Xarelto has been linked to an increased risk of severe side effects which can lead to serious injury and death among people who take the drug for various reasons.
Now lawsuits are being filed throughout the country by victims of Xarelto and their families.
Xarelto Linked To Irreversible Internal Bleeding
In 2011, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Xarelto for preventing blood clots in patients suffering from deep vein thrombosis, atrial fibrillation, pulmonary embolism, stroke and also in patients who had recently undergone a knee or hip replacement surgery.
However, recent studies have linked the use of Xarelto to severe side effects that can lead to serious injury or death.
The most frequently reported injury is irreversible internal bleeding with gastrointestinal bleeding, brain hemorrhaging, pulmonary embolisms, strokes and heart attacks having all been reported by Xarelto users.
To learn more about the potential risk and dangers of Xarelto visit our Xarelto Side Effects & Risks page.
Internal Uncontrollable Bleeding Injuries In Pennsylvania
According to the latest census data, the population of Pennsylvania was 12,702,379 in 2010. At the time, the five most populous cities in the State of Pennsylvania were:
- Philadelphia – 1,526,006 population
- Pittsburgh – 305,704 population
- Allentown – 118,032 population
- Erie – 101,786 population
- Reading – 88,082 population
Internal Bleeding Incidents That May Be Linked To Xarelto
According to the official Xarelto website, the anticoagulant drug is the leading blood thinner in its class with more than 11 million prescriptions in the U.S. and continuing sales growth.
By weighting for state population relative to U.S. population, we estimate that there are approximately 452,561 people who were, or are currently prescribed Xarelto in the State of Pennsylvania.
Furthermore, data from clinical trials (Rocket AF study) suggest a 1.7% incidence rate of major bleeding in patients who took rivaroxaban to reduce the risk of stroke and systemic embolism in nonvalvular atrial fibrillation.
Based on this information, we believe that there may be as many as 7,694 individuals who suffered major internal bleeding injuries that may have been caused by taking Xarelto.
This equates to approximately 1 major bleeding incident per every 1,500 Xarelto users.
Xarelto Lawsuits: 5 Largest Cities In Pennsylvania
By weighting for city population relative to state population, we have estimated total incidents in which the ingestion of Xarelto may have resulted in an injury or death for the five largest cities in Pennsylvania.
Below is a breakdown of estimated incidents by the 5 largest cities in Pennsylvania:
- Philadelphia – 940
- Pittsburgh – 185
- Allentown – 74
- Erie – 62
- Reading – 54
Do I Have A Xarelto Lawsuit?
If you or a loved one took Xarelto and suffered from internal bleeding, stroke, heart attack or other serious injury, you may be eligible for compensation.
Contact our Xarelto lawyers today for a free consultation on your legal rights.
Visit our Xarelto Lawsuits page to learn more about current and pending Xarelto litigation.
About Our Pennsylvania Xarelto Lawyers
Osborne & Associates is currently accepting Xarelto lawsuits from individuals and families throughout the country including those who reside in the State of Pennsylvania. Our Xarelto lawyers are licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and are committed to pursuing justice for those who may have been injured by the use of Xarelto.
Have you suffered a serious injury or lost a loved one due to a stroke, heart attack, brain hemorrhage, internal bleed, or pulmonary embolism while taking Xarelto?
You probably have many questions about Xarelto litigation and your legal options. Contact our Xarelto lawyers today for a free case evaluation. We are here to answer your questions and help you seek justice.