Blood thinners can be a blessing if you are at risk of developing unwanted blood clots. Deep-vein thrombosis, for instance, is a condition in which a blood clot develops, usually from lack of movement, and can migrate to other parts of the body with potentially lethal consequences. If you were immobile as the result of a broken leg, you would be at risk of DVT. When taking a blood thinner it is important to remember that sometimes your body needs to clot.
A relatively new blood thinner, Xarelto, has been criticized heavily because there is no known reversal agent. That means if you are on Xaralto, and you start bleeding for any reason Xaralto may result in uncontrolled bleeding. You could literally bleed to death. If you are taking Xarelto be vigilant and notify your doctor if you are injured. Click here to see the Xarelto Lawsuits. You or a loved one could have a case against them.