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What Is Coumadin?
Coumadin, or warfarin sodium, is a prescription medicine used to treat blood clots. It also helps to lower your chance of blood clots forming in your body. It treats and prevents blood clots by thinning the blood so you blood can flow easily throughout your body.
Are There Any Dangers or Side Effects Associated with Coumadin?
There are dangers and side effects that may occur if you take Coumadin. You may have a higher risk of bleeding if you:
- Are 65 years or older;
- Have high blood pressure;
- Have a Low blood count;
- Have Cancer;
- Take other medications that increase your risk of bleeding; or
- Take warfarin sodium for a long time.
While taking Coumadin, you make also experience signs or symptoms, such as:
- Pain or swelling;
- Heavy menstrual bleeding
- Headaches or dizziness; or
- Pink or brown urine.
Coumadin may also have a negative interactions with some food and beverages. Warnings suggest that you should not eat large amount of leafy green vegetables containing vitamin K. The interaction of Coumadin with vitamin K can lower the effect of Coumadin.
Women who are pregnant, plan to get pregnant, or who plan to breastfeed should inform their doctor of this information before taking Coumadin.
What If I Have Suffered an Injury from Coumadin?
If you have an injury because of taking Coumadin, you may have grounds to file a lawsuit against the company who makes the drug. Coumadin lawsuits arise due to:
- Life-threatening side effects;
- Defective tablets;
- Birth defects;
- Overdose because of the strength of the tablets; or
- Medical malpractice, due to failure to properly and regularly monitor patients’ blood levels.
In the past, people injured by Coumadin have filed class action lawsuits. If the courts find that you are part of the class of people to sue for Coumadin injuries, you can enjoy the benefits of a class action lawsuit, including lower trial costs. Whether the Coumadin company agrees to settle or the injured parties win the case, the injured parties can receive money damages to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Do I Need a Lawyer for Help with Coumadin Injury issues?
There are many legal elements you must prove to successfully handle a case concerning a prescription drug. Hiring an experienced personal injury lawyer is the best way to protect your rights and compensate your injuries. An attorney has the legal knowledge and experience to manage your lawsuit from start to finish.
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Last Modified: 06-29-2017 03:58 PM PDT
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