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A 75-year-old Indiana resident filed a lawsuit that eventually evolved into a state trial after she received multiple transfusions from taking . Thousands of patients have come forward with injury claims in recent years, many of them filing adverse event reports with the FDA. Concerns over the dangers of the blood-thinning medication have also prompted academic studies.

The most common severe side effect impacting patients is gastrointestinal bleeding. When a patient develops gastrointestinal bleeding, the complications may not be noticed right away. When injuries occur, however, doctors may catch the bleeding after it’s already caused damage. Many patients who have reported gastrointestinal bleeding believe that the drugmaker knew about those risks but never made patients aware of the signs to watch for, putting those users at risk for life-threatening bleeds. The state trial involves the same allegations.

State Trial One of Many Lawsuits Against Drug Manufacturer

There are more than 1,400 lawsuits including the current state trial that were filed in Philadelphia by plaintiffs who believe that they were significantly injured by and by the loved ones who passed away due to alleged complications associated with the blood thinning medication.

side-effectsIn a federal court in Louisiana, there are more than 18,500 cases currently pending. Plaintiffs in all of these various cases, including the state trial in Pennsylvania, allege that the drug is dangerous and that manufacturers knew about the dangers or should have known about them and failed to warn members of the public and physicians about the potential risks.

According to the lawsuit paperwork, one of the challenges with is that varying patients need different dosages and the wrong dose can cause severe damage. Furthermore, the risk of infections of wounds by reducing clots can cause wounds to take a longer time to heal when a patient sustains one. The state trial and dozens of other lawsuits allege that manufacturers did not properly test or study the medication and were therefore unable to get patients a realistic expectation about the risks and benefits of the drugs. They are fighting for punitive damages as well as medical and other expenses associated with their situation.

What to Do if You’ve Been Injured by

If you have been injured by such as suffering severe gastrointestinal bleeding or other side effects that may be difficult or impossible for you to return to work, you may be eligible to pursue a personal injury claim with the help of an experienced attorney.

The lawyers at McDonald Worley are currently investigating claims for patients who have been injured by or family members of those who have been allegedly killed because of the drug’s dangerous side effects.

If this applies to you, schedule a free consultation today with the experienced legal team at McDonald Worley, where you can learn more about your eligibility to file a claim.