A new lawsuit has been filed against Boehringer Ingelheim and others in San Francisco County Superior Court, charging the companies with failing to warn about the bleeding risks associated with the blood-thinner drug Pradaxa (generic: dabigatran).
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one developed bleeding complications from Pradaxa, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.
What’s the Problem?
May 10, 2017 – The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Plaintiffs Jon Bangert, Billie Barnes, Forrest Britt, et al., who allegedly suffered extensive physical injuries after being treated with Pradaxa.
Plaintiffs hold drugmaker Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc. and others responsible because they allegedly failed to adequately warn about the side effects of Pradaxa, including excessive bleeding events that are difficult if not impossible to reverse.
Pradaxa is a once-daily, orally-administered medication approved to prevent blood clots in patients following hip or knee surgery, and stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation (a-fib). The drug works by inhibiting thrombin, an enzyme that blood platelets need to stick together and form a blood clot.
Like all blood-thinners, bleeding is one of the most dangerous side effects of Pradaxa. However, unlike other blood-thinners, the outcome for Pradaxa patients who start bleeding may be very different. With warfarin, doctors can easily administer Vitamin K to reverse its blood-thinning effects.
Plaintiffs in the new lawsuit request a jury trial and seek general damages, medical and other special damages, all legal fees and any other relief as this court deems just.
Do I Have a Pradaxa Lawsuit?
The Pharmaceutical 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 injury and death cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you were injured by the side effects of Pradaxa, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.