Pradaxa Injuries and Lawsuits
Have you or someone you love taken the blood thinner, Pradaxa and experienced side effects such as severe internal bleeding and hemorrhaging or heart attack? Approved in 2010, Pradaxa gained popularity quickly, mostly because many claimed that it contained fewer interactions than Warfarin, an older blood thinner. Yet, within one year of its approval, it was already under investigation with a staggering number of severe bleeding events. These episodes ranged in severity from hospitalization to permanent disability to death.
Perhaps most alarming is that many patients suffered internal bleeding following simple injuries and minor falls. While there is no sufficient way to reverse the effects of Pradaxa in patients experiencing a bleeding emergency, the number of cases resulting in permanent disability and even death increases dramatically. For this reason, many criticize the drug manufacturer (Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.) for not developing an antidote for Pradaxa.
Warnings and precautions regarding Pradaxa were approved in 2012, yet there remains no treatment for reversing Pradaxa-related bleeding. If you or someone you love has experienced the devastating side effects of Pradaxa, you need to know your options when it comes to your potential claim regarding defective drugs.
The attorneys at the Harman Law Firm are fully equipped with the resources and experience needed to fight for justice and the right compensation for you. Call today to schedule a free initial consultation.
Harmful Symptoms Associated With Pradaxa
While blood thinners, or anticoagulants contain a risk for bleeding, consumers who have taken Pradaxa have suffered harmful symptoms including:
- Unusual bleeding and bruising
- Frequent nose bleeding or bleeding gums
- Heavy menstrual cycles
- Brown or pink urine
- Black stools
- Vomiting or coughing up blood or blood clots
- Severe fatigue, lethargy
- Muscle weakness and joint pain
- Inflammation (feet, ankles, lower legs, hands)
If you or a loved one are currently taking Pradaxa, it’s important not to stop taking it right away, as it is believed to increase the risk of stroke in those that suddenly stop taking it. Even so, if you or someone you loved has suffered harm as a result of Pradaxa, the defective drug attorneys at the Harman Law Firm want to speak with you about your injuries.
You deserve to be compensated for your injuries—you can count on the attorneys at the Harman Law Firm to fight on your behalf.
For a free initial consultation to discuss your options, contact the Harman Law Firm today.