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Pradaxa Bleeding Hemorrhaging | Lawsuits, Lawyers | Side Effects: Unusual bruising or bleeding, 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

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Pradaxa Lawsuit | Side Effects : Internal Bleeding, Internal Hemorrhaging, Bleeding

Pradaxa Lawsuits |  Lawsuit, Lawyer, Attorney | Side Effects : Internal Bleeding, Internal Hemorrhaging | Lawsuit, Lawyer | Side Effects: Internal Bleeding, Internal Hemorrhaging Unusual bruising or bleeding, Bleeding from the gums, Frequent nosebleeds, Joint pain or swelling, Headaches, Dizziness, Weakness and swelling of the arms, hands, feet, ankles or lower legs, Death.

Pradaxa Lawsuit | Side Effects : Internal Bleeding, Internal Hemorrhaging, Bleeding

Have you or someone you care about suffered life-threatening internal bleeding or hemorrhaging side effects while taking Pradaxa? The defective drug lawyers at Parker Waichman LLP are currently investigating reports that some Pradaxa patients have experienced serious internal bleeding or hemorrhaging side effect episodes. In some instances, Pradaxa bleeding, internal bleeding / hemorrhaging side effects was not discovered in a timely manner, leading to death.

If you or someone you know experienced serious Pradaxa bleeding / hemorrhaging that might be associated with the drug, our defective drug lawyers want to hear from you today. We are currently offering FREE Pradaxa lawsuit consultations to all victims of Pradaxa bleeding / hemorrhaging side effects. To discuss your potential Pradaxa bleeding / hemorrhaging or other Pradaxa side effects lawsuit with an experienced defective drug lawyer, we urge you to contact us today.

Pradaxa Bleeding / Hemorrhaging Side Effects Reports

Pradaxa (dabigatran etexilate) is a blood thinner that was approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in October 2010 to prevent blood clots in patients with atrial fibrillation.

Symptoms of Pradaxa bleeding include:
  • Lethargy
  • 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.
  • Death

No Antidote For Pradaxa Bleeding

No Antidote For Pradaxa Bleeding

Life Threatening Pradaxa

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.




Pradaxa Side Effects May Have Caused Patient Deaths From Bleeding / Hemorrhaging

Pradaxa Side Effects May Have Caused Patient Deaths From Bleeding / Hemorrhaging

Have you suffered side effects from taking Pradaxa?

In September 2011, Pradaxa became the subject of an investigation in New Zealand after as many as five elderly Pradaxa patients reportedly died as a result of internal bleeding / hemorrhaging. Another 36 patients reportedly suffered bouts of serious internal bleeding / hemorrhaging. New Zealand media outlets reported that some families claimed the chain of events leading to their relatives' deaths began when they switched from warfarin to Pradaxa, and infections set in after their conditions had deteriorated to the point of hospital admission.

The New Zealand reports came weeks after regulators in Japan asked the maker of Pradaxa to notify doctors about potentially deadly bleeding / hemorrhaging in some Pradaxa patients. According to a letter sent to Boehringer Ingelheim by the country's health ministry, between March 14 and August11, 81 elderly patients taking Pradaxa suffered heavy bleeding / hemorrhaging, leading to five deaths. Japanese officials suggested that patients older than 70 may need a lower dose of Pradaxa. Bleeding / hemorrhaging is also a side effect of older blood thinners, such a warfarin. But warfarin bleeding can be treated with vitamin K. There is no antidote available for bleeding caused by Pradaxa and similar drugs, known as direct thrombin inhibitors.

Pradaxa Lawsuit | Legal Help for Victims of Pradaxa Bleeding

If you or a loved one suffered serious Pradaxa bleeding / hemorrhaging while taking the drug, you may have valuable legal rights. To learn how our Pradaxa bleeding lawyers can help you file a Pradaxa Lawsuit, please fill out our online form or call 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529) today.

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Lost Pradaxa Files Cost Boehringer Nearly $1M in Fines

Dec 12, 2013
Drug maker, Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH, has been charged with a nearly $1 million fine, a judge has ruled, for withholding or failing to preserve files sought in litigation. The “countless” files, Bloomberg News reports, were sought by patients who filed lawsuits over Boehringer’s blood thinner, Pradaxa. U.S. District Judge David Herndon, located in East St. Louis, Illinois, is overseeing more than 1,700 consolidated lawsuits brought over allegations that Pradaxa caused...

Study: Pradaxa May Increase Viral Infection Risks, Severity

Apr 3, 2013
An emerging study reveals that the blood thinner Pradaxa (dabigatran etexilate mesylate) may increase the risks for, and severity of, viral infections. In recent months, Pradaxa also has been linked to injuries and deaths related to uncontrollable bleeding. University of North Carolina researchers found that Pradaxa blocks a key component in the human blood clotting system, which may increase these viral infection risks. This includes increased risks for the flu and myocarditis, a cardiac...

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 gastrointestiinal  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...

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