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The Dangers of Pradaxa and the New Generation of Blood Thinners
For many years, patients in danger of suffering from deep vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism, or stroke took the anticoagulant Warfarin in order to reduce their risk of blood clots. However, in recent years drug companies developed a new generation of blood thinners, including Pradaxa and Xarelto, that they marketed as being better than the traditional drug. Unlike Warfarin, those taking the drug would not need regular monitoring and would not need to stay on a strict diet.
However, as Pradaxa was picked up for use by doctors and hospitals, problems began to emerge. Aside from the drug’s stated side effects like gastrointestinal issues, Pradaxa also sometimes caused serious internal bleeding events such as stomach bleeding, intestinal bleeding, and intracranial bleeding. Not only that, but unlike Warfarin, Pradaxa did not have a reversal agent: there was no antidote that could stop the blood thinner’s effects.
In fact, since the drug has been prescribed over 850,000, researchers believe that at least 1,000 people have died because of the drug and thousands more have been seriously harmed.
Pradaxa Wrongful Death Lawsuit
In 2012, a retired doctor named Zhensheng Liu suffered a fall and struck his head. What should have been a minor injury turned deadly: the man suffered an uncontrollable cerebral hemorrhage that doctors couldn’t control and he died. After the incident, his medical care team told his family that the reason for his injury and death was Pradaxa, a blood thinner Liu had begun taking in 2011 in order to reduce his chance of blood clots and stroke.
Liu’s surviving family members have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the German manufacturer of the drug, Boehringer Ingelheim, stating that the pharmaceutical company’s warning labels were not accurate and that they misled consumers.
This is far from the only Pradaxa lawsuit that has been filed. In fact, in 2014, Boehringer Ingelheim paid out over $650 million to 4,000 victims of Pradaxa, and there are still many left who want justice and compensation.
The Compensation You Need & Deserve
If you have been injured by Pradaxa, you may have needed blood transfusions, surgery, rehabilitation, and a hospital stay. You may have also missed work not to mention gone through an extremely traumatic experience. If you can prove that your injuries could have been prevented if not for Pradaxa, you may be owed the following compensation for damages:
- Medical costs related to your injuries.
- Lost wages and lost earning potential.
- Pain and suffering.
- Loss of quality of life.
- Punitive damages.
A defective drug attorney can help you fight for compensation and justice.
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We are here to help the victims of Pradaxa injuries and their families. Don’t continue to wonder if Pradaxa was the root cause of your medical emergency. Instead, talk to our attorneys about your story and find out if there is evidence to move your case forward. We offer free, private consultations, both in person or over the phone, so that you can get your questions answered and find out you next move. Call us today to find out more about our services, as a question, or schedule your meeting with a Pradaxa lawsuit lawyer.