The popular blood thinner Pradaxa has made headlines in recent years after repeated warnings that the atrial fibrillation drug can cause severe internal bleeding. So far, hundreds of those affected by injury or loss of a loved one have filed lawsuits.
Many patients affected by Pradaxa side effects have contacted a lawyer to find out if there is a class action lawsuit against Pradaxa maker Boehringer Ingelheim. While the cases have been moved to a central federal court, they are not joined as one Pradaxa class action lawsuit.
In order to handle the volume of cases, Pradaxa claims have been consolidated into a federal Multi-District Litigation court in Illinois. Legal experts expect that more than 1,000 lawsuits will be filed individually, instead of as one Pradaxa class action lawsuit.
Although evidence of Pradaxa health risks is mounting, Boehringer Ingelheim has not admitted liability for patients’ side effects. Experts believe they will eventually settle claims individually and confidentially, instead of as one Pradaxa class action lawsuit settlement.
If you suffered injury or the loss of a loved one due to internal bleeding after taking Pradaxa, it is important to learn your legal options. You may be entitled to substantial compensation. Contact us today to speak with a lawyer.
A class action suit is often used when a large group of people have suffered moderate damages, since combining cases gives each one more influence. However, in the case of Pradaxa, this was not necessary since most patients suffered a significant injury on their own.
In September of 2012, the University of Pécs in Hungary concluded a long-term study of Pradaxa which linked the drug to serious health risks. Researchers found that patients taking Pradaxa after an acute heart episode were three times as likely to suffer internal bleeding.
A Federal Multi-District Litigation system, like that for Pradaxa, is often better for those injured than a class action lawsuit against Pradaxa since each case can be reviewed separately. This can also result in substantially higher recoveries.
The Institute for Safe Medicine Practices announced this year that Pradaxa led all other medications in 2011 with reports of complications to the FDA, with 3,781 side effects and 542 deaths among users. This was the most of any medication in 2011. Lawyers are helping victims individually rather than as a group class action lawsuit against Pradaxa.
A lawyer can explain the current criteria for a Pradaxa lawsuit, how much a case may be worth, and how long you have to take action. They can also secure the necessary records to file your claim against the maker of the drug.
The federal MDL process used for these cases can be a complex form of litigation. Before you choose a lawyer, make sure they are qualified for this type of lawsuit and have experience fighting large drug companies. The Drug Resource Center only recommends law firms that specialize in Pradaxa lawsuits.
For more information on the side effects, warnings and legal action related to the drug Pradaxa, or to speak with a lawyer, contact us today. We are available 24 hours a day to provide help.
Authored by Chris Schroeder