for Lawv

Looking for Lawv

Sep 20

You’ve been hurt in the past. It happens to everyone. Things are going along just peachy and then disaster strikes. You’re left battered and defeated and all you can do is ask yourself “Why?” You’re left all alone to reassemble the shattered remains of what your life used to be, vowing to never blindly trust another human being with the intimate moments of your life. Despite all this, the only thing you want is someone to lift your heart and gently whisper “Everything is going to be OK.”

After such life-changing events it can be difficult to find someone that can you help you recover from such a vulnerable state. Why bother bouncing from place to place looking for “the one” when the world is a void and all life is a vain and selfish attempt to fill that void? People search and search for years and never find what they’re looking for.

This does not have to be you.

The person you need will light your way through the darkness. He or she will talk to you. He or she will make an effort to understand your problems and find their solutions. He or she will file paperwork on your behalf.

After being physically devastated, it can be incredibly helpful to seek a lawyer. Your lawyer will know the best course of action to take to help you recover both physically and emotionally. Here’s to a long and successful relationship!

The Legal Options of Those Harmed by Xarelto

The Legal Options of Those Harmed by Xarelto

Sep 08

Use of prescription drugs for serious health conditions has always been part of the medical treatments that millions of Americans undergo every year. The vital needs for safe and effective medications that will help treat and prevent worsening illnesses, and keep people healthy, only increase the challenge and responsibility that drug manufacturers are faced with.

There are prescription drugs, however, that have failed to deliver the results expected by the US Food and Drug Administration, consumer watchdog organizations and the patients who use them. Consider it failure (on the part of the manufacturer) to subject the drug to comprehensive tests or to include in the drug’s label the risks associated with using it; or use of the drug can cause unfavorable reactions with the other medications a patient is taking, and so forth. The bottom line is, even if a certain drug has been rigorously tested and proven safe and effective, once it is proven that it causes adverse effects, then the FDA’s, doctors’ and patients’ attitude towards it are sure to change.

One serious health condition that millions of Americans are suffering from is blood clotting. Since blood clots can be lodged in arteries to block the supply of blood to vital organs, such as the lung or the brain, it could pose great danger and even cause death. To prevent the blood from pooling inside blood vessels or arteries, anticoagulant or blood-thinning drugs have been formulated.

Beginning in 1954, the anticoagulant drug that has been regularly prescribed to individuals was Warfarin. Its major competitor, Pradaxa, was approved by the FDA in 2010; the approval of Xarelto in 2011, however, snatched the major market share from both.

Xarelto, a product of Bayer Health Care and Janssen Pharmaceuticals (a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson), was approved by the FDA as a blood thinning drug for individuals recuperating from a knee or hip replacement surgery. This approval was later extended by the FDA to include patients suffering from: deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which is blood clotting in deep veins, typically in the legs; pulmonary embolism, which is the formation of blood clot in the lungs; and, atrial fibrillation or irregular heartbeat.

Medical literature, however, shows reports of excessive bleeding as a common and very serious side-effect of modern anticoagulants, such as Pradaxa and Xarelto. Xarelto, though, caused a more serious bleeding situation and worse, no antidote or reversal agent has been made available (by its manufacturers) to prevent it, making it a life-threatening case for those affected.

Besides uncontrolled bleeding, Xarelto has also been reported as causing other serious side-effects, including epidural hematoma, brain hemorrhage, stroke, frequent nosebleeds, and many others. Stopping the use of Xarelto to avoid any of these severe effects may prove dangerous too, though, as this could cause the formation of blood clots.

There are many things that those taking and harmed by Xarelto need to understand. These include the drug’s history, the drug’s ingredients and side-effects, and the legal options of patients harmed through use of the drug.