October 18, 2012 – Experts have warned that patients taking the popular blood thinner Pradaxa could experience injury or death from uncontrollable internal bleeding. Now, a judge has ruled that those affected have the right to proceed with lawsuits against the maker of the drug.
Anyone who suffered internal bleeding or had a loved one affected by taking Pradaxa is urged to speak with a lawyer about their legal rights as soon as possible.
Pradaxa, which is prescribed to those with atrial fibrillation to prevent strokes and blood clots, has earned over $1 billion for manufacturer Boehringer Ingelheim in a few short years. It has also been used in over 70 countries.
However, the FDA announced last year that they would investigate Pradaxa after receiving more injury or death reports than expected. According to USA Today, the FDA received 3,781 reports of side effects and 542 deaths among Pradaxa users in 2011, more than all other medications.
Due to the number of Pradaxa lawsuits expected over bleeding or death, a federal panel recently established a central court in Illinois to handle the claims.
On July 25th, Judge David Herndon issued an order denying attempts by Boehringer Ingelheim to dismiss Pradaxa bleeding lawsuits. Those who have been affected by Pradaxa bleeding now have the right to file claims.
If you or a loved one suffered bleeding after taking Pradaxa it is important to speak with a lawyer as soon as possible about compensation available.
The Drug Resource Center cautions that victims should only choose someone with experience in defective drug litigation, and they only work with lawyers who are already handling Pradaxa lawsuits.
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