What is Eliquis?

Eliquis is a next-generation blood thinner developed by Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) first approved the drug in December 2012 and subsequently expanded its approval to reduce the risk of stroke, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism and blood clots.

Eliquis, Pradaxa and Xarelto

Next-generation blood thinners including Xarelto, Pradaxa and Eliquis are different from the standard anti-coagulant (blood thinning) drugs that have been on the market for years such as Coumadin. These new blood thinners are touted by their marketing campaigns to allow users to be free of the blood-level monitoring that was required when using previous generations of blood thinners.

However, Pradaxa and Xarelto users have filed lawsuits claiming the drugs caused several uncontrolled bleeding side effects and did not carry the proper warming labels about a lack of reversal agent (antidote) to counteract the potentially serious and deadly side effects of uncontrolled bleeding. Previous generations of blood thinners, including Coumadin, have a reversal agent.

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What Should Eliquis Users Know?

Eliquis users should be aware of the recent allegations and settlements reached for other drugs in the same class of blood thinner. Pradaxa manufacturers recently settled lawsuits for $650 million, and Xarelto lawsuits have been formally centralized in a multidistrict-litigation (MDL) (In re: Xarelto (Rivaroxaban) Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2592 in the U.S District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana) to consolidate discovery and review common facts related to all Xarelto cases.

Side Effects

The side effects that users should be aware of are uncontrolled bleeding, including but not limited to gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding, rectal bleeding, or bleeding in the brain. These side effects in similar drugs Xarelto and Pradaxa have warranted grounds for a lawsuit, and any Eliquis users who have experienced these side effects may have grounds for a lawsuit.

Eliqius Lawsuits

If you’ve taken Eliquis and experienced uncontrolled bleeding or similar side effects such as gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding, rectal bleeding, or bleeding in the brain, you may have grounds to file a lawsuit. For information about whether you may have a case, contact the attorneys at Hissey Kientz, LLP by filling out the contact form on this page.

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