Lawyers and Settlements
What are you looking for?
Home Page >> Potential Lawsuit >> Coumadin

Coumadin (Warfarin)


Coumadin (Warfarin) is an anticoagulant medication, used to prevent the formation and migration of blood clots (known as thrombosis and embolism). Although the medication is effective, Coumadin side effects can be serious, and involve interactions with a wide range of other medications and food. Furthermore, Coumadin birth defects, including brain damage, have been reported.

FREE CASE EVALUATION

Send your Coumadin (Warfarin) claim to a Lawyer who will review your claim at NO COST or obligation.Get Legal Help Now

Coumadin

Coumadin Birth Defects Coumadin can be a very effective drug in preventing life-threatening events in patients who have Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT) or Atrial Fibrillation (A-Fib). However, Coumadin (known generically as Warfarin) is also one of the most complex drugs to use safely because it can interact with a variety of foods and medications.

Physicians need to carefully examine the medical history of patients who are candidates for this drug, and also verify that the patient is not using one of the 100 other prescription medications that are known to have dangerous interactions with Coumadin.

In addition, a number of over-the-counter drugs and herbals also have dangerous interactions with Coumadin. Genetic markers are available to determine which patients are at greater risk for Coumadin adverse reactions and serious Coumadin injury.

Coumadin Birth Defects

DESCRIPTIVE TEXTUse of Coumadin during pregnancy or risk of pregnancy is very important to avoid, since Coumadin causes a very characteristic set of birth defects, marked by bone hypoplasias (resulting for instance in "pug nose") and brain damage resulting in mental retardation.

The medication guide for Coumadin warns that women who are pregnant, or planning on becoming pregnant, should not take Coumadin. Those who take Coumadin and could become pregnant are advised to use effective birth control because Coumadin can cause death or birth defects to an unborn baby.

Meanwhile, women who are breast-feeding are warned that Coumadin may increase bleeding in the baby.

Coumadin Side Effects

Physicians need to warn their patients to report immediately if they experience any of a series of Coumadin side effect symptoms that typically precede more serious adverse reactions: Unusual bleeding or bruising; black or bloody stools; blood in the urine; tiredness; unexplained fever; chills; sore throat; stomach pain.

Other serious Coumadin side effects include death of skin tissue (signified by pain, color or temperature change to any area of the body), "purple toes syndrome," allergic reactions, liver problems and low blood pressure.

The worst scenarios for Coumadin injuries involve hemorrhagic stroke or aneurysm—both involving blood vessels that burst in the brain and fail to be self-limiting due to the drug's blocking of normal clotting that otherwise would stop the bleeding.

File your Coumadin (Warfarin) Claim

If you have had an adverse reaction to Coumadin (Warfarin) or a severe, life-threatening bleeding episode, please contact a lawyer who will evaluate your claim for free, by clicking on the link below.

Last updated on Dec-5-10

COUMADIN (WARFARIN) LEGAL ARTICLES AND INTERVIEWS

Drug Tops Warfarin in Important Study
Drug Tops Warfarin in Important Study Chicago, IL: Johnson & Johnson and Bayer AG's blood-thinning drug Xarelto was better at preventing strokes in patients with erratic heartbeats without increasing the risk of bleeding than warfarin therapy, according to a new study [READ MORE]

Race to Replace Warfarin Chases a Potential $20 Billion US Market
Race to Replace Warfarin Chases a Potential $20 Billion US Market Washington, DC: It's been around for 60 years and is one of the most common, go-to blood thinners prescribed to patients as a means to break up—or ward against—blood clots. But Warfarin, known commercially as Coumadin or Jantoven, is a complex drug that's not easy to get right. Until recently, methods used to determine a patient's suitability and tolerance for Warfarin have been described as "archaic. [READ MORE]


YOUR COUMADIN (WARFARIN) STORIES

Publish your Coumadin (Warfarin) experience here for our readers to learn from.


Request Coumadin (Warfarin) Legal Help

First name:

Last name:

Email address:

Phone number(s):

State/Prov:

Zip Code:

Damages:

Check Claim Status Advertise with us Legal Funding


Related Lawsuits

Legal Services:

Facebook



 
FAQ | TOS | Privacy | Disclaimer | About Us | Contact Us | Press | Advertise | Member Login | Jobs | Site Map | View Mobile Website |


Better Business Bureau   CAALA   Best of the Web Approved   Public Justice


This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License © 2001-2014 Online Legal Media. All rights reserved.