Eliquis is a popular anticoagulant medication used to prevent blood clots. However, in recent years, there have been an increasing number of lawsuits filed against the drug’s manufacturers, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer. These lawsuits allege that Eliquis caused serious side effects, and that the drug’s manufacturers failed to warn patients about these risks.
Some of the most serious allegations against Eliquis include the following:
One of the most common side effects of Eliquis is bleeding. While this is a known risk of all anticoagulant medications, some patients allege that Eliquis caused excessive bleeding that led to hospitalization or death.
Ironically, another serious side effect of Eliquis is stroke. Some patients allege that the drug did not adequately prevent blood clots, leading to strokes.
In some cases, Eliquis has been linked to heart attacks. Patients allege that the drug increased their risk of heart attack, and that the drug’s manufacturers failed to warn them about this risk.
Tragically, some patients have died as a result of taking Eliquis. Family members of these patients have filed lawsuits alleging that the drug caused or contributed to their loved one’s death.
As of 2023, there are thousands of lawsuits pending against Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer regarding Eliquis. These lawsuits have been consolidated into multi-district litigation (MDL) in federal court.
The MDL Process
The MDL process is designed to streamline the legal process for complex cases like this. All of the pending lawsuits are consolidated into one court, and one judge oversees the proceedings. This can save time and money for all parties involved.
The Possible Outcomes
While it is impossible to predict the outcome of these lawsuits, there are several possible scenarios. The drug’s manufacturers could settle with the plaintiffs, which would avoid a lengthy trial. Alternatively, the cases could go to trial, and a jury would decide if the drug caused harm to the plaintiffs.
What You Can Do
If you or a loved one has been harmed by Eliquis, you may be eligible to join the MDL and file a lawsuit. It is important to speak with an experienced attorney who can advise you on your legal rights and options.
Eliquis lawsuits are a serious matter, and they are likely to continue for years to come. If you or someone you know has been harmed by this medication, it is important to seek legal help as soon as possible. By joining the MDL, you can hold the drug’s manufacturers accountable and seek compensation for your injuries or losses.