Number of Lawsuits:
4,000 (Round 1)
Sudden uncontrollable gastrointestinal, rectal and brain bleeding
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals
Settled; Round 2 being pursued
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
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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