June 19, 2015 – The lawsuit, which was filed this week in the Southern District of New York, alleges that Eliquis is misleadingly marketed as a one-size-fits-all for users, and without adequate warnings stating that there is no antidote for the drug once internal bleeding begins. The case is: Herschell v. Bristol-Myers Squibb et al, Southern District of New York, Docket No. 1:15-cv-04620 (2015).
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According to the lawsuit (PDF), the widow of 60-year-old Donald Herschell alleges that her husband was prescribed Eliquis to treat his atrial fibrillation (a-fib). Soon after initiating treatment, Herschell allegedly suffered a massive gastrointestinal bleed. He was rushed to an emergency room where doctors unsuccessfully tried to stop the bleeding and he died the same day.
In addition to liability alleged in the lawsuit based on the lack of antidote, liability is also asserted based on the marketing of Eliquis as an anticoagulant that does not require frequent patient monitoring. The complaint also alleges that the one-daily dose of Eliquis is not tailored to the needs of individual patients, and presents an excessive risk of internal bleeding, since patients differ in age, weight and liver function.
The lawsuit further alleges frauds and detail errors made in a pre-approval clinical trial for Eliquis, including the altering of side effect data. To date, Pfizer or Bristol-Myers Squibb have never revealed what these concealments were, according to the lawsuit. The complaint also details the criticism which an FDA physician made in relation to these errors, and a criticism of an article that employees of the defendants published in a medical journal regarding the incidence of Eliquis side effects.
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The Pharmaceutical Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Eliquis lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new bleeding cases in all 50 states.
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