1.866.LIT.FUND
We make the impossible possible.

Litigation Funding Blog

Latest Lawsuit Filed In Blood Thinner Wrongful Death

November 10, 2016

Each day we open the paper or turn on the computer and there is another story about an FDA approved drug that causes serious injuries or death.

The most disturbing news, aside from the risks of taking various drugs, is that most Americans put their trust in physicians and the drugs they prescribe to heal them. They expect these medications to be safe and make them feel better. Unfortunately, ‘feeling better’ on a temporary basis is not a fair trade against the devastating side effects of some of these drugs.

As Portola Pharmaceuticals rushes to gain approval of their drug which they say will help stop internal bleeding in patients taking the popular class of blood thinners which includes Xarelto and Eliquis, patients continue to suffer severe side effects and even wrongful death.

A recent claim was filed by a man who contends that about two months after his wife was given Eliquis to treat atrial fibrillation, she developed gastrointestinal bleeding. Due to the lack of an Eliquis antidote, doctors were unable to stop her internal bleeding, and she ultimately died. The lawsuit seeks to hold Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer responsible for the woman’s death. The plaintiff claims that Bristol-Myer Squibb and Pfizer neglected to adequately research all potential Eliquis side effects before the drug was released and that they deceived doctors and consumers about Eliquis bleeding risks.

Waiting for a fair and equitable settlement or a jury trial in hard fought litigation like this will likely take years. In the meantime, the plaintiff will still need to pay his ordinary bills and expenses, as well as funeral expenses and any outstanding medical bills. During this time, many plaintiffs find it advantageous to seek out wrongful death litigation funding to remove the pressure to settle early and inexpensively and allow their attorney the time he/she needs to get the fairest possible result.

Litigation funding is better described as a non-recourse cash advance; it does not need to be repaid if the case is unsuccessful. The application is free, and there is no need for a credit check or employment verification. Funding is based strictly on the merits of the case. If you suffered or lost a loved one from internal bleeding after using a blood thinner such as Eliquis, you could be entitled to compensation for damages. It is important to consult an experienced attorney to understand your rights. Once the case is filed, Litigation Funding Corporation would be happy to review your case to determine if you are eligible for a lawsuit cash advance.

Litigation Funding