Have you or a loved one been harmed by Pradaxa?
Pradaxa lawsuits are currently being filed for serious bleeding injuries and deaths related to the blood thinner. If you or a loved one have been a victim of a serious injury from Pradaxa, please contact us right away for a free consultation.
What is Pradaxa?
The use of Pradaxa has been linked to life-threatening complications, including massive internal bleeding and intracranial hemorrhage. Over 4,000 victims will receive money from drugmaker Boehringer Ingelheim as part of a settlement related to Pradaxa.
Most of these victims suffered serious injuries, and hundreds lost their lives, as a result of the adverse effects of Pradaxa.
Pradaxa (generic name dabigatran) is an anticoagulant used to prevent blood clots. Specifically, it is used to prevent strokes in patients who suffer non-valvular atrial fibrillation. The manufacturer of Pradaxa failed to adequately ensure the safety of the drug and failed to warn the medical community and consumers of the bleeding risks involved.
They are now being held responsible for their actions. In October 2013, the Institute for Safe Medication Practices named Pradaxa as one of the most dangerous drugs on the U.S. pharmaceutical market. The Institute reported that within a few months after Pradaxa received FDA approval, 3,781 adverse event reports, including 542 deaths, were submitted to the agency.
Symptoms of Pradaxa internal bleeding may include:
- Vomiting or coughing up blood
- Vomit that resembles coffee grounds
- Unusual lethargy
- Abnormal bruising or bleeding
- Urine that is pink or brown
- Stools that are red or black and tarry
- Bleeding gums
- Frequent nosebleeds
- Weakness and/or swelling of the arms or hands
- Weakness and/or swelling of the feet, ankles or lower legs
- Pain or swelling in the joints
The manufacturer of Pradaxa failed to adequately ensure the safety of the drug and failed to warn the medical community and consumers of the bleeding risks involved.
Who Should File a Pradaxa Lawsuit?
Our Pradaxa lawyers are currently evaluating and investigating claims on behalf of patients who suffered serious internal bleeding events as a side effect of taking the dangerous drug. If you have suffered a serious bleeding event or loss of a loved one while taking Pradaxa, contact us immediately.
In many cases, filing a lawsuit is the only way to recover money that is lost from hospital expenses, lost wages, and for some – funeral costs. Others file lawsuits because they want to make a difference and prevent others from suffering through the same horrors as they have. Van Wey Law Can Help, No Matter Where You Live. To discuss the specifics of your potential lawsuit in a free and confidential consultation, contact us today. You may call us at 1(888)-694-8093.