Eliquis Internal Bleeding Lawsuit

March 18, 2016

Has a family member suffered Eliquis internal bleeding after taking the anticoagulant drug? If so, contact the Willis Law Firm today. We can provide you with an experienced defective drug attorney to claim payments for your Eliquis internal bleeding losses.

Manufactured and sold by Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer Inc., both based in New York City, Eliquis also is known by its generic name of apixaban, which is its active ingredient. The drug is an anticoagulant designed as a blood-thinner which can lower the danger of blood clots.

Eliquis often is prescribed for patients suffering from Pulmonary Embolism (PE), Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) or Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). It’s also used to treat patients after knee replacement surgery or hip replacement surgery.

However, as with similar drugs Pradaxa and Xarelto, harmful Eliquis side effects have become apparent, including internal bleeding and uncontrolled bleeding. So while its makers reap profits from the $10 billion per year market for blood-thinning drugs — and Eliquis is one of the most expensive — many Americans suffer horrible injuries.

Eliquis Injuries

Eliquis injuries include:

  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Kidney bleeding
  • Intestinal bleeding
  • Bleeding on the brain
  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  • Death

Eliquis Internal Bleeding Symptoms

As for Eliquis internal bleeding symptoms, they include:

  • Frequent gum bleeding or nose bleeds
  • Swelling or weakness in arms, hands, legs or feet
  • Discolored urine, signifying blood in urine
  • Discolored (black or red) stool, signifying blood in stool
  • Coughing up or vomiting blood
  • Any other unusual bleeding

Such Eliquis internal bleeding and other injuries are the financial responsibility of its negligent manufacturers, which can be held accountable with an Eliquis lawsuit. Our law firm can help you file such an Eliquis lawsuit to claim damages for your pain, suffering, mental anguish, lost wages and medical expenses.

Can An Eliquis Lawsuit Succeed?

Can such an Eliquis lawsuit succeed? Consider the status of lawsuits against similar drugs.

Xarelto makers Johnson & Johnson and Bayer face lawsuits over claims they failed to alert that anticoagulant drug’s users about its bleeding dangers. The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigations centralized almost 50 federal Xarelto lawsuits in December of 2014 in Louisiana’s Eastern District, and many more Xarelto lawsuits are anticipated.

As for Pradaxa, German manufacturer Boehringer Ingelheim faces many Pradaxa lawsuits and agreed to pay $650 million to settle nearly 4,000 of them in mid-2014, with an average settlement of $150,000 for each case.

Get An Eliquis Lawsuit

If your family suffered an Eliquis side effects injury such as those noted above, notify the Willis Law Firm at once. Get an Eliquis lawsuit attorney for your case, and get the legal help you need to gain financial recovery for your injury losses.

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