Pradaxa is a prescription blood thinner medication manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The drug is meant to help people who are living with an increased risk of stroke or blood clots due to atrial fibrillation. However, Pradaxa has been linked to a number of dangerous and even life-threatening side effects not anticipated by users or medical providers who have prescribed the dangerous medication.
FAQ About Pradaxa’s Dangers
What are the most common Pradaxa side effects?
Mild side effects can include rash and itching, but more common side effects include heartburn and gastrointestinal distress. In extreme cases, Pradaxa can cause internal bleeding. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) received more than 2,300 reports in 2011 alone of Pradaxa causing internal injuries and another 542 reports of lethal internal hemorrhaging. This number was later verified to be 582.
What can I do if I think my Pradaxa prescription is hurting me?
You should never stop taking a prescription medicine without consulting with your doctor. If you are experiencing sharp pain or discomfort, please seek immediate medical attention. An anti-Pradaxa medicine known as Praxbind was approved by the FDA in 2015, which was designed to specifically stop Pradaxa-caused internal bleeding. It might be possible for medical providers to supply you with this medicine.
Does the FDA know the dangers of Pradaxa?
Yes, in 2014 the FDA began an investigation into the potential health complications caused by Pradaxa.
Who is liable for my Pradaxa injuries?
In a dangerous drug case, it is unlikely that you will be able to hold your own doctor accountable for prescribing the medication. Instead, the manufacturer Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. may be held liable for your damages.
Can I sue for Pradaxa injuries?
Yes, there have been thousands of lawsuits filed for Pradaxa injuries already. Most claims allege Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals did not research their own medicinal product well enough before releasing it to medical markets. Others allege the company knew of the dangers but did not disclose them to medical providers.
Who Can Help Me with a Pradaxa Lawsuit?
If you live in Missouri and take Pradaxa, you can rely on Bertram & Graf, L.L.C. to help you with your Pradaxa injury claim. Our Kansas City product liability lawyers and personal injury attorneys are known far and wide for being true legal champions who protect the rights of the wrongfully injured.
To pursue every penny of compensation you deserve from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, call (888) 398-2277 to speak with a legal team unafraid of taking on even the largest of opponents.