Have you or a loved one been injured by Pradaxa? This blood-thinning drug has recently been linked to hundreds of cases of internal bleeding and hemorrhages, many of which resulted in death. If you were injured by Pradaxa, or a loved one died after using the drug, and you’re interested in filing a class action lawsuit seeking damages, our lawyers can help.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been injured by Pradaxa, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a class action suit against the manufacturer and our lawyers can help.
Pradaxa and Internal Bleeding
Since being approved in 2010, Pradaxa (dabigatran) has been linked to more than 1,100 cases of fatal bleeding. According to Boehringer Ingelheim, the company that makes Pradaxa, the internal bleeding risk associated with the drug may be up to 5x higher than originally expected. As a result, Boehringer is facing intense pressure to issue sterner warnings regarding the proper use of Pradaxa.
According to recent studies, Pradaxa bleeding side effects include:
- Any bleeding – in up to 16.6% of Pradaxa users (compared to 18.4% with warfarin)
- Major bleeding – up to 3.3% (compared to 3.6% with warfarin)
- Life-threatening bleeding – up to 1.5% (compared to 1.9% with warfarin)
- Brain Bleeds – up to 0.3% (compared to 0.8% with warfarin)
Side Effects of Pradaxa
In addition to having the potential to cause severe internal bleeding events, Pradaxa has been linked to the following serious side effects:
- cerebral hemorrhage
- heart attack
- digestive tract ulcers
- kidney failure
- pulmonary embolism
- deep vein thrombosis
Pradaxa Multidistrict Litigation
In August 2012, a multidistrict litigation (MDL) was formed to consolidate all Pradaxa Lawsuits filed on the federal level. All of the complaints involve similar allegations that Pradaxa caused severe internal bleeding events. The MDL is being handled by U.S. District Judge David R. Herndon in the Southern District of Illinois.
Do I Have a Pradaxa Lawsuit?
The Product Liability & Defective Drug Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Pradaxa lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.
Free Confidential Case Evaluation: Again, if you or a loved one was injured by Pradaxa, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a class action lawsuit and our lawyers can help.