Effient Lawsuits Likely After Reports Of Increased Cancer Risks
The blood thinner medication, Effient, was only released a year ago to compete with Plavix in preventing heart attacks and strokes. However, Effient injury lawyers say that Effient lawsuits are likely after recent studies reported increased incidences of colon, lung and prostate cancer as well as significant bleeding risks.
Effient (prasugrel), is made by Eli Lilly and Japanese drug maker Daiichi Sankyo. Although Effient was only approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Association (FDA) a year ago, it already carries a black box warning about significant bleeding risks and has been identified in recent Archives of Internal Medicine articles as increasing the risk of certain solid cancers such as those found in the colon, lungs and prostate.
In fact, Effient's makers financed their own study which analyzed 13,608 Effient and Plavix users over a 15 month time period. The results showed 64 new solid cancers in Plavix patients, but a startling 92 new solid cancers in Effient patients – which has caused leading cardiologists to come forward wit their concerns about the drug and to insist that additional clinical testing be done.
Effient injury lawyers say that this new information will likely result in Effient lawsuits as the manufacturers may have rushed the drug to market to compete with Plavix and failed to warn consumers about dangerous Effient side effects. If you have been injured and are contemplating filing an Effient lawsuit, you should know that you could be entitled to both:
- Effient lawsuit economic damages. Economic damages include damages that are quantifiable such as lost wages, lost earnings and hospital bills.
- Effient lawsuit non-economic damages. Non-economic damages include damages such as pain and suffering, emotional distress and loss of enjoyment of life.
Do You Have An Effient Lawsuit?
If you think that you might have an Effient lawsuit, contact an Effient injury attorney right away to evaluate your situation. It's important to keep in mind that every state has its own time limit, or statute of limitations, in which you must file an Effient lawsuit. So, contacting an Effient lawyer as soon as possible is advisable – even if it's just to get additional information on what is needed to file an Effient lawsuit.