The Problem: Claims have been made that Eliquis users experienced severe bleeding complications after taking the prescription blood thinner.
The Response: Several incidents have been reported and the FDA is considering further studies.
What Can We Do to Help: Our experienced attorneys can review your medical records and advise you if filing a case is in your best interest.
The attorneys at Gallon, Takacs, Boissoneault & Schaffer are currently investigating claims on behalf of Eliquis users who experienced severe bleeding complications after taking the prescription blood thinner. Did you or anyone you know take Eliquis and suffered serious internal bleeding or a blood clot? Find out if you or your loved one can seek compensation for your injuries by completing our free case evaluation.
Eliquis is in the class of new-generation anticoagulant medications, which are anticoagulant medications that do not require regular blood monitoring. However, there has been an increased risk to uncontrolled bleeding because this anticoagulant has no approved antidote to reverse the effects in an event that bleeding occurs.
What is Eliquis? Eliquis (apixaban) manufactured by Pfizer and Bristol-Myers Squibb was approved for use in 2012 as an anticoagulant used to reduce the risk of stroke and blood clots (deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism), while reducing the risk of the blood clots to occur again. Eliquis was also approved for use in hip or knee surgery patients to help to reduce the risk of blood clots of these surgery patients. Injuries with the use of Eliquis may include:
- Adrenal Bleeding
- Retinal Hemorrhages
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Pulmonary Embolism
- Intracranial Hemorrhages
- Gastrointestinal Hemorrhages
Recent studies have suggested that blood monitoring on these drugs may actually reduce the risk of severe bleeding problems. As the market for Eliquis has been increasing, so have the concerns for bleeding risks. Patients and doctors have reported several incidents of uncontrollable hemorrhaging or bleeds and some have resulted in death.
If you or anyone you know has been injured by Eliquis, you may be entitled to compensation. The Eliquis attorneys at Gallon, Takacs, Boissoneault & Schaffer are dedicated to ensuring pharmaceutical companies are held responsible for the dangerous side effects of their products. Call our Eliquis attorneys at Gallon, Takacs, Boissoneault & Schaffer or fill out the free case evaluation. We want to help you.