Recent studies have linked the use of Xarelto to dangerous side effects including uncontrollable internal bleeding which can lead to complications resulting in injury or death.
Xarelto lawsuits are now being filed by individuals and families who may have been harmed by the use of Xarelto.
If you or a loved one took Xarelto and suffered a serious injury or wrongful death, you may be wondering what to do.
Contact our compassionate Xarelto lawyers today for a free case consultation on your legal options. We are committed to helping Xarelto victims pursue justice.
What Is Xarelto?
Xarelto is an anticoagulant, or blood thinner, that is manufactured by pharmaceutical companies Bayer and Johnson & Johnson.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) originally approved Xarelto in 2011 for reducing the risk of blood clots in patients who had a hip or knee replacement surgery.
Since the FDA’s initial approval, Xarelto has also been approved to prevent coagulation in patients suffering from deep vein thrombosis, atrial fibrillation and pulmonary embolism.
Xarelto May Cause Irreversible Internal Bleeding
As with any blood thinner, one of the major risks of Xarelto is internal bleeding.
However, what makes Xarelto different than other anticoagulants is that there is no known antidote to stop the internal bleeding once it starts.
Visit our Xarelto Side Effects & Risks page to learn more about the potential risk and side effects of Xarelto.
Virginia Population Statistics
The most recent census data from 2010 states that the population of Virginia was 8,001,024.
At the time, the five largest cities in Virginia were:
- Virginia Beach – 447,021 people
- Norfolk – 245,782 people
- Chesapeake – 228,417 people
- Richmond – 210,309 people
- Newport News – 180,726 people
Serious Bleeding Injuries Potentially Linked To Xarelto
Xarelto is the is the leading blood thinner in its class. According to the official Xarelto website, there have been more than 11 million prescriptions of the anticoagulant drug in the U.S. with sales continuing to grow.
By weighting for the state population of Virginia relative to U.S. population, we estimate that there are approximately 285,060 people who were, or are currently prescribed Xarelto in the State of Virginia.
Additionally, 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 non-valvular atrial fibrillation.
Using these statistics, we estimate that are approximately 4,846 people in Virginia who suffered a serious bleeding injury that was potentially linked with Xarelto.
Estimates of Xarelto Injuries In Virginia
By weighing the populations of the five largest cities in Virginia, we have estimated total bleeding incidents in each city that may be linked to Xarelto:
- Virginia Beach – 271 internal bleeding injuries
- Pittsburgh – 149 internal bleeding injuries
- Allentown – 139 internal bleeding injuries
- Erie – 128 internal bleeding injuries
- Reading – 110 internal bleeding injuries
These estimates are based on our data and research, however the actual number of internal bleeding injuries may vary.
Can I File A Xarelto Complaint?
If you or a loved one suffered a serious injury after taking Xarelto, you could be entitled to recover damages in a Xarelto lawsuit.
In fact, many families have already filed lawsuits against Bayer AG and Johnson & Johnson – the pharmaceutical who manufacture and distribute Xarelto.
The lawsuits allege that:
- Manufacturers failed to warn about irreversible bleeding
- Fraudulent misrepresentations were made regarding the drug’s effectiveness
- Distributors sold Xarelto even though they knew it was dangerous
Did you or a loved one suffer an injury or death that you believe may have been linked to the use of Xarelto?
Contact our Xarelto lawyers today for a free consultation on your legal rights.
You can also visit our Xarelto Lawsuits page to learn more about current and pending Xarelto litigation.
Our Xarelto Lawyers In Virginia
Our Xarelto lawyers are currently filing lawsuits for individuals and families in the State of Virginia and throughout the US.
If you’ve suffered a serious injury such as a stroke, heart attack, brain hemorrhage, internal bleed, or pulmonary embolism while taking Xarelto?
Contact us today if you have any questions about the Xarelto litigation or would like to file a complaint. We offer free case evaluations.