Pradaxa Lawsuit Lawyer
Attorneys for Pradaxa Claims
There have been more than 4,000 Pradaxa lawsuits filed against Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals regarding Dabigatran, sold under the name Pradaxa. All of the Federal lawsuits have been consolidated into a single multi-district litigation in the United States District Court of Southern Illinois. Call us to talk to a Pradaxa lawsuit lawyer regarding your claim.
What is Pradaxa?
Pradaxa is a medication primarily prescribed to prevent blood clots and strokes in patients with atrial fibrillation. Pradaxa is an anticoagulant that is also used to treat pulmonary embolisms. It is an anticoagulant similar to Xarelto, however, it is different because it has a specific antidote (Idarucizumab) that reverses the drug’s blood-thinning effects. Because of the drug’s reversible nature, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals spent more than $400 million promoting Pradaxa as a safe and convenient choice when it was approved in 2010. Pradaxa is taken orally, with or without food.
State and Federal Pradaxa Lawsuits
In 2011, more than 500 patients had lost their lives due to the inability to stop excessive bleeding following the use of Pradaxa, and thousands of others had reported suffering serious side effects. In 2014, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals announced it would pay $650 million to settle all 4,000 state and federal Pradaxa lawsuits. The main complaints stated were wrongful death and sudden uncontrollable gastrointestinal, rectal, and brain bleeding.
What are the Side Effects of Pradaxa?
Because it is intended to prevent your blood from clotting, Pradaxa may cause excessive bleeding from minor injuries that normally would not bleed as much. The most commonly reported side effect of Pradaxa is gastrointestinal upset. The FDA also warns that suddenly stopping or missing doses of Pradaxa may increase the risk of blood clots or strokes.
What Injuries are Caused by Pradaxa?
Pradaxa may increase the risk of severe internal bleeding or even exsanguination following a minor injury, stroke, and/or blood clots after discontinuing use as well as sudden uncontrollable gastrointestinal, rectal, or even brain bleeding.
If you or someone you know was prescribed Pradaxa and has suffered injuries, contact us today to learn your rights. You may be entitled to recover damages. Call Simmons and Fletcher, P.C. at (713) 932-0777, to find a Pradaxa lawsuit lawyer that’s right for you.
*Never stop taking a prescribed medication without consulting your physician first.