The anticoagulant Xarelto is a blood thinning drug that is designed to minimize the chances of an individual suffering a stroke if they have Atrial Fibrillation. The drug is also prescribed for the treatment and prevention of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and preventing pulmonary embolism blood clots from occurring in deep veins in the legs and lungs. When the drug was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2011, it was approved for these uses as well as to reduce the possibility of blood clots forming after someone has had a hip or knee replacement surgery.
Three Things That Make Xarelto Different
Xarelto is acclaimed as the blood thinner with a difference as opposed to other blood thinners that are available. The reason why Xarelto is acclaimed as a blood thinner with a difference is because it has three major differences that set it apart and makes it a convenient anticoagulant. The three differences are:
- Xarelto users do not need to have routine blood monitoring because its effects are predictable.
- There are no dietary restrictions that come with Xarelto usage because it does not affect Vitamin K, unlike other blood thinners like Warfarin.
- Xarelto patients do not need to have regular dosage changes.
For these reasons, Xarelto truly sounds like a set apart drug that makes life easy and convenient for the user. However, these conveniences come with a price and in some cases, a life as there are known adverse effects of using Xarelto.
Why Xarelto Is Considered Deadly
Xarelto is designed to work as a blood thinner to be used to prevent blood clots that can result in a stroke occurring. Xarelto stops clots from forming by thinning the blood through directly inhibiting Factor Xa or thrombin. Factor Xa is critical to the coagulation process. Unfortunately having Xarelto blocking thrombin also makes it hazardous because there is no known way to undo the effects of inhibiting Factor Xa. Other blood thinners like Warfarin, do have known ways to undo their blood thinning effects. What is ironic is that one of the major things that make Xarelto different from other blood thinners, that is not having dietary restrictions because it does interfere with Vitamin K, is also what makes it a very deadly blood thinner. With Warfarin if the blood needs to clot again, Vitamin can be administered into the blood system again. This is not so with Xarelto.
In 2014 the FDA even gave a warning regarding Xarelto stating that they are aware of the potential hazard of bleeding in individuals using Xarelto and recommended blood transfusions or replacements if there were indications of blood loss. There has also been a warning regarding drugs that should not be taken together with Xarelto because the combination of Xarelto and these drugs could prove to be fatal. See the list of medications here.
Likely Internal Bleeding Incidents In Wyoming
Our team compared the total scripts written for Xarelto in the U.S. with the most recently recorded census data for all of the country’s population, as well as Wyoming’s population and the State’s most dominant cities in order to workout the likely number of people in Wyoming who may have experienced the negative side effects of using Xarelto.
The 2014 census figure for Wyoming stands at 584,153. Wyoming’s five most densely populated cities are:
- Cheyenne- 59,466 population
- Casper- 55,316 population
- Laramie- 30,816 population
- Gillette- 29,087 population
- Rock Springs- 23,036 population
The likely internal bleeding incidents in Wyoming’s five major cities as per our calculations are:
- Cheyenne- 35
- Casper- 32
- Rock Springs-14
How Do I Go About Filing A Lawsuit?
A lot of lawsuits are being brought to court all over the country against the manufacturers of Xarelto, whereby complainants have stated that Xarelto was the agent behind uncontrollable bleeding that led to severe internal injuries and in some fatal cases the individual died.
Xarelto manufacturers, Bayer AG and Johnson & Johnson, are being held responsible for not clearly stating that there are serious damages that can happen because there is no reversal antidote if Xarelto effects need to be undone. Litigants are also seeking compensation on the grounds that Xarelto makers should have carried out more tests to really rectify if the drug is safe for public consumption.
Can I File My Xarelto Case In Wyoming?
Our Wyoming Xarelto lawyers are currently accepting Xarelto lawsuits against Bayer AG and Johnson & Johnson. Your case is in capable hands with our Wyoming attorneys as they have the skill, experience, and knowledge to take on big pharmaceuticals companies.
If upon reading this information you are certain or would like to find out more information about whether or not you have a lawsuit to file, please get in touch with us. Our Xarelto attorneys are here to help you start the lawsuit process or clarify any questions you may have.
We also offer free case evaluations.