Eliquis is a type of drug that is used as a blood thinner or anticoagulant (anti-blood clotting agent). It has been approved along with other drugs such as Xarelto as a replacement for older, more outdated blood thinners like Warfarin.
However, Eliquis has been linked with a number of risks and side effects. In particular, Eliquis has been linked with occurrences of irreversible bleeding with no apparent side effect. The bleeding can be external and is often difficult to stop. Bleeding can also occur internally, such as in the kidneys or brain. In some cases, the bleeding can be fatal.
Based on various reports and data, Eliquis lawsuits will likely involve:
- Gastrointestinal bleeding
- Cranial bleeding
- Bleeding of the eye
Who can be Held Liable for Eliquis Injuries?
Depending on the circumstances, various parties can be held liable for injuries caused by Eliquis. In many instances, the manufacturer of such products can be held liable for injuries to consumers. This is especially the case if it can be proved that there is some form of defect with the product. Some cases point to faults in the clinical trials for Eliquis, and there may be issues regarding safety data of the product.
In other cases, other persons such as a doctor or pharmacist can be held liable for prescription errors or medication errors. An example of this is if a patient is prescribed the wrong amount of Eliquis, or if a doctor negligently prescribes Eliquis when the patient should have received a different medication.
Are There any Legal Remedies for Injuries Caused by Eliquis Products?
Injuries resulting from Eliquis use can be serious and may require a lawsuit to resolve outstanding issues. In such cases, the legal remedy will usually involve some form of monetary damages award. This award will often be sufficient to cover losses caused by the product, including medical bills, additional hospital expenses, costs of therapy, surgery, and other treatments, and other losses such as lost work wages.
Do I Need a Lawyer for Help with an Eliquis Lawsuit?
Eliquis lawsuits can be complex and typically require the assistance of an attorney. You may need to hire a defective products lawyer in your area if you need help with a legal claim. Your attorney can provide you with legal advice and can represent you throughout the process.