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Pradaxa Blamed for Uncontrolled / Irreversible Bleeding

Pradaxa was approved by the FDA and introduced to the US market in 2010. Pradaxa has been marketed as a replacement for the more popular blood thinner Warfarin. Just two years after it was introduced, however, Pradaxa was blamed for over 500 deaths due to reports of uncontrollable bleeding and hemorrhaging, sparking many Pradaxa lawsuits.

If you’ve been harmed while taking Pradaxa, you might be entitled to compensation.


What is Pradaxa?

Pradaxa (dabigatran etexilate mesylate) is an anticoagulant medication used to reduce the risk of stroke in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. It works to prevent the formation of blood clots by inhibiting the action of thrombin, the body’s clotting protein. The drug has also been prescribed to prevent venous thromboembolism (VTE) following hip or knee replacement surgeries.

What are the risks?

The biggest risk when taking Pradaxa involves incidents of uncontrolled bleeding which can lead to death. This risk is greatest in patients who are 75 years of age or older, patients with kidney problems and patients with recent or recurring stomach or intestinal bleeding due to stomach ulcers.

In January 2012, the FDA approved a revised product information label for Pradaxa that warns that at this time there is no specific agent or medication that can reverse bleeding due to Pradaxa and that the body must eliminate it, naturally, by way of the renal system.

Side Effects

Pradaxa exhibits many of the same side effects as other anticoagulant medications, such as Xarelto including:

  • Unusual bleeding from the gums
  • Nose bleeds
  • Heavier than normal menstrual or vaginal bleeding
  • Severe or uncontrollable bleeding
  • Pink or brown urine
  • Bruising
  • Coughing up blood or blood clots
  • Vomiting blood
  • Heart Attack
  • Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage (bleeding in brain/hemorrhagic stroke)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Pulmonary Hemorrhage (bleeding in lungs)
  • Spinal or Epidural Hematoma
  • Adrenal Bleeding
  • Hemoglobin Decrease
  • Blood Clots (DVT, Pulmonary Embolism)
  • Transfusion
  • Death

The FDA has advised that patients who have had adverse reactions after taking Pradaxa should not stop taking Pradaxa due to the risk of stroke, but should call their healthcare professional immediately.

Pradaxa Lawsuit History

Each Pradaxa lawsuit has settled for $180,000 on average and some are still settling. See this article for details.

What You Can Do Now

If you have been taking Pradaxa and experienced any of the side effects listed above, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. To find out, schedule a free case review today!

Regardless of where you were administered Pradaxa our team of Pradaxa lawsuit attorneys 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.

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