Pradaxa was released in the United States in 2010 as an anticoagulant to help prevent strokes or serious blood clots in people who are suffering from atrial fibrillation.
After it was also endorsed by the American College of Cardiology Foundation as well as the American Heart Association in February, 2011. Afterward, the drug was prescribed millions of times and sales of Pradaxa skyrocketed.
However, on December 7, 2011 the FDA reported that they were evaluating reports of serious and even fatal massive internal bleeding in patients taking Pradaxa. The drug label contains a warning about significant or fatal bleeds, however, it does not warn that these hemorrhages may not be able to be treated or reversed.
If you or a loved one have been affected, it is important to speak with a Plano Pradaxa lawyer about your legal rights.
After more than a year of receiving these grave reports the FDA has announced that it will begin an investigation into the safety of this drug that has been prescribed millions of times.
They are also examining whether or not the drug manufacturer Boehringer Ingelheim previously knew of the dangers of Pradaxa based on the evidence provided in the clinical trials. A Plano Pradaxa lawyer can explain more.
Lawyers have already helped families of those injured or killed after taking the drug file a lawsuit.
A Plano Pradaxa lawyer can let you know your legal rights and whether you are entitled to substantial compensation to recover for your loss. Contact us today if you or someone you love suffered an injury or death after taking Pradaxa.
There have been reports that indicate Pradaxa had been a risk since it was first released.
Only weeks after the drug's FDA approval, MedWatch had linked Pradaxa to more adverse events than over 98.7% of drugs on the market. And after only 5 months, there were several hundred reports of serious injury and or death from massive internal bleeding.
Although other anticoagulants such as Wayfarin have the propensity to cause internal bleeding, they can usually be controlled with the administration of fresh frozen plasma, PCC (prothrombin complex concentrate) and vitamin k.
These measures usually do not work with Pradaxa.
A Plano Pradaxa lawyer will be able to explain how the maker of the drug may have known of these dangers, but failed to warn patients. Lawyers with the Pradaxa Litigation Group have helped families recover millions after dealing with an injury or death from a defective drug.
These lawyers were some of the first to help Pradaxa patients and are available to discuss your case today. Lawsuits such as this for drug injuries can be complex and very valuable legal matters.
Before choosing a lawyer, 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 lawyers and law firms in the country to make sure your case is handled properly. Contact us today for more information on the side effects, treatment and litigation associated with Pradaxa. We are available 24 hours a day to answer questions and provide you with help.