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Pradaxa Bleeding Side Effects

Pradaxa Bleeding Side Effects Lawsuit Pradaxa Bleeding Side Effects | Side Effects: internal bleeding, Gastrointestinal hemorrhaging/bleeding, Cerebral hemorrhaging/bleeding, Ulcers, Death | Lawsuit, Lawyer, Attorney

Pradaxa Bleeding Side Effects Lawsuit

Have you or a loved one suffered a life-threatening Pradaxa bleeding side effect? By the end of 2011 - little more than a year after the blood-thinning medication was approved for use in the U.S. - the maker of Pradaxa acknowledged that there had been least 260 deaths among people who suffered serious Pradaxa bleeding side effects. Parker Waichman LLP is currently investigating Pradaxa side effect reports, including:

  • Life-threatening internal bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal hemorrhaging/bleeding
  • Cerebral hemorrhaging/bleeding
  • Ulcers
  • Death

If you or a loved one suffered a serious, life-threatening Pradaxa side effects, especially internal bleeding, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress and other damages. The Pradaxa bleeding side effect lawyers at Parker Waichman LLP are currently offering free consultations to anyone injured by this drug. To discuss a potential Pradaxa bleeding side effect lawsuit with one of our experienced and dedicated defective drug lawyers, please contact Parker Waichman LLP today.

Pradaxa Bleeding Side Effects Reports

Manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim, Pradaxa was approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in October 2010 to prevent blood clots and strokes in people with atrial fibrillation. Pradaxa, part of a class of drugs known as Direct Thrombin Inhibitors, has been touted as an improvement over warfarin, a blood thinner that has been widely used for years.

Since its U.S. approval, Pradaxa has been the subject of an increasing number of Pradaxa bleeding side effect reports. In late 2011, Boehringer Ingleheim acknowledged that between March 2008 and October 31, 2011, it had received 260 reports worldwide of deaths related to Pradaxa bleeding side effects. In August 2011, after 81 elderly Pradaxa patients, including 5 who died, suffered serious bleeding events in Japan, regulators in that country ordered Boehringer to warn doctors about dangerous bleeding side effects. Just months later, in October 2011, European regulators recommended that new information be added to the Pradaxa because of reports of bleeding side effects that were fatal. Finally, in December 2011, the FDA announced it was evaluating post-marketing reports of serious bleeding side effects in patients taking Pradaxa.

While warfarin also poses a risk of serious bleeding events, warfarin bleeding can be treated with vitamin K. However, there is no antidote for Pradaxa bleeding side effects, other than discontinuing the drug. As a result, Pradaxa bleeding side effects are extremely dangerous and should be reported to a doctor immediately. Symptoms of Pradaxa side effects include:

  • Lethargy and fatigue
  • Unusual bruising or bleeding / hemorrhaging
  • Pink or brown urine
  • Red or black tarry stools
  • Coughing up blood
  • Vomiting that resembles blood or looks like coffee grounds
  • Bleeding from the gums
  • Frequent nosebleeds
  • Joint pain or swelling
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness and swelling of the arms, hands, feet, ankles or lower legs
  • Menstrual or vaginal bleeding that is heavier than normal

No Antidote For Pradaxa Bleeding

Pradaxa was brought to market with great fanfare, with its maker touting it as being safer than traditional blood thinners, like warfarin (brand names Coumadin, Jantoven and Marfarin). And it is true that Pradaxa will not react with certain foods the way warfarin will to increase the likelyhood of bleeding events. However, warfarin bleeding can be stopped via the administration of vitamin K. There is no antidote for Pradaxa bleeding at this time, making Pradaxa bleeding events potentially far more deadly.

Legal Help for Pradaxa Bleeding Side Effect Victims

If you or a loved one suffered a life-threatening Pradaxa bleeding side effect while taking this drug, you may have valuable legal rights. To learn how our Pradaxa bleeding side effect lawyers can assist you, please fill out our online form or call 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529).

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Study Finds Pradaxa Has Had Little Effect on Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation, Though More Doctors Are Using Pradaxa for Off-Label Uses

Sep 27, 2012 | Parker Waichman LLP
Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured by defective drugs, is alerting the public to a new study which has found that despite the 2010 introduction of Pradaxa as a treatment to prevent stroke in people with atrial fibrillation, the rate of oral-anticoagulant therapy in that patient population has not changed. At the same time, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that the use of Pradaxa to treat...

In Recognition of Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month, Parker Waichman LLP Informs Users About the Potential Risks of Using Pradaxa

Sep 11, 2012 | Parker Waichman LLP
Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured by defective drugs, is recognizing Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month by warning that Boehringer Ingelheim’s Pradaxa is allegedly associated with potentially fatal hemorrhages. According to the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, AF is the most common form of cardiac arrhythmia, a condition where the heart beats at an abnormal rate. A regular heartbeat is controlled by an electrical...

Pradaxa Bleeding Lawsuits Moving Forward in Federal Litigation

Sep 7, 2012 | Parker Waichman LLP
In less than a month, more than 50 cases have been added to the newly-formed Pradaxa Multidistrict Litigation that claims the blood thinner Pradaxa (dabigatran) causes serious and fatal gastrointestinal bleeding and cerebral hemorrhaging and is no safer or more effective than its predecessor. According to a report from The Madison Record, a local legal journal, there are now 78 Pradaxa bleeding lawsuits included in the multidistrict litigation currently in U.S. District Court for the Southern...

Report Casts Critical Light on FDAs Speedy Approval of Boehringer Ingelheims Pradaxa, Other Allegedly Risky Drugs

Sep 6, 2012 | Parker Waichman LLP
Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured by defective drugs, is informing the public about a new report in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) that analyzes the risks of expedited approval for drugs such as Pradaxa. According to the report, Pradaxa was approved without proper safety evaluation. Since its recent approval, the drug has raised serious safety concerns over reports of internal bleeding, for which there is...

Pradaxa Lawsuits Consolidated Before Judge David Herndon in Southern District of Illinois

Aug 9, 2012 | Parker Waichman LLP
Today all Pradaxa lawsuits filed in federal district courts throughout the United States will be consolidated before Judge David Herndon in the Southern District of Illinois.In choosing Judge Herndon to preside over the Pradaxa litigation, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation cited his handling of the Yaz and Yasmin litigation, also currently pending in the Southern District of Illinois. Pradaxa lawyers filing new cases in federal district courts will have their cases...

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