Choose an experienced attorney if you’re considering a Pradaxa lawsuit
The blood thinner medication Pradaxa is prescribed to reduce the risk of stroke and atrial fibrillation, which is a condition associated with an irregular heartbeat. Pradaxa, however, may cause more harm than good. The drug is linked to about 260 worldwide deaths as well as cases of internal bleeding.
If you or a loved one experienced serious Pradaxa side effects, or you lost a loved one who took Pradaxa, contact a drug injury lawyer in Massachusetts. Call the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone at 1-800-WIN-WIN-1 to learn about your rights. A Pradaxa injury lawyer may be able to help you pursue compensation for your losses.
Serious health risks linked to Pradaxa (known generically as dabigatran) include:
- Internal bleeding
- Gastrointestinal bleed
- Heart attack (myocardial infarction)
- Rectal bleeding
Pradaxa under investigation by FDA
The German pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim AG manufactures Pradaxa and received approval to market the drug in October 2010. The drug was intended as a replacement for Warfarin. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in December 2011 received reports of bleeding linked to Pradaxa and began an investigation. In its safety review, the FDA is trying to find out if bleeding events among patients using Pradaxa is more frequent than expected.
Results of studies have shown a link between Pradaxa and serious side effects. According to an Archives of Internal Medicine study in January 2012, Pradaxa was linked to a slightly higher risk of heart attack or acute coronary syndrome.
Pradaxa has no antidote, which means that if patients start to bleed internally, there is no medication that can stop the bleeding. The patient will bleed out, or suffer serious injuries or death.
Contact a Pradaxa side effects lawyer
If you or a loved one was taken Pradaxa and experienced adverse side effects, contact a Pradaxa attorney today. We may be able to help you with a Pradaxa lawsuit. Call 1-800-WIN-WIN-1 to speak with the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone. Your consultation with us is free and confidential.
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