Eliquis Side-Effects Complaint Alleges Blood Thinner Led To Bleeding Death


Eliquis Lawsuits Assert The Blood Thinner Causes Uncontrollable Bleeding But Does Not Have An Antidote To Reverse Its Anti-Clotting Effects.

Eliquis lawsuit side effects lawyerAn Eliquis lawsuit due to side-effects alleges a Texas woman died of gastrointestinal bleeding two months after taking the blood thinner. Eliquis is a new generation blood thinner that is being blamed in lawsuits for causing severe internal bleeding injuries and having no reversal agent to counteract the bleeding. The Eliquis lawsuits filed against Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and Pfizer, Inc., which manufactures and markets Eliquis, further allege that the life-threatening bleeding requires hospitalization and causes physical pain and other injuries.

Eliquis lawsuit claims defendants concealed knowledge of Eliquis defects to the FDA

According to the Eliquis lawsuit complaint, the woman was first prescribed the blood thinner in February 2015 to treat atrial fibrillation. In March 2015, the woman suffered a gastrointestinal bleed, anemia, and other internal bleeding and was admitted to a hospital for treatment. The woman died the following month. The wrongful death complaint accuses Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and Pfizer, Inc., of fraudulently representing that Eliquis had been tested and was found safe and effective to use. The Eliquis lawsuit claims the defendants “concealed their knowledge of Eliquis’ defects” to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the general public, and the medical community, including the plaintiff’s prescribing doctor.
(Case No. N17C-03-066, Superior Court of the State of Delaware)

“This Eliquis lawsuit was filed by the woman’s husband and we receive calls from other survivors, as well as Eliquis users, with questions about the legal options available to them,” says Dr. François Blaudeau, attorney and founder of Southern Med Law.

You or a loved one may be entitled to compensation if you have been harmed by Eliquis. 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.

federally filed Eliquis lawsuits transferred to Southern District of New York

In addition to state courts, Eliquis bleeding side-effect cases are also being filed on the federal level. In February, all federally filed Eliquis lawsuits were transferred to the Southern District of New York where a multidistrict litigation was established for the cases. The federal Eliquis complaints also allege that patients taking the blood thinner can suffer serious bleeding injuries. However, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer failed to adequately warn that there is no effective antidote to reverse Eliquis bleeding side effects, the complaints state. Therefore, there is no effective means to treat patients who experience uncontrolled bleeding.
(In Re: Eliquis (Apixaban) Products Liability Litigation – MDL No.2754)

Eliquis blood thinner

Eliquis (apixaban) is a factor Xa inhibitor blood thinner used to reduce the risk of stroke, deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism in patients with atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem. The anticoagulant received FDA approval in 2012 and is promoted by Bristol-Myers Squibb as a superior alternative to warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven), an FDA-approved blood thinner that has been on the market for over 60 years.

Eliquis, Xarelto and Pradaxa are considered new generation blood thinners and are promoted as more effective and convenient to use than warfarin. For instance, patients using warfarin must undergo periodic blood monitoring whereas patients using the new blood thinners do not require frequent blood monitoring. The newer anticoagulants have fewer interactions with food and other drugs compared to warfarin, according to the FDA.

Eliquis and other blood thinners can cause serious bleeding. Eliquis does not have an FDA-approved antidote to reverse its bleeding side effects. Warfarin uses vitamin K as a reversal agent when significant bleeding occurs. In October 2015, Praxbind was approved by the FDA 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.

If you have suffered the same type of bleeding event for either Xarelto or Pradaxa and would like more information about filing a Xarelto lawsuit or Pradaxa lawsuit, film out our online form, or by calling the office directly at 205-547-5525.

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