Pradaxa Class Action Lawsuit
The Strom Law Firm, LLC is now evaluating cases on behalf of individuals who have suffered life altering and debilitating injuries after taking Pradaxa. Pradaxa is a blood thinner intended to prevent a patient’s blood from clotting, resulting in a stroke. As a consequence of taking the drug, many Pradaxa patients have suffered from gastrointestinal problems as well as serious internal bleeding forcing them to undergo surgery. If you or a loved one suffered severe internal bleeding, heart attack, or a stroke after taking Pradaxa, you could be entitled to compensation. Call the Strom Law Firm, LLC today for a free, confidential consultation 803.252.4800.
Pradaxa Side Effects
Since it received approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2010, Pradaxa, a prescription blood thinner, has been prescribed to patients to reduce the risk of stroke or serious blood clots. The FDA also says that Pradaxa has been linked to approximately 260 deaths.
The most common Pradaxa Side Effects include:
- Unusual bleeding & hemorrhaging,
- Pink or brown urine,
- Red or black stools,
- Coughing blood,
- Vomiting that resembles blood or looks like coffee grounds,
- Bleeding from the gums,
- Regular nosebleeds,
- Joint pain & swelling,
- Weakness and swelling of the joints,
- Intestinal bleeding, and even
In fact, patients taking Pradaxa, have a 33% higher risk of suffering a heart attack or severe symptoms of heart disease than patients who are on warfarin, another drug prescribed by doctors use to treat patients at risk of stroke from blood clotting according to a study performed by the Cleveland Clinic. What is concerning is, that in many cases, many Pradaxa side effects may not be perceived as tied to the drug until more serious complications, such as internal bleeding occur.
German pharmaceutical manufacturer Boehringer Ingelheim reported in 2014 that the company faces more than 2,000 lawsuits in the United States in relation to its stroke prevention medication, Pradaxa, because the drug reportedly caused severe and even fatal bleeding. The company stated that it knew about the dangerous side effect of its blockbuster drug, but that it had to weigh the potential life-saving benefits against the harm.
On July 23, 2014, the British Medical Journal found that the risk for major adverse bleeding while taking the Pradaxa could be significantly reduced with regular blood plasma level monitoring. The study stated: “if the plasma levels of the drug were measured and the dose was adjusted accordingly, major bleeds could be reduced by 30-40% compared with well controlled warfarin.” A few years earlier, the European Medicines Agency reported more than 250 cases of serious and sometimes fatal bleeding associed with Pradaxa use.
Call For a FREE Pradaxa Case Evaluation
If you or a loved one suffered severe internal bleeding, heart attack, or a stroke after taking Pradaxa, you could be entitled to compensation. Call the Strom Law Firm, LLC today for a free, confidential consultation We will fight to ensure that you and your loved ones receive the justice you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss the facts of your case as well as your legal rights. 803.252.4800