Clot busting drugs are a necessity for heart attack and stroke patients. These drugs have to work quickly and effectively or the patient may die. So blood thinning drugs similar to Xarelto are designed single mindedly to dissolve clots, not being as concerned with side effects as say a nausea or common cold drug.
Unfortunately, after a blood thinning drug saved your life, continued consumption of the pills could lead to internal bleeding due to fact blood is not clotting properly to prevent a life threatening bleed out. This is why the ditzy blond you see in the lawsuit advertisement below, states the side effects of Xarelto include DEATH, Gastrointestinal bleeding, and brain bleeding.
These side effects are, of course, extremely deleterious. BUT, at least, the patient was still alive to experince them! The blond medical expert emphasizes that 650 million dollars was paid out in a class action lawsuit to “victims” of another blood thinning drug. When more than a half a billion dollars is being paid out in damages, individual well being plays second fiddle to attorney fees and compensation.