The blood thinning drug Eliquis is now alleged, by some experts, to cause serious side effects such as severe internal bleeding and, in some cases, even death. You could be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost income and pain and suffering, among other losses. We are currently working with experienced pharmaceutical lawyers handling Eliquis cases around the country and there is no fee unless you get a settlement or award. For a free (no obligation) case evaluation, call our toll free number 24/7 or fill out a contact form.
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What is Eliquis?
Eliquis (apixaban) is a medication that keeps the platelets in your blood from coagulating (clotting). This is a ‘new-generation’ anticoagulant (blood thinner), which is in a class of drugs known as direct factor Xa inhibitors. These newly founded blood thinners, unfortunately, have been linked to an increased risk of uncontrollable bleeding events and are putting patients at risk of life-threatening side effects.
What Are Some Common Eliquis Side Effects?
- Uncontrollable Bleeding
- Retinal Hemorrhages
- Epidural Hematoma
- Intracranial Hemorrhages
- Pulmonary Embolism
- Hemoglobin Decrease
- Gastrointestinal Hemorrhages
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Adrenal Bleeding
- Among Others
If you have experienced any side effects, it is important that you contact a qualified Eliquis lawyer to discuss your potential case.
What Could Your Eliquis Case Be Worth?
Assuming it can be proven that the drug caused you serious injury, you may be able to receive compensation for:
- Medical Bills
- Lost Wages
- Pain And Suffering
- Mental Anguish
- Among Others
The experienced Eliquis lawyers that we work with around the country can answer any questions that you have about your potential case.
Are There Medical Studies About Eliquis?
A medical study was published in the New England Journal of Medicine in September of 2011 and they found that Eliquis was superior to warfarin. The study stated that Eliquis caused less bleeding and had a lower mortality rate than the older blood thinner.
Another study was published in August 2013 and it also associated Eliquis with a reduction in major bleeding. The next year, a study was published in the Journal of Neurosurgery on the new generation blood thinners, including Eliquis. This study alleged that these medications still do not have a specific antidote to reverse the blood thinning effects.
Are There Blood Thinner Lawsuits?
This is not the first time a new blood-thinner has generated lawsuits. Eliquis can be considered the third drug in its class to have initiated thousands of lawsuits. The first two new blood thinners to start the lawsuit trend were; Pradaxa (dabigatran) and Xarelto (rivaroxaban). In May of 2014, there were more than 4,000 lawsuits involving Pradaxa which settled for $650 million.
Eliquis, manufactured by Pfizer and Bristol-Myers Squibb, was approved for use by the FDA in 2012 as a blood thinner. Like other “new-generation anticoagulants”, Eliquis has been marketed as being superior to warfarin because it does not require regular monitoring.
These new blood thinners, however, have been linked to an increased risk of uncontrolled bleeding with no existing antidote. Warfarin also prevents blood from clotting, but it has an antidote in the form of vitamin K. If patients who take Warfarin experienced uncontrolled bleeding received medical attention in time the anticoagulant effects could be reversed. New generation blood thinning medications do not currently have an approved antidote and there is no way to reverse the effects in the event that bleeding occurs.
Is Eliquis Similar to Xarelto and Pradaxa?
There were numerous deaths and serious uncontrollable bleeding events, among other side effects, linked to the popular prescription drug thinner Pradaxa as well as the newer blood thinner Xarelto. Eliquis is very similar to both.
As of June 2015, there are approximately 2600 pending Pradaxa lawsuits and 430 pending Xarelto lawsuits. Many of the victims have received compensation for their injuries after taking these medications. Eliquis could be on the same dangerous path as Pradaxa and Xarelto. There have been many deaths and serious bleeding events linked to Xarelto and litigation continue. Just like victims in the Pradaxa and Xarelto cases, you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
Injuries are often caused because the drugs were either poorly designed or the patient was not sufficiently warned about the drug’s dangers, like in the cases of Pradaxa and Xarelto. Anyone who has been injured by this blood thinning drug should talk to an experienced Eliquis lawyer about filing a lawsuit to receive the compensation they deserve.
Why Contact Us?
If you have suffered from serious side effects from Eliquis, you should talk to an experienced lawyer about your legal options. You may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost income and pain and suffering, among other losses. We are working with some of the more experienced Eliquis lawyers around the country that handle these cases. There is no legal fee unless you receive a settlement or award. Feel free to call us toll-free anytime or submit a contact form online for a free (no obligation) case evaluation.