Effient Lawyers: Potential Lawsuits for Cancer from Effient

Harvey Kirk

By Harvey Kirk
Posted November 2, 2010


The product liability lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are evaluating whether compensation may be available through an Effient lawsuit for individuals diagnosed with new cancers or worsening solid tumors after using the relatively new blood thinner. Experts have expressed concern that Effient side effects may increase the relative risk of certain cancers.

According to an analysis published in the Archives of Internal Medicine in June 2010, Effient may promote tumor growth when compared to the competing blood thinner Plavix. Researchers looked at data from a clinical trial that was used to gain FDA approval for the blood thinner, known as TRITON-TIMI 38.

It appears that Eli Lilly & Co., the manufacturer of Effient, may have failed to adequately evaluate the risk of cancer from Effient or warn about the potential side effects.

The Effient lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are evaluating the potential for lawsuits over cancer from Effient. To submit information about a potential case for review by our attorneys, request a free consultation and claim evaluation. All cases are being reviewed on a contingency fee basis, which means that there are no fees or expenses unless a recovery is obtained.


12 Comments • Add Your Comments

  • martin says:

    after having a heart attack i was put on effient and had subdural hematoma apx. 3 months later!

    Posted on March 23, 2011 at 9:13 pm

  • Candace says:

    Effient is bad drug!!Causes much bleeding.MDs prescribe without really looking at patients medical history and then don’t follow up.. also don’t report adverse drug reactions as required!!

    Posted on January 11, 2013 at 6:08 pm

  • Paul says:

    My father has been on Effient for a couple months now after having a stint put in. He is in his sixties. My father was suddenly hopisitalzed, suffering from heavy breathing, his condition got worse and in the hospital they discovered 5 legions in his brain. He has recently put on a lot of weight abnormally, his speech is slurred, and one eye looks different from the other. Doctors have ruled out stroke and are currently running test. He is about to take a PET SCAN and we are still waiting on a diagnosis.

    Posted on March 11, 2013 at 8:00 pm

  • mike says:

    after having a stent i was placed on effient , after 8 months i woke up in icu due to upper gi bleeding, they called code on me while trying to give me blood, i was given 7 units of blood, 10 units of platelets, i made it thru that, i now have a growth showing up in my kidney, my liver has become enlarged, my blood levels still get messed up, my ferritin levels are very low , i live with constant headaches, fatigue and have never become myself since all the tranfusions, i dont know what allis going on but one things for sure i will never take effient again and suggest no one else does either!!

    Posted on April 24, 2013 at 8:28 pm

  • Luigi says:

    After suffering a heart attack and having stents put in August 2012 I was administered effient, 2months later October 2012, I suffered an acute subdural hematoma, spending 21 days in ICU and I am still to this day in recovery. If I would have been made aware of the risks, I would have definitely refused to take effient.

    Posted on September 4, 2013 at 10:19 am

  • RICHARD says:


    Posted on November 23, 2013 at 1:23 pm

  • Mary says:

    I had a stent put in my heart, was put on Effient. I ended up in the hospital 2 months later bleeding internally. While in the hospital they took me off Effient, I stopped bleeding. I was told I had to go back on it. Ended up back in the hospital bleeding again. I told my Dr it had to be the medicine, She said I can’t go off of it. Ended up having surgery to find the bleed, took myself off the medicine have not had a bleed since

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 12:42 pm

  • Duncan says:

    Had heart attack September 2010, three stents in LAD. Dr prescribed Effient. November 9 went to ER with severe headache, spent week in hospital with 7 cm spontaneous subdural hematoma in left frontal lobe. Cardiologist wanted me back on Effient, neurologist said no way.

    Have not been on an anti-coagulant since.

    Posted on January 26, 2015 at 12:49 pm

  • Jon says:

    Stent surgery on February 3rd – re hospitalized on March 13th with internal bleeding in my colon.
    Previous colon resection in 2011 because of internal bleeding “diverticulitis” had my medical records been properly reviewed should not have been prescribed “Effient” (prasugrel) .
    After a colonoscopy to identify source of blood and Embolization was performed for refractory arterial bleedings. I was released four days later after bleeding stopped. I requested to be placed on the drug Plavix.

    Posted on March 18, 2015 at 12:30 pm

  • Ryan says:

    I was on effient for 2 years i was in the hospital twice for bleeding had to get blood

    Posted on March 13, 2017 at 2:01 pm

  • GW says:

    Aug 24, 2016 had stent in LAD, was placed on Effient. TWO days later, Aug 26 , rushed to hospital diagnosed with Pontine Hemmorage — bleeding in the Pons area. A year later still suffering deficiencies: multiple eye deficiencies–constant jumping eye, double vision, no lateral gaze, and cannot close left eye; as well as left facial palsy, and right side hemiparesis. On permanent disability, can’t work, can’t drive, life is bad for me and my family!

    Posted on August 31, 2017 at 9:03 pm

  • Frank says:

    Had stents put in 4 of them was prescribed effient a year later ended up in the hospital with major kidney bleed since then have cysts growing in my right kidney and who knows what else because of this drug.

    Posted on June 10, 2019 at 2:19 pm

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