Have you taken or know of someone who has taken Pradaxa? If so, you should be aware of the injury claims related to the blood-thinning drug, Pradaxa. Pradaxa, also known as dabigatran etexilate, produced by manufacturer, Boehringer Ingelhelm Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has been linked to uncontrollable and sometimes fatal internal bleeding among patients who were prescribed the medication. According to Bloomberg News Service, Boehringer Ingelhelm Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has publically acknowledged the drug-linked deaths of 250 patients worldwide.
In December 2011, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that they received numerous reports of serious and fatal internal bleeding injuries among patients prescribed Pradaxa. Pradaxa, a blood thinner prescribed to prevent stroke in patients with an irregular heartbeat, hit the market in 2010 and was prescribed to more than 1 million patients. Due to overwhelming safety concern, the FDA is now conducting a safety review of the drug.
If you have taken Pradaxa and experienced any of the following symptoms, you may be at risk:
- Unusual bleeding
- Discolored urine
- Red/ black stools
- Joint pain
- Extended bleeding
- Nose bleeding
- Chest pain/ Chest tightness
- Coughing up blood/ blood clots
If you are concerned that Pradaxa has harmed you or a family member, please call for a free evaluation of your claim. Drug makers have a legal responsibility to produce drugs that are safe and effective. When patients suffer from uncontrolled bleeding due to the drug, manufacturers possess legal liability. You have the legal right to seek compensation for your suffering. Our Pradaxa drug injury lawyers can help you hold the manufacturers of this drug responsible for the harm they have caused.
For a free evaluation of your claim, call 1-888-777-5635 or fill out the form to the right.