Eliquis Injuries and Lawsuits
As part of a new class of blood thinners, Eliquis (apixaban) is believed to put patients at risk for irreversible internal bleeding. The greatest concern with new-age blood thinners such as Eliquis is that are no means for reversing their effects during an injury or event as there are with older blood thinners, such as Warfarin (Coumadin). Thus, Eliquis first puts at a greater risk for serious bleeding, even from minor injuries. Second, when faced with a severe bleeding event, doctors are not able to intervene properly. Without question, this puts patients at a greater risk for death.
In the wake of lawsuits against drug-companies of Pradaxa and Xarelto, those having suffered a serious bleeding injury while taking Eliquis are encouraged to contact the defective drug attorneys at the Harman Law Firm. When it comes to seeking justice in your case, you may be entitled to compensation due to your bleeding event, including medical bills, loss of income, emotional trauma or even funeral costs.
At the Harman Law Firm, we have the resources and experience needed to take on drug companies who do not operate safely. Call today for a free consultation to discuss your potential claim.
Potential Risks and Side Effects From Eliquis
While the most serious health risk associated with Eliquis is severe, uncontrolled bleeding, including gastrointestinal bleeding, rectal bleeding, kidney bleeding and cerebral bleeding, there are other side effects such as:
- Allergic reactions (hives, swelling of the face, difficulty breathing)
- Black or bloody stools
- Skin rash
- Weakness of muscles, notably in legs and feet (may affect mobility)
Approved in 2012, Eliquis contains black box warnings noting that it may increase the risk for stroke in those with atrial fibrillation when they stop taking it. In turn, there has been a warning issued in the event that users receive an epidural or spinal puncture. In this case, there is a risk for a blood clot to develop near the spinal cord.
The attorneys at the Harman Law Firm understand the business of drug companies, and the expectancy to develop new medications quickly. Unfortunately, some companies overlook or fail to adequately explain important safety concerns and health risks. Thus, if you or a loved one has been harmed as a result of taking Eliquis, you are encouraged to contact the Harman Law Firm to schedule a free initial consultation. You need to know your options.