Pradaxa Internal Bleeding Lawsuit

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Published: January 1st, 2012

The new blood thinner Pradaxa has been linked to an increased risk of serious and potentially life-threatening bleeding, leading many to question its safety. 

PRADAXA LAWSUIT STATUS: Users of Pradaxa who suffered severe internal bleeding, hemorrhages or other problems may be eligible to pursue a Pradaxa lawsuit. Lawyers are reviewing potential claims for individuals throughout the United States.


MANUFACTURER: Boehringer Ingelheim

OVERVIEW: Pradaxa (dabigatran) was released in October 2010 as an anticoagulant, but received more consumer complaints to the FDA’s MedWatch adverse event reporting system in its first three months on the market than 98.7% of the other drugs.

The drug is meant to be a replacement for warfarin and is supposedly easier to use because it requires less monitoring. However, warfarin can be quickly counteracted by doses of Vitamin K when a bleeding problem occurs. There is no such remedy available when Pradaxa side effects cause internal bleeding.

PRADAXA INTERNAL BLEEDING SIDE EFFECTS: In the first year Pradaxa was on the market, there were more than 360 deaths attributed to internal bleeding from Pradaxa and some experts have raised questions as to whether the drug’s pre-approval clinical trials were valid.

Complaints of Pradaxa problems have included hemorrhages, especially among the elderly and those with impaired kidney function. Other reports suggest that the drug has proven ineffective in some cases, leading to deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism due to blood clots Pradaxa failed to treat.

While all blood thinners carry a risk of bleeding problems, there has been growing alarm over Pradaxa deaths and the high number of complaints of bleeding from doctors and patients.

In December 2011, the FDA announced it was launching a safety review of Pradaxa, after only 14 months on the market. The agency will evaluate post-marketing reports of serious bleeding events. The investigation came about a month after the manufacturer announced it was investigating Pradaxa death reports.

FIND OUT IF YOU MAY QUALIFY FOR A PRADAXA LAWSUIT: As a result of the drug makers’ possible failure to adequately warn about the risks associated with their medication, Pradaxa lawyers are evaluating whether users may be entitled to compensation through a product lawsuit.

Submit information regarding a potential Pradaxa lawsuit to have your case reviewed and evaluated by an attorney. If it appears that you, a friend or family member may be entitled to compensation as a result of Pradaxa side effects, you may be contacted by a lawyer.

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There Are 6 Comments So Far • (Add Your Comments)

  1. hi andrew i also was taking padaxa and was bleeding im on that drug now


  3. I have to agree with what Sharon said, Please listen to we are saying. Ten months ago, Pradaxa killed my mother as well. If you know someone taking this drug you need to get them to stop taking it !

    If only we had known then,
    these things I am just now finding out,

    What the drug makers didn’t bother to say,

    My mother would still be alive
    and here with me today !!!

    I Miss You Mom

  4. I am looking for a REPUTABLE LARGE firm for a Pradaxa referal

  5. I am on Coumadin, I was in the protime clinic and another patient was asking the pt rep about the new drug. The pros wa great. She mentioned who was not candiates for the drug. I have had problems w/my kidney levels in the past so that knocked me out, Thank God. My blood count drops really low for unknown reasons. At that time I am checked for internal bleeding. My condolences to all of you whom have lost a loved one. To any one out there taking this drug, stop. I’ve read where folks say that a certain drug works for them w/o the side effects so they will disregard the warning. As sad as the cases are. Hopefully many will learn and live from what they have read.

  6. My cousins father took this drug. He needed emergency surgery, but bled out due to this drug and is now dead. He only took 28 out of the prescription

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