What’s Going On?
Pradaxa lawsuits allege the drug’s maker failed to provide adequate warnings about its association with serious internal bleeding, including the lack of an antidote to stop Pradaxa bleeding. The FDA received reports of 542 Pradaxa deaths and 3,781 side-effect incidents tied to the drug in 2011. Regulators in the U.S., Europe, Japan and New Zealand have all issued warnings regarding the risk of serious Pradaxa internal bleeding. The first trial in the federal Pradaxa litigation established in Illinois federal court is expected to begin in the summer of 2014.Call Us Today:
What Do I Do Now?
If you’re considering filing a Pradaxa lawsuit, it is important that you keep track of all of your doctors’ appointments, treatments and expenses. Ask your doctor for a copy of all of your medical records, and track days absent from work due to your injury or medical treatments.
You should also contact an attorney to learn more about your legal rights and the process for filing a Pradaxa bleeding lawsuit.Call Us Today:
How Much Can I Get?
Pradaxa lawsuits are moving through the courts right now. If you use Pradaxa and suffered life-threatening internal bleeding, you may be entitled to significant financial compensation for your medical care, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Our lawyers are available to evaluate your case for free, and can provide you with valuable information about your legal rights and the process for filing a Pradaxa lawsuit.Call Us Today:
If you took the widely prescribed blood thinner, Pradaxa and suffered life-threatening internal bleeding or hemorrhaging afterward, you may be eligible to file a Pradaxa lawsuit.
Cerebral hemorrhaging, stomach bleeding, internal bleeding after a minor trauma, and even death are just a few of the side effects that have already prompted a rising number of plaintiffs to file Pradaxa lawsuits over the drug.
Pradaxa, a blood thinner used to reduce the risk of strokes and embolism in those who suffer from non-valvular atrial fibrillation, was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2010. In its first year after entering the market, the Boehringer-Ingelheim-manufactured drug was linked to more than 500 deaths in the U.S. and named in 932 adverse event reports by the end of 2011.
Patients taking Pradaxa should also know that the drug’s internal bleeding-related side effects are extremely dangerous since there is no antidote to reverse it. Researchers at the University of Pecs in Hungary released a report on Sept. 24, 2012 showing that patients taking Pradaxa were three times more likely to suffer from excessive bleeding than those who took warfarin, a similar blood thinner.
Plaintiffs who have filed claims after suffering from Pradaxa side effects allege the blood thinner’s manufacturer failed to warn consumers of the risks associated with it.
As of December 2012, there were 150 Pradaxa lawsuits pending in the federal multidistrict litigation (MDL) based in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois. The Pradaxa litigation is expected to rise in the coming months.
If you suffered any of the above Pradaxa side effects, read on.
If you suffered life-threatening internal bleeding from Pradaxa, you may be entitled to significant financial compensation for your medical care, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages. The attorneys at Bernstein LIebhard LLP are offering free legal evaluations to victims of Pradaxa side effects. To learn more about filing a Pradaxa lawsuit, please contact one of our lawyers today, at .