The blood-thinning drug Eliquis has been linked to severe, uncontrollable bleeding. Unfortunately, it was marketed as safe when there was no way to reverse its effects in an emergency.
Need a Texas Eliquis Lawyer? Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged. If you or a loved one was diagnosed with severe bleeding, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit.
Eliquis and Bleeding
Eliquis (apixaban) is a prescription medication that is approved to prevent strokes in people with atrial fibrillation, which is a type of irregular heart rhythm that can cause blood clots.
Eliquis reduces the risk of blood clots by changing a patient’s blood chemistry. Compared to warfarin, the advantage of Eliquis is that patients do not need to undergo routine blood-tests or stick to a diet.
No Effective Reversal Agent
However, there is a major disadvantage. While the blood-thinning effects of warfarin can be easily reversed with a dose of Vitamin K, there was no antidote to Eliquis when it was approved in 2012. Even so, drug-makers marketed Eliquis as superior to warfarin because it has “less major bleeding.”
This does not explain what happens to patients who do start bleeding — and many do. Bleeding is the most common serious side effect of Eliquis. If a doctor can’t de-activate Eliquis in an emergency, it is possible that a patient will bleed uncontrollably. This increases the risk of complications like brain damage and death.
A number of lawsuits have already been filed by people who were injured by bleeding after taking Eliquis. However, these cases are not part of a class action. Instead, they are individual lawsuits that have been filed in state and federal court.
One of the first lawsuits was filed in July 2015 by the widow of a man who died from uncontrollable gastrointestinal bleeding. Thousands of lawsuits have recently been filed by people who were injured by Pradaxa and Xarelto.
What is the problem?
The Clark Firm, LLP is nationally recognized as a class action law firm in Texas. However, our attorneys are not currently filing an Eliquis class action against Pfizer and Bristol-Myers Squibb. Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits.
Bleeding Risks Linked to Eliquis
- Internal bleeding
- Bleeding in the brain
- Cerebral hemorrhage
- l bleeding
- Organ damage
About Class Actions
Class actions are a popular and useful way for a lot of people to resolve similar legal claims all at once. Everyone joins together and collectively seeks compensation. Any payout is divided equally among everyone who joins the class action.
Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Class Action
The problem with class actions is that they are not designed to maximize compensation for people with the most severe injuries. Another problem is that attorneys sometimes accept “low-ball” settlements and charge massive fees, leaving little payout remaining for everyone in the lawsuit to share.
Our lawyers file individual lawsuits so we can focus our efforts on seeing justice and compensation for people who were seriously injured by defective medications. We hold pharmaceutical companies accountable for failing to warn about severe side effects. If you decide to join this growing litigation, you could receive compensation for your injury, medical expenses, and more.
Do I have an Eliquis Lawsuit?
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The Clark Firm has assembled a team of trial lawyers with more than 100 years experience, participation in over 600 jury trials and $260 million in verdicts and/or settlements. Please use the form below to contact us for a free Texas Eliquis lawsuit review.