Pradaxa®

Pradaxa® Blood Thinner Lawsuits

Pradaxa® is an anticoagulant drug manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim.  Pradaxa® was approved by the FDA in 2010 to prevent blood clots and strokes in people suffering from atrial fibrillation. Pradaxa® was supposed to be more safe and effective than the traditional blood thinners like Coumadin® (also known as Warfarin), but Pradaxa® (along with Xarelto® and Eliquis®) may put patients at risk for irreversible and life-threatening internal bleeding.

Pradaxa® Severe Bleeding Dangers

For more than 50 years doctors have prescribed Warfarin (marketed under the brand name Coumadin®) for patients who suffer from atrial fibrillation to reduce the risk of blood clots and strokes in these patients. Over the past decade, drug manufacturers have developed other drugs, like Pradaxa®, to try and gain a market share of this industry.  Like Eliquis® and Xarelto®, Pradaxa® belongs to a new family of anticoagulants that do not have a reversal agent, or antidote, to stop the drugs’ blood-thinning effects in the event of a serious bleeding event.  Warfarin has an antidote that can be administered to a patient taking the drug if that patient develops a serious bleed, and the antidote immediately negates the blood-thinning effects of the drug.  The severe bleed can then be treated and the patient’s blood will clot.  Since Pradaxa® does not have an antidote, when a patient taking the drug has a severe bleeding event, nothing can be done to make the blood clot to stop the bleed.  This can result in serious injury or even death, particularly when the bleeding event occurs internally.

Pradaxa® Bleeding Injuries

The attorneys at Franklin D. Azar and Associates are investigating the following Pradaxa® side effects:

  • Blood Clots
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Kidney Bleeding
  • Hemorrhagic Stroke (Brain Bleeding)
  • Intracranial Bleeding (Bleeding in the Skull)
  • Uncontrollable bleeding
  • Death

What Can I Recover in a Lawsuit

By filing a lawsuit, you may be able to recover compensation for any losses stemming from the bleeding event, such as:

  • Past and Future Medical Bills
  • Lost Wages
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Funeral Expenses