Eliquis Lawsuit Claims Bleeding Injury Led To Death Of North Carolina Woman


Eliquis Lawsuit Filings Allege Patients Suffering Life-Threatening Bleeding Events Due To No Effective Antidote To Reverse The Anticoagulant Effects.

Eliquis Lawsuit Eliquis-Lawsuit-side-effects-lawyerAn Eliquis side-effects lawsuit alleges that the sudden death of a North Carolina woman occurred two months after she started taking the blood thinner. The wrongful death lawsuit claims the woman suffered a life-threatening bleed prior to her death. The complaint, filed by the woman’s husband, joins similar Eliquis lawsuits that accuse co-defendants Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer, Inc., which manufactures and markets Eliquis, of failing to adequately warn that Eliquis does not have an antidote to reverse the blood thinner’s anti-clotting effects.(Eliquis Lawsuit Case No. 1:17-cv-02526, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York)

“This Eliquis lawsuit is similar to others that commonly allege plaintiffs began suffering serious internal bleeding events shortly after taking the blood thinner,” says Dr. François Blaudeau, attorney and founder of Southern Med Law.
If you or a loved one suffered a life-threatening or fatal bleeding event after taking Eliquis, you may be entitled to receive compensation. The Eliquis Lawsuit attorneys at Southern Med Law are investigating Eliquis bleeding side-effects lawsuit claims from men and women who have suffered serious and fatal internal bleeding injuries. To speak to one of the firm’s Eliquis Lawsuit Lawyers, please call 205-547-5525 or visit www.southernmedlaw.com for more information.

According to the recently filed lawsuit, the woman was prescribed Eliquis in March 2015 and continued taking the blood thinner until June 2015. On June 22, 2015, the woman suffered a life-threatening bleeding event which caused her to sustain severe and permanent personal injuries, the lawsuit said. Unfortunately, she died three days later. No. 1:17-cv-02526, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York)

The complaint was filed in the Southern District of New York where a multidistrict litigation has been established for all federally filed Eliquis complaints. The Eliquis lawsuits claim patients who take the blood thinner are at risk for suffering significant bleeding injuries. The complaints accuse Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer, Inc., of failing to adequately warn emergency room physicians, surgeons and other crisis care professionals that there is no effective means to treat patients who experience uncontrolled bleeding while using Eliquis because there is no effective agent to reverse the blood thinner’s anticoagulation effects. (In Re: Eliquis (Apixaban) Products Liability Litigation – Eliquis Lawsuit MDL No.2754)

Eliquis (apixaban) is an anticoagulant approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2012 to reduce the risk of stroke and systemic embolism in patients with atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem. Eliquis is also approved to treat blood clots in the veins of legs, blood clots in the lungs, and reduce the risk of blood clots from reoccurring.

Eliquis is a new generation anticoagulant promoted to be more effective than warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven), which received FDA approval in 1954. New generation blood thinners, which also include Pradaxa and Xarelto, have fewer interactions with food and other drugs compared to warfarin, according to the FDA. Patients taking Pradaxa, Xarelto, and Eliquis also do not have to under periodic blood monitoring as do patients taking warfarin. While all blood thinners can cause serious bleeding events, Eliquis and Xarelto do not have an FDA-approved antidote to reverse bleeding events. Warfarin uses vitamin K as a reversal agent and Praxbind received FDA-approval as a reversal agent for Pradaxa.

About Southern Med Law And Filing An Eliquis Bleeding Side-Effect Lawsuit

Led by Dr. François Blaudeau, Southern Med Law has worked hard to develop a strong reputation for aggressively and effectively advocating for people who have been injured by dangerous and defective drugs. If you or a loved one experienced life-threatening bleeding complications from blood thinners, please contact the Firm today to learn more about your legal rights. You can arrange for a free, no-obligation Eliquis lawsuit due to Bleeding Side-Effect review by filling out our online form, or by calling the office directly at 205-547-5525.

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