A Texas man has filed a lawsuit against Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer Inc. alleging that side effects of the blood-thinner drug Eliquis (generic: apixaban) caused the bleeding death of his wife.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one had bleeding or other serious side effects from Eliquis, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.
What’s the Problem?
April 25, 2017 – According to the lawsuit, Plaintiff’s wife began taking Eliquis to treat her atrial fibrillation (a-fib) at the advice of her doctor on Feb. 26, 2015. Less than a month later, she suffered gastrointestinal bleeding and other complications that resulted in her death, her husband says.
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) first approved Eliquis in Dec. 2012 to reduce the risk of stroke and blood clots in patients with non-valvular a-fib. The drug’s approval was later expanded to help reduce the risk of blood clots following knee or hip replacement surgery, and for the treatment of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.
FDA’s approval of Eliquis was based in large part on the ARISTOTLE clinical trial. Plaintiff alleges that ARISTOTLE was conducted in China and other countries, and that the defendants chose “incompetent and untrustworthy agents in China” to carry out the research.
Indeed, reports have surfaced indicating that Pfizer and Bristol-Myers Squibb withheld information from the study, including side effects in test subjects, major dispensing errors, falsified records, and at least one death. Plaintiff claims that instead of admitting to these errors, the defendants never publically acknowledged the missing and incorrect data, thus misleading prescribing physicians and the public.
Plaintiff further alleges that Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer failed to adequately warn about the health risks of Eliquis before bringing it to market, and failed to conduct appropriate clinical trials to ensure the drug’s safety and efficacy.
The lawsuit was filed on March 2, 2017, in the Superior Court of the State of Delaware. Plaintiff is seeking both compensatory and punitive damages.
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