You may be eligible to file a Kansas Pradaxa lawsuit if you took Pradaxa and suffered from a stroke, pulmonary embolism, heart attack, or internal bleeding. Contact Attorney Group for Kansas today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. Depending on the circumstances, you may be eligible to file a Kansas Pradaxa lawsuit and seek compensation for your injuries.
Pradaxa, introduced as a blood thinner in 2010, was designed to help reduce the occurrence of strokes in patients living with atrial fibrillation. Physicians also prescribed Pradaxa to patients who were going to be undergoing knee and hip replacement procedures that could increase the risk of blood clots. The medication was intended to work as a blood thinner to prevent clots from traveling to the patient’s lungs, heart, or brain.
When reports began to surface of potential complications in patients taking Pradaxa, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) stated that Pradaxa and another blood thinner, warfarin, posed similar side effects and that Pradaxa was no more dangerous than warfarin. However, Pradaxa patients suffering from heavy bleeding may be five times more likely to die than those who experience similar symptoms from warfarin, according to the Institute for Safe Medication Practices.Is Pradaxa Safe?
You may consider filing a Kansas Pradaxa lawsuit if you notice one of the following indications that you are suffering from internal bleeding:
- Frequent, persistent nosebleeds
- Pink or dark urine
- Coughing up blood
- Easy or unusual bruising
- Coffee ground-colored or bloody vomit
- Fainting, headaches, dizziness
- Heavy or prolonged menstrual flow
- Persistent or unusual tiredness or weakness
- Heavy or prolonged bleeding
Those who take Pradaxa may suffer from more common side effects such as nausea, abdominal pain, heartburn, vomiting, gastrointestinal ulcers and GERD. According to statistics, it is estimated that more than 540 individuals have died due to complications from Pradaxa. As the medical community, the public and news and media outlets begin to take notice of the possibility of adverse and life-threatening Pradaxa complications, more patients may consider coming forward to file a Kansas Pradaxa lawsuit and seek compensation for their injuries.
According to reports, more than 4,000 Pradaxa patients have filed lawsuits against Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals due to alleged complications like brain, rectal, and gastrointestinal bleeding. According to court documents, claims being pursued in federal court have been consolidated into a multidistrict litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois. Five bellwether trials are scheduled for August, September, and November of 2014 with two others slated to begin in January and February of 2015
Most recently, Boehringer Ingelheim agreed to a $650 million settlement to resolve approximately 4,000 federal and state Pradaxa lawsuits. Although the company agreed to the settlement, it denied that it had acted out of negligence and claimed that it would continue to stand behind its product. While there has been a Pradaxa settlement, this does not prevent future plaintiffs from pursuing claims against the company. Contact an attorney today to learn more about your legal options.
Do You Have a Kansas Pradaxa Lawsuit Claim?
If you or someone you love suffered from internal bleeding or other life-threatening complications due to Pradaxa, you may be eligible to file a Kansas Pradaxa lawsuit. Contact Attorney Group for Kansas today to learn more about filing your Kansas Pradaxa lawsuit and recovering damages for your injuries. We can help answer your questions and connect you with an affiliated attorney who can handle your Kansas Pradaxa lawsuit and assist you throughout the legal process.