For many years, AFib, or atrial fibrillation, has been commonly treated with a blood thinner such as warfarin, Coumadin, or Jantoven. Coumadin for AFib was so common for so long it was considered the ‘first line of treatment’ for those suffering. But now new guidelines have come out suggesting that Coumadin for AFib isn’t exactly safe. So, if you’ve been taking Coumadin for AFib, could you potentially have a case against your doctor, or the pharmaceutical companies that promoted this for so long?
The short answer is probably not, but keep your eyes out as information changes. If you are one of the unlucky ones who had issues with severe bleeding, however, it’s possible to contact a lawyer and see what your options are.
The reason that Coumadin for AFib is no longer recommended is because of the serious and sometimes fatal bleeding that can occur. Coumadin is a blood thinner, but recent research has shown that it does its job too well in some cases, resulting in damage. And when that happens? Yes, you may just have a case in court.