Prescription drug Pradaxa (dabigatran etexilate mesylate), a blood thinner, was introduced in the US a couple years ago. Used in treatment of atrial fibrillation, a type of irregular heart rhythm, the drug reduces the risk of blood clots and stroke. However, there is increasing concern of injury from the drug’s dangerous side-effects, viz. serious internal bleeding, and resultant death.
Boehringer Ingelheim, the Pradaxa manufacturer, reports more than 250 deaths as a result of these side-effects since 2010.
Pradaxa is more dangerous for the usual suspects: people older than 75, persons with kidney issues, and persons with stomach ulcers or recurring stomach or intestinal bleeding.
FDA safety review of Pradaxa began late last year. The drug has yet to be recalled, and there are no indications that it will be recalled; however, current Pradaxa litigation has been consolidated in a St. Louis federal District Court in a multi-district litigation (MDL) proceeding.
Pharmaceutical companies are legally responsible for harm caused by unsafe drugs. If you have been injured by a defective drug, you have a limited amount of time to seek compensation, so act promptly.
If you have experienced complications from Pradaxa, including internal bleeding, you may have legal rights to claim compensation. Contact the MEDLAW legal team of Janet, Jenner & Suggs, LLC, today. We offer a free, no-obligation consultation. An experienced Pradaxa side effects attorney will review your situation and explain your legal rights free of charge.
If you or someone you know was injured or died by use of Pradaxa, you should immediately speak to a Pradaxa drug injury lawyer. Call us today at 877-374-5999 to speak with an attorney who can help you evaluate your claim and injury and help you get the recovery you deserve.