When Pradaxa was released in the United States in 2010, it was marketed as a safer and more effective way to protect patients that were suffering with atrial fibrillation from the risk of pulmonary embolisms, strokes and blood clots.
Now, experts have uncovered serious health risks with the drug that can lead to Pradaxa death.
In December, 2011, after receiving hundreds of complaints of serious injury and death from patients taking Pradaxa, the FDA announced that it would launch an investigation into the safety of the drug.
The severe side effects that have been reported from taking Pradaxa are an uncontrollable internal bleeding of the kidneys, brain and gastrointestinal organs as well as the risk of heart attacks.
There are questions now being raised about the maker of Pradaxa, a German pharmaceutical company called Boehringer Ingelheim.
Did they know of the serious and even fatal health risks associated with taking Pradaxa?
Why was more not done to warn patients of the deadly consequences?
There are Lawyers who are helping patients and their families who have suffered from the drug file legal claims for their losses.
If you or someone you love has suffered and injury or a Pradaxa death from taking this drug, it is very important that you speak with a lawyer to discuss your legal options today. You may be entitled to substantial compensation for your loss. There is only a limited time available for you to file a claim.
The German pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim has admitted to receiving over 260 reports of Pradaxa death during 2008 to 2011.
However, there are many experts that believe the number of Pradaxa death is much higher.
Authorities in Australia, Japan and Europe have already issued warnings about the safety of the drug.
Pradaxa has been compared to other blood thinners such as Warfarin and Coumadin in a detailed report on March 6, 2012 in the Journal of Neurosurgery.
Many anticoagulants have a risk of internal bleeding, but can usually be treated with a reversal agent such as vitamin K, However, with Pradaxa; doctors have found little they can do to stop it once the drug causes internal bleeding.
Due to the fact that the drug maker failed to warn patients and doctors of the serious risks that can even lead toPradaxadeath, they now face thousands of lawsuits.
The Pradaxa Litigation Group has helped thousands of families who have suffered the injury or loss of a loved one from the side effects of a defective drug. These same lawyers are waiting to discuss your case with you today.
Before you choose your attorney, make sure that they have the experience and qualifications necessary to take on large drug companies. We are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week to provide you with a confidential evaluation of what legal options are available to you. Contact us today.
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