Pradaxa Injury Attorneys Serving All 50 States
Have you or a loved one been injured due to the medication Pradaxa? If so, are you aware that you may be entitled to benefits and financial compensation? Speaking with an experienced Chicago Illinois Pradaxa injury attorney is a wise move.
Contact our team of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Pradaxa injury attorneys to discuss your case. They offer free consults and charge no legal fees if they do not win for you. In addition, they can help you no matter where in the United States your injury took place as they serve the entire country. This includes Los Angeles, Dallas, Philadelphia, El Paso, San Diego, Seattle, New Orleans, Miami, Boston, Chicago, Baltimore, Charlotte and Memphis.
What is Pradaxa?
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals manufactures Pradaxa. Pradaxa is an anticoagulant blood thinner prescribed to treat atrial fibrillation (AF) which reduces the risk of stroke. AF is a heart condition in which the top two chambers of the heart beat erratically and quickly. This results in a decrease of blood leaving the heart. Blood pools in the heart and clots. If the clot leaves the heart and travels to the brain, a person can suffer a stroke. Pradaxa is ingested to reduce the formation of clots.
As a result of ingesting the blood thinner, the body is unable to form blood clots. Under certain circumstances, this has resulted in uncontrolled and fatal bleeding. Common complications cited by consumers ingesting Pradaxa include the following:
- Gastrointestinal bleeding
- Cerebral hemorrhaging
- Severe internal bleeding
- Coughing up blood
- Blood in stool or urine
- Easy burning
- Joint pains or swelling
- Abdominal pain and discomfort
Doctors have recommended kidney dialysis to remove the drug from the body. Some patients however are unable to tolerate dialysis. Currently, there is no antidote for the medication.
Patients at an increased risk of developing complications associated with Pradaxa include the following:
- Over 75-years-old or older
- Existing kidney problems
- Stomach bleeding or an ulcer
- Consume other drugs that increases the risk of internal bleeding
If you are taking Pradaxa and suffered any of the complications mentioned above, seek immediate medical care. Doing so can save your life. Contact our San Diego California Pradaxa injury lawyers for more information on how to obtain damages for any injuries arising from taking the medication.
Lawyers Handling Pradaxa Lawsuits
As of 2016, the drug has been linked to 542 fatalities. Consumers have filed lawsuits against the manufacturer alleging the following complaints:
- Failure to provide adequate dosage information
- Misrepresenting the safety and effectiveness of the drug
- Failure to provide adequate warnings to healthcare professionals of drug characteristics
- Hid the risk of internal bleeding
- Failed to research the drug’s safety and proper dosing
The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation approved motions to consolidate all federal Pradaxa claims into a MDL (Multidistrict Litigation). MDL proceedings are being held in U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois (MDL No. 2385).
As of 2014, Boehringer Ingelheim agreed to pay $650 million in damages to settle over 4,000 U.S. lawsuits. The settlement resolves cases held at the state and federal level. Pradaxa lawsuit settlement amounts averages around $160,000 per plaintiff. Depending on the nature of your injury, you may be able to recover compensation for the following:
- Medical expenses
- Compensation for pain and suffering
- Lost wages
In the U.S., more than 4,000 people have filed lawsuits against Boehringer Ingelheim. You may be eligible to file a lawsuit for damages if you meet the following criteria:
- Prescribed a prescription to take Pradaxa
- Ingested Pradaxa in accordance with the prescription instructions
- Suffered a bodily injury (example – internal bleeding) after ingesting Pradaxa
Contact our Miami, Florida Pradaxa injury lawyers to speak with an experienced Pradaxa injury attorney. They can review your case and provide you with legal guidance and advice on how to proceed in filing a MDL claim.
No matter what state you were injured in our team of Houston Texas Pradaxa injury lawyers can help as they serve all 50 states and Washington D.C. including: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington D.C., West Virginia and Wisconsin.