Pradaxa Lawsuits

Patients who used the anticoagulant drug Pradaxa and developed serious bleeding problems may qualify to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the drug. Many families have filed Pradaxa lawsuits on behalf of loved ones who died or were injured due to excessive bleeding which occurred after their use of the drug.

Pradaxa was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in October 2010 as an anticoagulant drug to limit the risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation. However, unlike other anticoagulants, there is no antidote to stop excessive bleeding in Pradaxa patients. As a result, minor bumps or falls could cause severe and potentially fatal bleeding.

Health officials with the Food and Drug Administration, in Japan and in Europe have expressed concerns about the increased risk of side effects that may be associated with Pradaxa. Patients taking the drug may develop cranial hemorrhage, gastrointestinal bleeding or other complications as a result of the excess bleeding.

At least 260 deaths due to excess bleeding among Pradaxa patients have been recorded so far, according to statements by the drug’s manufacturer. The FDA launched an investigation in December 2011 to determine whether Pradaxa users may face a greater risk of side effects than patients taking warfarin (Coumadin) or other blood thinning drugs.

If you or a loved one used Pradaxa and developed severe bleeding or other complications, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit. For a free legal consultation, contact the lawyers at Hissey Kientz, LLP by calling toll-free at 1-866-275-4454, or by filling out the free contact form on this page.

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