Hundreds of patients are filing lawsuits against Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, alleging that its product, Pradaxa, increases the risk of internal bleeding, cerebral hemorrhaging and gastrointestinal complications. Over 100 claims are currently pending throughout the U.S. against the manufacturer, and that number may increase as additional plaintiffs come forward.
Have you or a loved one taken Pradaxa and you suffered from internal bleeding or other serious complication such as cerebral hemorrhaging? You may be eligible to file a Tennessee Pradaxa lawsuit with the help of an experienced attorney to seek compensation for medical expenses, loss of earning capacity or wages and pain and suffering.
Overview of Pradaxa
Designed to reduce the risk of strokes in those with atrial fibrillation, Pradaxa was initially approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2010. Its manufacturer maintained that Pradaxa would help patients as it would prevent deep vein thrombosis in those needing hip or knee surgeries. Although it should help to prevent strokes and blood clots as it is a blood thinner, patients have allegedly been injured while taking the medication. If you have suffered from complications, consider filing a Tennessee Pradaxa lawsuit to seek compensation.
Clinical trials and adverse event reports claim that Pradaxa may cause death as there is no antidote for the medication. Although other similar medications also increase the risk of internal bleeding, these drugs have a counteractive medication that can be administered to correct the complication. The FDA maintains that Pradaxa is no more dangerous than other anticoagulants.
Can Pradaxa Cause Side Effects?
Allegations against the manufacturer include claims that the medication increases patients’ risks of suffering from internal bleeding and other complications. Although Pradaxa was initially designed to help stop the body from naturally forming clots, blood clots are still necessary if an individual is injured or wounded. Still, while other blood thinners may increase a patient’s risk of bleeding, plaintiffs allege that Pradaxa was not released with a drug or medication to counteract its effects and, due to the lack of an antidote, is much dangerous than other anticoagulants.
If you or someone you love have noticed the following signs or symptoms that could be indicative of internal bleeding or other life-threatening complications, consider seeking legal counsel to learn more about your rights. You may be eligible to file a Tennessee Pradaxa lawsuit against the manufacturer.
- Persistent fatigue
- Unusual weakness
- Frequent, prolonged or persistent nosebleeds or bleeding from gums or cuts
- Prolonged or heavy menstrual flow
- Bloody or dark vomit
- Easy or unusual bleeding
- Bloody, black or tarry stools
- Pink or dark urine
Are There Pending Lawsuits?
Although many patients have reportedly not experienced complications or adverse effects while taking Pradaxa, over 542 reports of death due to Pradaxa were submitted to the FDA. Additionally, while allegations of internal bleeding appear to be the focal point in many claims, Pradaxa may also be linked to:
- Abdominal pain or discomfort
- Vomiting, heartburn, nausea
- Gastrointestinal ulcers, GERD
A recent decision has been made by the court overseeing the multidistrict litigation (MDL), or consolidation of Pradaxa lawsuits, to hold the first five bellwether trials in the following months:
- August, September, November 2014
- January, February 2015
To Learn More about Filing a Tennessee Pradaxa Lawsuit, Contact Us Today
If you or someone you love are taking Pradaxa and you are experiencing adverse or severe side effects, you may be entitled to seek compensation for your injuries by filing a Tennessee Pradaxa lawsuit. At Attorney Group for Tennessee, we can provide you with a no obligation consultation, free of charge, and help you to determine if you have a valid claim. We will connect you with an experienced attorney who will handle your Tennessee Pradaxa lawsuit and work to help you seek compensation to which you may be entitled.