Pradaxa Internal Bleeding Lawsuit

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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: In May 2014, Boehringer Ingelheim and attorneys for plaintiffs reached a Pradaxa settlement agreement for $650 million, which would resolve about 4,000 Pradaxa bleeding lawsuits.


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.

In March 2016, a Pradaxa reversal agent, Praxbind, became available to help doctors stop Pradaxa bleeding events.

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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  1. andrew Reply

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

  2. SHARON Reply


  3. Monica Reply

    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. SK Reply

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

  5. lucky nichols Reply

    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. Heather Reply

    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

  7. Rick Reply

    I had been feeling ill for a while and lost about 25 lbs in 2 weeks because I couldn’t eat anything without getting nauseas. My stool was coming out black which generally means internal bleeding. When I passed out in the bathroom after getting off the toilet and woke up white as a sheet and not really knowing what was going on, my wife took me to the hospital. They ended up giving me three units of blood (which is a lot) and ran a scope down my throat when my blood level continued to drop. They found a duodonen ulcer that was bleeding pretty good and patched up the immediate problem and I felt better and was able to eat again. I’m 64. I’m still on the drug but only take half the dosage I’m prescribed, because I’m afraid it may be affecting me adversely. Because it’s a new drug with no generic it costs me $120.00 per prescription. I don’t want to be paying some outrageous price for a drug that could cause me to bleed to death.

  8. Steve Reply

    Due to my dads death back in Feb and unknown I am starting to wonder whether or not this medication is related to his death any way. My question is this. What is the procedure for an estate lawyer? We need documentation and is there a chance we might have a case against the drug manufacturer or is it a gamble?

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