Recent research has connected Xarelto to grim adverse effects like uncontrollable internal bleeding that leads to severe injuries or death.
Consequently, Xarelto lawsuits are being brought to court in Washington D.C., and the rest of the United States, by persons who may have been affected by the use of Xarelto.
Xarelto is a prescription blood thinner that is made up of the drug rivaroxaban. It has been prescribed to 11 million Americans so far and according to the company’s website, sales for the drug continue to rise.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) accepted Xarelto for public use in 2011 for the purpose of preventing blood clots and it has been prescribed to patients who may be suffering from pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, atrial fibrillation, who have recently had a stroke, and also to patients who have previously had a knee or hip replacement medical procedure.
Since it’s approval in 2011, several major studies have linked Xarelto to a highly increased risk of very serious side effects which may develop into severe injury or even death. This is especially concerning since Xarelto has become the leading anticoagulant (blood thinner) in its class.
If you or someone close to you are one of these 11 million Americans who have taken Xarelto and have consequently experienced any of the severe side effects, it is crucial that you understand your legal rights on this matter.
This article will help you better understand your rights and legal options if you are in the Washington D.C. area and have experienced the adverse effects of Xarelto. Many lawsuits are being filed across the country by victims of Xarelto and their families seeking compensation for the injuries resulting from taking the drug.
Xarelto Linked To Irreversible Internal Bleeding
The most dangerous side effect that Xarelto has been linked to is irreversible internal bleeding in patients. Because the blood is unable to clot, this ends up in emergency, medical care, and more often than it should be, leads to death.
An organization that deals specifically in the analysis of negative side effects shared a report with the FDA in 2013 that reported a total of 2,100 plus reports of negative side effects related to Xarelto and 1,821 that noted Xarelto as the base cause of the negative side effect, the most frequently reported being pulmonary embolism.
This uncontrollable internal bleeding can also lead to brain hemorrhaging, strokes, gastrointestinal bleeding, and heart attacks, all of which Xarelto users have reported.
For more detailed information concerning the possible perils associated with Xarelto, visit our Xarelto Side Effects & Risks page.
Uncontrollable Internal Bleeding Injuries
Information taken from Rocket AF study shows a 1.7% chance of major bleeding in individuals who ingested Xarelto in order to lessen the the possibility of suffering a stroke and systemic embolism. The latest census data from 2010 lists that the population of Washington, D.C. was 601,723.
By weighting for city population relative to the United States and the number of Xarelto prescriptions written, we have calculated cumulative incidents where the consumption of Xarelto could have culminated into an injury or death for people residing in Washington D.C. who were prescribed this drug.
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Recognizing If You Have A Xarelto Lawsuit
If you suspect that you have a Xarelto lawsuit due to a situation where either you or someone close to you has endured internal bleeding, stroke, or any other serious injury while taking Xarelto but are unsure about the situation, contact our team of Xarelto Lawyers.
You may be entitled to seek a legal settlement for your injuries. Your legal options may seem confusing to you at this point and you probably have many questions, we are here to respond to your questions and concerns and help you seek justice. Our Xarelto lawyers are available for a no cost consultation and case evaluation surrounding your legal rights in regards to Xarelto.
Contact us today and visit our Xarelto Lawsuits page to get more information about up to date and pending Xarelto lawsuits.
The Washington D.C. Xarelto Attorneys
Osborne & Associates is at the moment taking Xarelto cases from various persons living in the District of Columbia and through out the country.
Our Xarelto advocates are certified to practice law in The District of Columbia and are dedicated to the pursuit of justice for people who could have possibly suffered any injuries related to this drug.
Other Support Available for Xarelto Victims and their Families in Washington, D.C.
If you have lost a loved one to injuries due to Xarelto related injuries, pursuing a lawsuit and financial compensation may only be one part of the healing and grieving process.
The Wendt Center for Loss and Healing in Washington D.C. helps adults and children who have experienced a loss, a life threatening illness, or other trauma work through grief in a safe, supportive, and confidential environment. They offer a variety of group therapy sessions, more information on which can be found here.