Amidst Eliquis Lawsuits, Bristal-Myers Squibb Voluntarily Recalls 5 mg Tablets After “Mix-Up”


Amidst Eliquis Lawsuits Alleging Internal Bleeding, Brain Bleeds, Stroke And Other Side Effects, Bristal-Myers Squibb Voluntarily Recalls 5 mg over “Mix-Up”

Eliquis-Lawsuit-side-effects-lawyerBristol-Myers Squibb Company has voluntarily recalled one lot of Eliquis 5 mg tablets due to a mix-up, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The recall comes as the blood thinner manufacturer is facing numerous Eliquis lawsuits alleging serious side-effects. The Eliquis recall involves Lot Number HN0063 of the blood thinner and was issued for consumers on June 10 and for wholesalers and retail pharmacies on June 17, 2017. The company said it was taking “this precautionary measure” based on a customer complaint that a bottle labeled as Eliquis 5 mg contained Eliquis 2.5 mg tablets. The lot was distributed nationwide in February 2017.

Blood thinner lawsuits over Eliquis (apixaban) which the FDA approved in 2012 to reduce the risk of stroke and blood clots in people with atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat) not caused by a heart valve problem. The blood thinner is also approved to treat blood blots in the veins of legs, blood clots in the lungs, and reduce the risk of blood clots from reoccurring. Eliquis side-effects lawsuits are filed on behalf of plaintiffs who allege the anticoagulant caused them to suffer hemorrhages, gastrointestinal bleeding, brain bleeding, stroke, blood clots and even death. (In Re: Eliquis (Apixaban) Products Liability Litigation – Eliquis Lawsuits MDL No.2754)

In February 2017, all federally filed Eliquis side-effects lawsuits were centralized in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York. The complaints contend Bristol-Myers Squibb did not conduct sufficient testing of Eliquis. Plaintiffs also accuse the company of failing to adequately warn that Eliquis does not have a reversal agent to counteract its anti-clotting effects when a bleeding event occurs. (In Re: Eliquis (Apixaban) Products Liability Litigation – MDL No.2754)

Southern Med Law attorneys are evaluating Eliquis bleeding side-effects lawsuit claims from men and women, and their survivors, who have suffered serious and fatal internal bleeding injuries.

“Plaintiffs in Eliquis lawsuits already have alleged that side effects occur after taking the blood thinner and any mix up in the tablets may possibly add to the risks,” says Dr. François Blaudeau, founder of Southern Med Law who is also a practicing attorney and a noted physician.

If you or a loved one suffered a life-threatening or fatal bleeding event after taking the prescription Eliquis blood thinner, you may be entitled to compensation. To speak to one of the firm’s Eliquis Lawsuit Lawyers, please call 205-547-5525 or visit for more information.

Bristol-Myers Squibb noted that the two Eliquis tablets are distinguished by their strengths, colors and markings. The 2.5 mg film-coated tablet is yellow, round, and biconvex with “893” indented on one side and “2½” on the other side. The 5 mg film-coated tablet is pink, oval, and biconvex with “894” indented on one side and “5” on the other side. According to the recall notice, patients who take Eliquis 5 mg for atrial fibrillation and take a 2.5 mg tablet instead, particularly for a prolonged period, have an increased risk of stroke, a moving blood clot, or death. Patients with a blood clot in the deep veins of the leg or a blood clot in the lung are at an increased risk of a growing or moving blood clot. Should that occur, it could be life-threatening or reversible depending on the severity and location of the blood clot. Bristol-Myers Squibb said there have not been any reports of injuries or illnesses related to this issue.

About Southern Med Law And Eliquis Bleeding Side-Effect Lawsuits

Led by Dr. François Blaudeau, the attorneys at Southern Med Law work hard to advocate and develop a strong reputation for aggressively and effectively representing people who have been injured by dangerous and defective drugs. The firm has a strong understanding of medical and legal affairs and has successfully represented clients in multiple areas including robotic surgery side-effects, uterine cancer after power morcellator and medical malpractice lawsuits. The firm is also currently representing clients in Mirena lawsuis, Essure lawsuits as well as blood thinner lawsuits.

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