It’s a blood thinner taken by hundreds of thousands of people in Canada, and was considered an advancement when it first launched two years ago.
But Xarelto made by Bayer is now the subject of a class action lawsuit – with the alleged victims piling up.
Lawyer Daniel Bauch says blood thinner Xarelto has caused not only health, but emotional damage for the loved ones of those who took the drug, launched by Bayer.
Bauch says many clients feel the company didn’t warn users about the drug’s side effects, which mostly involved internal bleeding.
“That ranges from on the low end bleeding that caused discoloured stool, all the way to people who allege that they suffered very serious injuries, including death, related to their use of these new generation blood thinners.”
Bauch says most Xarelto users are elderly.
At least two people from BC are involved in the class action case.
Bayer Canada has yet to respond to CKNW’s request for comment.