Pradaxa has been prescribed to hundreds of thousands of patients suffering from atrial fibrillation as a means to prevent blood clots from forming in the body.
Although it was marketed as a safer and more convenient option, there are reports that link Pradaxa to dangerous and potentially fatal side effects that include:
So far there have been nearly 1,000 reports of patients who were prescribed Pradaxa suffering serious injury or death.
If you or a loved one have been affected, it is important to learn your right to file a Minneapolis Pradaxa lawsuit.
Boehringer Ingelheim, the maker of Pradaxa has admitted to receiving over 260 reports of patient death from the drug between 2008 and 2011. Authorities in the United States, Japan, Australia and Europe have now issued warnings about the drug.
Due to the manufacturer of Pradaxa’s failure to adequately warn of the risks, there are experts that fear the number of patients injured to be significantly higher. Attorneys are helping those families affected file a lawsuit for their loss.
If you or someone you love suffered an injury or death after taking Pradaxa, it is important to learn your rights about a Minneapolis Pradaxa lawsuit. Contact us today to speak with an attorney about your options.
Since the FDA's approval of Pradaxa on October 19, 2010, the evidence of this drug's danger has quickly spread. Towards the end of the first quarter of 2011, the FDA's MedWatch had received over 500 reports of fatal, disabling and other severe internal hemorrhages (bleeding).
On December 2011, the FDA announced it would launch an investigation into the safety of the drug after all of the negative reports.
Those already affected by the drug, however, can file a Minneapolis Pradaxa Lawsuit today.
A March 6, 2012 report in the Journal of Neurosurgery explained the serious risks of Pradaxa in greater detail by experts. While most anticoagulants like Coumadin and Wayfarin can be treated with reversal agents like fresh frozen plasma and vitamin K. These measures do not work with Pradaxa.
The manufacturer of Pradaxa, Boehringer Ingelheim, failed to disclose that there is no reversal agent. This means that, when a patient develops internal bleeding, there is very little that doctors can do to stop it.
Attorneys with the Pradaxa Litigation Group have helped thousands of victims file a claim for defective drug injuries or death. They are some of the first offering to help those families affected by this drug file a Minneapolis Pradaxa lawsuit.
These same lawyers are available to discuss your case and help today. Drug injury lawsuits are often complex legal matters. Before you trust an attorney, make sure they are qualified to handle this type of case and have experience fighting large drug companies.
The Pradaxa Resource Center works with only the top defective drug attorneys and law firms in the country to make sure your case is handled properly. Contact us today for more information on the side effects of Pradaxa and to learn your legal options. We are available 24 hours a day to answer your questions and provide help.