This page is for informational purposes only. We are not currently accepting Coumadin cases at this time.

What is Coumadin?

Coumadin (warfarin sodium) was approved by the FDA in 1954 for use as an anticoagulant (blood thinner) to prevent blood clots and strokes in patients who have the heart condition atrial fibrillation, an irregular heartbeat that can lead to the accumulation of blood in the upper chambers of the heart.  This drug is both one of the oldest and one of the most common blood thinners on the market.

Coumadin Side Effects

According to a New England Journal of Medicine study, 33 percent of 99,628 elderly hospitalizations involve warfarin.  Internal bleeding is the most well-known Coumadin side effect and potentially the most deadly.  Because Coumadin thins the blood, it can make it difficult for blood to clot after an injury, which could lead to severe internal bleeding.  Signs of Coumadin internal bleeding include:

  • Bleeding in the gums
  • Frequent nose bleeds
  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Bloody urine
  • Bloody stools
  • Excessive bruising
  • Bruises that increase in size
  • Coughing up blood
  • Vomiting blood

Other Coumadin side effects may include:

  • Tissue death (necrosis)
  • Embolisms
  • Immune system disorders
  • Vascular disorders
  • Liver disorders
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Skin disorders
  • Respiratory problems
  • Chills

Contact a Coumadin Lawyer

Coumadin, like other blood thinners including Pradaxa and Xarelto, has been shown to create a high risk of internal bleeding which could be fatal, along with other serious Coumadin side effects.  If you have suffered internal bleeding or hemorrhage or other Coumadin side effects, you could be eligible to pursue substantial compensation for your damages in a dangerous drug Coumadin lawsuit.  To learn more about your rights in a free legal consultation, contact a Coumadin lawyer today.

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