Effient Overview: Effient Claims & Effient Injuries

Effient is a blood-thinning drug for angioplasty patients. It was released very recently, in July 2009, with expansive media and press coverage surrounding it. In less than a year’s time, the tone of Effient’s media coverage has done an about-face: Effient prescriptions have become associated with an abnormally high percentage of bleeding events and even cancer.

One recently published study reported an increase in solid tumors found in Effient patients, particularly in the colon, lung, and prostate. The Triton-Timi 38 study, funded by the drug’s manufacturer, Eli Lilly, showed that out of approximately 13,600 patients using Effient or its rival blood-thinner Plavix, 92 Effient users developed new cancer tumors, as opposed to 64 Plavix patients.

The FDA has recently followed up by performing its own study, which indeed also found an increase in cancer tumors among Effient patients. However, the FDA has yet to issue a warning concerning the potential cancer risk of using Effient.

If you or a loved one has suffered harm from taking Effient or Plavix, and you are considering legal action, you may be able to recover for your damages. You should consult an experienced Effient attorney today. There is always a state-imposed time limit for filing claim, so depending on when you suffered your injury, the clock is ticking and you don’t want it to run out before recovering the damages you deserve.

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