Xarelto is a highly popular blood thinner drug that has seen over 11 million scripts written in all of America. Xarelto is prescribed in order to avert blood clots forming that can lead to severe strokes. However, Xarelto has been closely examined by the medical community in an effort to determine the side effects this anticoagulant could have. The research conducted over Xarelto usage has associated the drug to serious side effects like uncontrollable internal bleeding. There have already been lawsuits that have since been filed and continue to be filed against Xarelto makers, Bayer and Johnson & Johnson, due to people who have experienced these negative side effects.
What You Need To Know About Using Xarelto
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) first approved Xarelto in 2011. Xarelto was approved to prevent blood clots and DVT in individuals who have undergone hip and knee replacements, as well for the overall use of lowering the chances of blood clots forming again.
How Xarelto works is by being an Xa inhibitor, which means it blocks thrombin. Thrombin is the chemical in the blood that is responsible for blood clotting. Thrombin restriction permits clots breakdown to take place and stops clots and deep vein thrombosis (DVT), that as mentioned above, can happen when a person has a hip or knee replacement procedure or is being treated for Atrial Fibrillation (AFib).
The common concern with anyone taking blood thinners is that if there is an unfortunate incident that requires the blood to clot again, it maybe hard to stop the bleeding. In worst case scenarios the bleeding can end up causing pools of blood to surround the vital organs. Furthermore, the bleeding can end up stopping blood supply to vital organs which could lead to fatal results.
One would think that most blood thinners would have a reversal antidote for just such cases. Well, yes and no. For a blood thinner like Warfarin, yes, the usage of Vitamin K in the body helps the blood clot again and reverses the effects of a blood thinner. With Xarelto, the answer is no. There is no known reversal agent for the effects of Xarelto because Xarelto blocks thrombin which is not easy to reverse. This is quite a serious issue that saw the FDA in 2014, issue a warning related to Xarelto, stating that the FDA knows there is a danger of bleeding in a person using Xarelto and advised that a patient has blood transfusions or blood replacements if there is any sign of blood loss.
Probable Number Of People Affected By Xarelto In Mississippi
The most recent 2014 US Census Bureau records relay that Mississippi’s population is 2,994,179. We used a calculation where we weighed Mississippi’s population opposite the United States’ population. In so doing, we are able to estimate that the probable number of prescriptions out of the 11 million Xarelto scripts, 103,248 people in the United States had scripts written for Xarelto in Mississippi.
In order to work out how many people out of the 103,248 scripts ended up having internal bleeding injuries in Mississippi, we made use of the Rocket AF study as our base for incidence rates from clinical trials. From that we worked out that 1,755 people from Mississippi encountered the negative effects of using Xarelto. We went further to work out the probable number of people affected by Xarelto in Mississippi’s five most densely populated cities. The five city populations are as follows:
- Jackson- 171,155 population
- Gulfport- 71,750 population
- Southaven- 51,824 population
- Hattiesburg- 47,016 population
- Biloxi- 44,984 population
Mississippi Residents Affected By Xarelto In Its Five Most Densely Populated Cities
- Jackson- 100
- Gulfport- 42
- Southaven- 30
- Hattiesburg- 28
- Biloxi- 26
Steps Towards Filing A Xarelto Lawsuit
If an internal bleed took place that led to severe injury or in worst case even death, and Xarelto was being used, then there is a strong chance Xarelto was to blame and a lawsuit can be filed.
If upon reading this information and the it sounds true of your case or someone dear to you, then we encourage you to get in contact with us to discuss your case specifics.
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This website BloodThinnerHelp.com is funded by several attorneys committed to making sure Xarelto victims seek and get the justice they deserve.
As it is now, multitudes of people have been in touch with us due to serious injuries or loss of a loved one beacause of internal bleeding or a pulmonary embolism among other things brought on by Xarelto usage.
It should be noted however, that our Xarelto advocates are not authorized to practice law in Mississippi. Our advocates are authorized to practice law in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, District of Columbia, Virginia and Massachusetts. Within these states our attorneys can file lawsuits on behalf of families all across America. Families can also opt to work with local Mississippi counsel with the help of our trusted network attorneys who can assist you in filing your case.
In cases of emergency due to Xarelto related injuries, it is imperative to seek legal help as soon as possible. Visit some of the following Mississippi hospitals:
830 South Gloster Street
Tupelo, MS 38801-4934
2124 14th Street
Meridian, MS 39301-4040