We are accepting Pradaxa cases for individuals who have suffered internal bleeding during Pradaxa usage.
Our dangerous drug lawyers are pursuing cases for individuals who have suffered internal and/or excessive bleeding during the use of Pradaxa. The injuries suffered from this severe bleeding have been noted to cause significant harm, including death. Lawsuits for individuals harmed by Pradaxa seek compensation for the injuries caused by the drug, medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages.
The blood thinning medication Pradaxa (dabigatran etexilate) is one of the top selling drugs in the U.S. due to its ability to effectively prevent individuals from suffering stroke and blood clots in patients with abnormal heart rhythm (atrial fibrillation). Pradaxa is an anticoagulant that works by the clotting protein thrombin. Preventing these blood clots helps to reduce the risk of a stroke. It is administered in capsule form.
There have been multiple class action lawsuits filed on behalf of individuals who have suffered from catastrophic bleeding after taking Pradaxa.
The manufacturer of Pradaxa, Boehringer Ingelheim, knew that taking the drug left a possible risk of patients seriously bleeding. However, it failed to warn individuals of the defective and dangerous nature of the drug. Therefore, the pharmaceutical company may face liability for lawsuits filed from those injured.
Does Pradaxa Cause Uncontrollable Bleeding?
Pradaxa was approved by the FDA and launched in the U.S. in 2010. In 2011, Boehringer Ingelheim was forced to adjust the drug's label and issue a warning for potentially fatal bleeding in Japan, New Zealand, and Europe.
Soon after, the FDA began evaluating reports on Pradaxa as bleed-related deaths continued to mount at a rate significantly greater than other similar blood thinner drugs. Boehringer Ingelheim reported 260 fatal bleeding events related to Pradaxa between March 2008 and October 2011.
Unlike other blood thinners, Pradaxa does not require monthly blood tests and has no counteracting drug should excessive bleeding occur.
Although the risk for excessive bleeding is present for anyone taking Pradaxa, certain patients may be at a higher risk, including those who:
- Are 75 years of age or older
- Have existing kidney problems
- Have stomach bleeding or an ulcer
- Are taking other drugs that also increase the risk of bleeding, such as aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids), and other blood thinners
What are Signs of Bleeding Caused by Pradaxa?
Certain physical symptoms may appear if your Pradaxa medication causes internal or excessive bleeding to occur, including:
- Coughing up or vomiting blood
- Frequent nose bleeds
- Heavy menstrual bleeding
- Pink or brown urine
- Red or black stools
If you are taking Pradaxa and experience any of the above symptoms, seek medical attention immediately.
What are the Criteria for Filing a Pradaxa Excessive Bleeding Lawsuit?
If you were harmed by taking Pradaxa, you may be entitled to compensation from the drug manufacturer for your injuries.
The following criteria must be met in order to file a Pradaxa lawsuit:
- Must have taken the Pradaxa drug brand. Generic versions do not meet the criteria for a lawsuit.
- Suffered from one or more of the following complications while taking Pradaxa:
- Internal bleeding
- Excessive bleeding
- Injury from passing out/falling
- Hemorrhagic stroke (cerebral hemorrhage)
Filing A Pradaxa Class Action Lawsuit
At the law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C., our dangerous drug lawyers represent patients suffering from severe injury or harm after taking Pradaxa. For this type of lawsuit, a class action lawsuit may be filed. A class action lawsuit is when a large number of individualized claims are represented by one lawsuit. Filing this type of lawsuit may be beneficial in some scenarios because often due to the large number of claims within the lawsuit, the efficiency of the legal process can increase, and costs of litigation could become lower.
However, class action lawsuits can be detrimental in one's case, and filing an individual claim may be more beneficial to a victim. Our top rated Pradaxa lawsuit attorneys recommend you have an experienced attorney look into your claim to determine your best options.
Statute of Limitations For Pradaxa Excessive Bleeding Lawsuits
The statute of limitations for a Pradaxa lawsuit varies from state to state. If you miss a deadline, your claim will be lost forever. To avoid these consequences, it is imperative that you contact our experienced attorneys immediately.
Who Is The Best Pradaxa Lawyer?
The Pradaxa internal bleeding attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. understand issues relating to all Pradaxa side effects. This allows us to get the best settlements for our clients.
It is important to have an attorney not afraid to fight for you when you have dealt with any Pradaxa side effect.
Contact Our Pradaxa Lawyers
Our Pradaxa drug lawyers have a detailed knowledge and understanding of these types of cases, injuries suffered and their treatment. This is essential to understanding to achieving the best possible settlement or jury verdict for our affected clients.
We are currently accepting cases on behalf of patients who had internal bleeding due to Pradaxa.
For more information about dangerous drug claims or to get help from the top-rated Pradaxa drug lawyers, call our law firm at (888) 797-8787.
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There is absolutely nothing to lose. If your case is unsuccessful for any reason, you will not owe us anything.
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- No money to hire us or get started on your case
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