Pradaxa Blood Thinner Litigation Attorneys
West Palm Beach and Palm Beach County
Pradaxa, manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim, is an anticoagulant (thrombin inhibitor) that helps prevent the formation of blood clots. It is also used by people with atrial fibrillation to reduce the risk of a stroke and blood clots. Pradaxa is also used by individuals to treat or reduce blood clots in the leg veins (deep vein thrombosis, or DVT) or lungs (pulmonary embolism, or PE).
Pradaxa was often marketed by the manufacturer as an alternative to Warfarin (Coumadin).
The primary claim against the pharmaceutical company was it failed to warn consumers about the risk of severe bleeding. Pradaxa was a blood thinner that, when launched, did not have an antidote to reverse its bleeding events. Unfortunately, many patients who used Pradaxa lost their lives or reported serious side effects.
Side effects included bleeding to death (fatal hemorrhage), bruising and internal bleeding, gastrointestinal bleeds, indigestion, heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), abdominal pain, blood in urine or stool, vomiting blood and an increase in risk of heart attack.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has also alerted the public to important storage and handling requirements for Pradaxa capsules. The FDA states that, “Due to the potential for product breakdown from moisture and loss of potency, Pradaxa capsules should only be dispensed and stored in the original bottle or blister package and patients should be aware of the specific handling requirements.”
If you or a loved one suffered a major bleeding event after taking Pradaxa, you may be entitled to compensation for mental anguish, medical expenses, and other damages. Please call our Defect Drug Lawyers or contact us here for a free consultation.
Please note that in some matters, we may co-counsel or refer the case to another lawyer or law firm.