Eliquis is a blood-thinning medication made by Pfizer and Bristol-Myers Squibb, and distributed by McKesson. It is prescribed to patients with atrial fibrillation (also known as “fluttering” heart rhythm) to help prevent blood clots and strokes.
Eliquis and Excessive Bleeding
All blood thinners have a risk of bleeding problems, but many individuals who were prescribed Eliquis have experienced severe bleeding and hemorrhaging. This can cause infections, physical pain, and additional medical expenses. If a patient on Eliquis starts bleeding, is suddenly injured, or is in need of unexpected surgery, doctors must be able to quickly deactivate the blood-thinning caused by the Eliquis. However, unlike other blood-thinners, Eliquis does not have an antidote or reversal agent, meaning that it may take the doctor longer to stop the bleeding, which increases that patient’s risk of complications for severe, uncontrollable bleeding, brain damage, and death.
Your Legal Options
If you or a loved one used Eliquis at one time and suffered from excessive bleeding due to use, contact us today. Call our offices at 1-800-598-0314 or fill out our online contact form.