Eliquis lawsuit attorneys note that lawsuits have been filed against drug makers Bristol-Myers-Squibb and Pfizer alleging the blood thinner may put patients at risk for irreversible and life-threatening internal bleeding. Eliquis belongs to a family of anticoagulants that until recently did not have approved reversal agents to stop their blood-thinning effects during a bleeding event, bad drug attorneys note.
If you or a loved one took Eliquis and suffered serious side effects, contact Attorney Group for more information. We offer free, no obligation consultations. We can answer your questions, and if you choose to pursue a claim we connect you with an affiliated Eliquis lawsuit attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process.
What is Eliquis?
Eliquis is an anticoagulant, or blood thinner, that reduces blood clotting and reduces the risk of stroke and systemic embolism in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. Eliquis is also used after hip or knee replacement surgery to prevent a type of blood clot called deep vein thrombosis(DVT), which can lead to blood clots in the lungs (pulmonary embolism).
Developed by Bristol-Myers-Squibb and Pfizer, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Eliquis in 2012.
FDA Black-Box Warnings
The Food and Drug Administration has issued two black-box warnings for Eliquis. One warning indicates that prematurely discontinuing the drug for reasons other than pathological bleeding or completion of a course of therapy increases the risk of blood clots. The second box warning is for spinal/epidural hematoma in patients treated with Eliquis who are receiving neuraxial anesthesia or undergoing spinal puncture. These hematomas may result in long-term or permanent paralysis. Boxed warnings, also called black box warnings, are the most serious type of warning the Food and Drug Administration requires and signifies that medical studies indicate that the drug carries a significant risk of serious or evening life threatening side effects or adverse events.
- Bleeding of the brain
- Kidney bleeding
- Uncontrolled bleeding
- Intestinal bleeding
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Possible bleeding during pregnancy
- Blood clot from premature treatment discontinuation
Patients who have suffered from severe side effects after taking Eliquis are encouraged to speak to an Eliquis lawsuit attorney to learn more about their rights and remedies.
Eliquis lawsuits are accusing the drug makers of negligently manufacturing and selling a drug without adequately disclosing its risks for uncontrollable bleeding. Additional lawsuits allege that the drug makers concealed and changed data about the drug’s side effects when it was presented to the FDA for approval. Due to the increasing popularity of Eliquis, and the potential that the drug’s true risks were not disclosed to patients, Eliquis lawsuit attorneys anticipate many more lawsuits being filed by victims of the blood thinner.
Injured Patients May Be Entitled to Compensation
Drug makers have a duty to provide safe drugs. If there are risks of harm associated with their drugs, they also must provide adequate warnings. If a drug maker fails to fulfill this duty, it could be held liable in lawsuits for injuries that may result.
Patients who are injured by Eliquis may be entitled to compensation for damages, including:
- Medical expenses
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish
- Loss of income or ability to work
If a patient dies from complications after taking Eliquis, family members may be entitled to compensation for the wrongful death of their loved one, including:
- Conscious pain and suffering of a loved one prior to death
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish from the loss of a loved one
- Funeral expenses
Patients who have suffered severe side effects after taking Eliquis, as well as the families of those who have died as a result of complications with the drug, are encouraged to seek the advice of a Eliquis lawsuit attorney to learn more about their rights and remedies.
If you or a loved one suffered severe side effects after taking Eliquis, including internal bleeding, contact Attorney Group for more information. When you contact us, an attorney will follow up with you to speak with you about your case or answer questions that you might have. There is no cost or obligation to speak with us, and any information you provide will be kept confidential.
Please note that the law limits the time you have to pursue a claim or file a lawsuit for an injury. If you think you have a case, you should not delay taking action.