Heparin Litigation

Heparin litigation refers to defective drug lawsuits that seek to secure compensation for those who have been injured as a result of severe heparin side effects, a heparin overdose, or contaminated heparin. Produced by Baxter Healthcare, B. Braun, and a number of other pharmaceutical companies, heparin is a widely used anticoagulant drug that, when administered via injection, thins the blood and treats deep vein thrombosis, arrhythmia, acute coronary syndrome, and pulmonary embolism. Heparin may also be used during heart surgeries or while an individual is on life support.

Heparin is known to cause some serious side effects, including severe allergic reaction, heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (when the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy blood platelets), and osteoporosis. To complicate the risks associated with heparin, Baxter Healthcare distributed nine batches of contaminated heparin (leading to a heparin recall in 2008), and some medical professionals have been administering improper doses of the drug (i.e. giving adult doses of heparin to children).

Any of the above mentioned problems can cause serious injuries to patients - even death. Those who have been injured as a result of taking heparin will have a legal claim against the drug company, and they will be entitled to compensation for their injuries and losses.

How to Start & Win a Heparin Lawsuit

Injured heparin patients can learn more about their legal rights and get their case started at no upfront cost to them by attending a complimentary initial consultation with experienced defective drug attorneys. During this meeting, a skilled attorney will evaluate a victim's case, provide him with expert advice on how to proceed, and offer legal services on contingency (meaning we don't get paid unless or until a settlement is granted to a client).

To ensure that each injured patient has the strongest possible heparin lawsuit, lawyers will:

  • gather all necessary evidence, including medical reports, lab results, and blood work.
  • interview all witnesses
  • scrutinize the defense to point out its inconsistencies, fallacies, and weaknesses
  • aggressively litigate victims' cases against corporate lawyers in any necessary legal proceeding, including heparin class action lawsuits, individual heparin lawsuits, arbitration, and mediation.
  • work tirelessly to help victims get through the legal process efficiently while also securing the maximum possible settlement award.

If you or a loved one have used heparin and suffered from any side effect including allergic reaction, thrombocytopenia, or osteoporosis you should contact us immediately for a free and confidential case review. You may be entitled to compensation and we can help.