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Eliquis Class Action Lawsuit

Eliquis Class Action Lawsuit

A growing number of people have suffered from severe, uncontrollable bleeding after taking the blood-thinner Eliquis, which was marketed as safe when it had no antidote.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Eliquis induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with severe bleeding, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

UPDATE: Eliquis Lawsuits May Be Coordinated

October 19, 2016 — Lawyers have asked judges to centralize 34 federal Eliquis lawsuits in a Multi-District Litigation (MDL) under one judge in the District of New York. Click here to read more.

Overview

Eliquis is a blood-thinning medication made by Pfizer and Bristol-Myers Squibb. It is prescribed to patients with atrial fibrillation (also known as “fluttering” heart rhythm) to help prevent blood clots and strokes.

Eliquis Has No Reversal Agent

Eliquis works by inhibiting thrombin. Essentially, Eliquis prevents blood clots by changing blood chemistry. Compared to warfarin, the advantage is that patients do not need to undergo routine blood tests or adhere to a strict diet (avoiding foods that contain Vitamin K). When Eliquis was approved, it was promoted as superior to warfarin. The difference is that Eliquis has no reversal agent, while warfarin is reversed with a dose of Vitamin K.

Eliquis Patients Can Bleed Uncontrollably

Doctors must be able to quickly deactivate all blood-thinning drugs when patients are suddenly injured or need unexpected surgery (such as after a bad fall or a car accident). If a patient on Eliquis starts bleeding, doctors might struggle to deactivate it. The longer it takes to stop bleeding, the higher the risk of complications like brain damage and death. Unfortunately, bleeding is one of the most common side effects of Eliquis.

What is the problem?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is nationally recognized as a class action law firm, but our lawyers are not filing an Eliquis class action. Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits on behalf of people who were injured by severe, uncontrollable bleeding.

About Class Actions

Class actions are an efficient way for a lot of people to resolve similar legal claims all at once. Everyone consolidates their individual claims into one lawsuit. If compensation is awarded through a settlement or jury verdict, everyone in the lawsuit shares the payout equally.

Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Class Action

The problem with class actions is that members may have to accept a “low-ball” settlement or higher attorneys’ fees. In some cases, lawyers take a huge cut of the payout, leaving little remaining for everyone in the class action to share.

Class actions are not designed to maximize compensation for people with serious injuries, which is why our attorneys file individual lawsuits. We specialize in holding pharmaceutical companies accountable for failing to warn about side effects. If you were injured by Eliquis, you could receive compensation for your pain and suffering, medical expenses, long-term injuries, and more.

Do I have an Eliquis Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Eliquis induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with severe bleeding, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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