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. 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. Call us to talk to a Pradaxa lawsuit lawyer regarding your claim.
What is Pradaxa?
Pradaxa is an anticoagulant similar to Xarelto, but 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 the safe and convenient choice when it was approved in 2010.
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 affects. 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.
Side Effects of Pradaxa
Pradaxa is taken orally, with or without food. 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 stoke.
Injuries Caused by Pradaxa
If you or someone you know was prescribed Pradaxa and has suffered injuries like severe internal bleeding or even exsanguination, 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.