Eliquis, or apixaban generically, is a new type of anticoagulant that is believed to be connected to serious, uncontrollable bleeding for some patients to whom it is prescribed. These bleeding side effects are not controllable through any known medication or procedure at this time, which may lead to fatal consequences for some victims. The product liability lawyers at the Naumes Law Group assist patients and their families with taking appropriate legal action against manufacturers responsible for distributing dangerous medications to the public without adequate warnings. Given the severe nature of such side effects, families may be entitled to monetary compensation to aid in the victim’s recovery. A Boston Eliquis lawyer at our firm can help them with this process.
Bleeding injuries may require long hospital stays, during which patients are unable to work and provide for their families. When these injuries cause a death, loved ones are also left without the support and presence of a beloved family member. Our firm provides each client with comprehensive legal representation throughout the duration of any claim. If you have been injured or lost a loved one as a result of taking Eliquis, contact our office to see how we can help.Dangerous Bleeding Injuries Linked to Eliquis
Much like other new blood thinners that have been introduced to the market in recent years, such as Xarelto and Pradaxa, it is believed that Eliquis leads to serious internal bleeding injuries in some patients. Reports regarding severe side effects have been issued, including patients suffering from:
- Rectal bleeding
- Cerebral hemorrhages
- Bleeding in the kidney
- Gastrointestinal bleeding
Unlike traditional anticoagulant medications, such as warfin, for which Vitamin K could be used to treat internal bleeds, the new blood thinners were not released with an antidote to counteract those side effects. Instead, medical professionals must wait until Eliquis has left a patient’s system in order to control bleeding.Lawsuits Against Eliquis Manufacturers
So far, several lawsuits have been filed against the manufacturers of Eliquis, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer, with more on the horizon. As the Eliquis attorneys at our Boston firm understand, drug manufacturers are required to produce medications that are reasonably free from dangerous side effects. When these medications do contain significant risks, a manufacturer must issue adequate warnings to medical professionals and consumers so that they may make informed decisions regarding their use. These manufacturers also must disclose research and studies indicating dangers when seeking approval for the drug’s release from the Federal Drug Administration (FDA).
Allegations against Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer state that the companies marketed Eliquis, despite its being unreasonably dangerous to users, given that there was no antidote for the bleeding that it caused. Further claims allege that these manufacturers concealed negative studies from the FDA in order to gain approval.
Patients who have suffered injuries as a result of Eliquis use may be entitled to compensation for any medical expenses, past or future, as well as loss of income and earning capacity and pain and suffering damages. Families who have lost loved ones as a result of uncontrollable bleeding may also be able to pursue a wrongful death claim against responsible manufacturers in order to receive the burial or funeral expenses incurred, as well as damages based on their relationship to the victim.Consult an Eliquis Lawyer in the Boston Area to Assert Your Rights
Research regarding the dangers of Eliquis is still being conducted. If you believe that you or a loved one has been harmed by its side effects, the Boston Eliquis attorneys at the Naumes Law Group can assist you with fully determining your legal options. Our firm offers compassionate and zealous representation to residents of Suffolk, Middlesex, Barnstable, Berkshire, Bristol, Essex, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Norfolk, Plymouth, and Worcester Counties, including people in Springfield, Worcester, Waltham, Watertown, Hyannis, Malden, Medford, Taunton, Peabody, Braintree, Weymouth, Quincy, Pittsfield, and Plymouth. Contact our office toll-free at 844-826-8445, or locally at 618-227-8444, or contact us online to set up a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer or a wrongful death attorney about your potential claim.