Patient Safety Attorney Explains the Dangers of New Generation Blood Thinners

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With nearly 20 years of experience litigating medical malpractice cases, I’m familiar with the dangerous effects of blood thinners. Having dedicated my professional career to fighting doctors and hospitals who violate patient safety rules, I am now seeing far too many cases where patients are being injured or killed or injured by defective medications. Some examples involve a new generation of prescription blood thinners given to patients for various reasons including the prevention of embolic strokes.

However, unlike other blood-thinners such as Coumadin, there is no antidote to reverse the effects of some of these blood thinners. As a result, if a patient taking one of these blood thinners experiences a bleed, it can be impossible for doctors to stop the bleeding – and a small bleed can then turn into a massive hemorrhage.

close quoteThere is no antidote to reverse the effects of some of these blood thinners. If you know someone who has been injured, call us for a Free Consultation at (800) 215-1003.

In addition to it being difficult to stop the bleeding in patients – it has also been proven that certain new generation blood thinners can actually cause the bleed to occur in the first place. Further, the manufacturers of these blood-thinner have failed to educate doctors and hospitals that there is no antidote to stop the bleeding from some blood-thinning medication once it starts.

The Bleeding Effect of Some New Generation Blood-Thinners Cannot Be Reversed:

As drug manufacturers increasingly try to come out with the next new mass marketed drug in an effort to increase their revenues, they should not be allowed to profit from selling unsafe medications. Manufacturing a blood thinning drug – whose effects on bleeding cannot be stopped – is similar to manufacturing a car with defective brakes while refusing to tell the buyer or the repair shop about the risks of such a dangerous product.

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Some drugs can cause sudden internal bleeding, intracranial hemorrhage, hemorrhagic stroke, and sudden death

The injuries most commonly found as a result of taking these new generation blood thinners include sudden and unexpected bleeding in the brain, brain hemorrhage, nose bleeds, gastrointestinal bleeds, abdominal bleeding and wrongful death. The excessive bleeding caused by the blood-thinners can be external and obvious, but most often it is the internal bleeding that causes the greatest risk to the patient. Finally, the FDA has learned that there is an increased risk of having a stroke in patients who stop taking the medication. Therefore, anyone who is currently taking these medicines should only discontinue the drug under the direct supervision of a medical doctor who is familiar with the drug and its alternatives.

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Our office is currently evaluating cases involving excessive bleeding caused by these drugs. If you think you have a case, or know someone who does, then please contact us to discuss the case by using the Free Consultation Helpline in the bottom right of your screen. Or you can call us toll free at (800) 215-1003.

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