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Patients don’t expect to find themselves experiencing injuries or other medical conditions as a result of taking a drug that’s supposed to make them better but unfortunately, the bleeding risks with have been highlighted in a recent study.
According to a research study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers explored whether or not in combination with Aspirin or alone, would lead to better outcomes in treating Atherosclerotic Vascular Disease, a heart disease typically caused by high cholesterol.
The purpose of the study was to compare the impact of that drug in combination with the use of Aspirin. The study found that bleeding risks with are higher among people who have been diagnosed with Atherosclerotic Vascular Disease when compared with using Aspirin alone.
However, the study found that taking that drug in and of itself does not lead to better cardiovascular outcomes for patients. More than 27,000 participants were included in the study.
The researchers looked at the rates of stroke, cardiovascular death or heart attack. Patients who were given both Aspirin and had fewer cardiovascular problems than others in the study.
However, those same patients were 70 percent more likely to sustain major bleeding events. The group that was given alone had approximately the same rate of heart problems but suffered more serious bleeding events, according to the researchers.
Study Confirms Bleeding Risks
Most patients are aware that medications come with side effect risks, but severe ones that could compromise their life should always be listed so that doctors can make informed decisions about whether it’s the right choice for a patient.
If a patient suffers serious injuries or dies as a result of a medication, the manufacturer of that drug could be held accountable in a lawsuit. No family should ever have to say goodbye to a loved one because of unexplained side effects like those outlined in the newest study.
Lawsuits on the Rise
bleeding lawsuits have been on the rise recently with more than 22,000 reports of serious injuries including bleeding events reported to the FDA in 2016 alone. Those same serious bleeding problems were linked to more than 3,000 reports of deaths.
The report concludes that blood thinner harm was a major drug safety priority problem in 2016 as a result of numerous elements such as the widespread use of drugs like , the high rate of injury, and the severity of the injuries.
If you or someone you know has sustained serious injuries as a result of taking such as severe bleeding, you may be entitled to recover compensation for your injuries. If you have lost a loved one because of cardiovascular death or other issues, you may be entitled to recover compensation in a wrongful death lawsuit.
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