PRADAXA

Litigation
Facts

Number of Lawsuits:

4,000 (Round 1)

Plaintiff Injuries:

Sudden uncontrollable gastrointestinal, rectal and brain bleeding

Defendants:

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals

Litigation Status:

Settled; Round 2 being pursued

 

MDL Location:

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois

 

Bellwether Trial Date:

Aug. 11, 2014; Nov. 3, 2014; Jan. 5, 2015; Feb. 16, 2015

Top Settlement:

$650 million

Georgia Pradaxa Bleeding Injury Attorney

What is Pradaxa?

The anticoagulant Pradaxa (dabigatran etexilate mesylate) is a blood thinning medication used to reduce the risk of stroke in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF). Approved in 2010, the FDA issued a drug safety communication in 2011 that clinical trials demonstrated Pradaxa patients may experience a high risk of serious bleeding events. These risk factors have not stopped German manufacturer Boehringer Ingelheim from marketing the drug, as sales of Pradaxa topped one billion dollars in 2012.

Pradaxa Side Effects

No one should discontinue taking any prescription medication without prior approval of a health care professional. However, those who have prescriptions for Pradaxa may wish to consult with their physicians regarding the risks of severe bleeding and death associated with this potentially dangerous drug, or obtain a second opinion from a different doctor regarding alternative treatments.

Patients who are working with Pradaxa Attorneys to file a lawsuit allege that some of the serious signs of bleeding include:

  • Bloody, black or tarry stools

  • Bloody or coffee ground-colored vomit

  • Coughing up blood

  • Pink or dark urine

  • Heavy or prolonged menstrual flow

  • Frequent or persistent nosebleeds

  • Prolonged bleeding from gums or cuts

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