Many prescription drugs are designed to reduce or prevent certain medical conditions that can lead to severe or fatal ailments. For instance, you might take a medication that lowers blood glucose levels to keep your diabetes in check. If there are side effects to these medications, they are usually not related to the problem they are intended to solve. However, every once in a while, a medication designed specifically to treat a condition actually makes that condition worse. That may be the case with a blood-thinning drug called Eliquis.
Eliquis is prescribed to reduce the risk of blood clots and stroke. But in recent years, it has been linked to an increased risk of severe bleeding, stroke, or blood clots. Patients were prescribed this drug with the understanding that it would reduce the risks of these deadly conditions, when research shows it may make them worse. To compound the risk to users, there is currently no counteracting drug to stop Eliquis-related bleeding once it starts, putting patients at a high risk of suffering a major bleeding event.
If you or someone you love suffered from blood clots or a stroke after taking Eliquis, call our experienced drug injury attorneys immediately for a free evaluation of your claim. The manufacturer may be liable for significant damages, but your time may be limited to bring a claim, so contact us today.