Pradaxa lawyers note that a Pradaxa antidote is close to being approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Pradaxa was introduced in 2010 as a blood thinner intended to prevent strokes in patients with atrial fibrillation. The medication is also used to prevent blood clots from traveling to the brain and to prevent deep vein thrombosis in hip surgeries and knee replacement procedures. However, the blood thinning medication has been linked to uncontrollable bleeding in patients.
If you or a loved one took Pradaxa and suffered severe internal bleeding or other complications, contact Attorney Group for more information. We offer free, no-obligation consultations and can inform you of your options. If you decide to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated Pradaxa lawsuit attorney.
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Antidote Developed To Reverse Pradaxa Effects
Boehringer Ingelheim, the maker of Pradaxa, has been developing the Pradaxa antidote for patients who experience uncontrollable or excessive bleeding and who are unable to form blood clots due to their use of Pradaxa. According to datamonitorhealthcare.com, the new antidote called Idarucizumab, is a fully humanized antibody fragment that works by binding to Pradaxa and reversing its anticoagulation effects.
Pradaxa’s sales have been in decline recently due the dangers associated with the lack of a reversal agent, with public lawsuits against Boehringer Ingelheim reaching $650 million in more than 4000 cases filed, the website reports. The FDA approval of the antidote is expected to occur in November 2015.
Affected Patients May Be Entitled to Compensation
Patients who took Pradaxa and suffered complications may be entitled to compensation for their injuries. Damages may include:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
- Mental anguish
If a patient dies from complications after taking Pradaxa, his or her family members may be able to pursue claims for their loved one’s wrongful death. Compensation may include:
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish
- Medical expenses
- Conscious pain and suffering of a loved one prior to death
Affected families are encouraged to speak with a Pradaxa lawsuit attorney to learn more about their rights and remedies.
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If you or a loved one took Pradaxa and suffered severe internal bleeding or other complications, contact Attorney Group for more information. You can fill out the form on this page, call us at the number listed at the top of the page, or email us at [email protected].
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