Pradaxa Injury Lawyers
Filing a Pradaxa Lawsuit
Also known as Dabigatran, Pradaxa is an oral anticoagulant (blood thinner) being studied as a treatment for various clinical conditions. It has become a preferred orally administered anticoagulant, as it does not require frequent blood tests for international normalized ratio (clotting tendency of blood) while offering similar results as other pills. Developed by the pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim, Pradaxa is often used to prevent strokes in patients with atrial fibrillation (abnormal heart rhythm) due to non-heart valve causes. However, serious risks have been associated with Pradaxa, making it a dangerous drug, like Xarelto.
According to a past investigation, in 2012 Boehringer Ingelheim found that blood-level monitoring and adjusting dosage could lower major bleeding problems by 30% to 40% compared to warfarin, but the maker did not inform regulators and doctors. The drug maker has settled more than 4,000 Pradaxa lawsuits since May 2014 and agreed to pay $650 million to the victims and their families.
If you or someone you know experienced serious side effects or injuries after taking Pradaxa, an experienced attorney at The Potts Law Firm can help. We are available to discuss your legal rights and options during a no-cost, no-obligation consultation.
Get in touch with our Pradaxa lawsuit lawyers today by calling (888) 420-1299 or online using our secure contact form.
What Are the Problems with Pradaxa?
An investigation conducted by the British Medical Journal has once again raised serious concerns about this type of blood thinner. The drug can cause serious bleeding, but because it is touted as requiring fewer tests in patients, fewer are done—which puts more patients at risk.
In a 2014 report, experts argued that the guidelines for using Pradaxa could be flawed and that testing blood levels in patients who take the drug could greatly reduce major bleeding problems. In response, Boehringer Ingelheim reassured those who take Pradaxa that the pill is safe and effective as it is now used. The FDA has approved Pradaxa without the need for frequent blood tests.
Pradaxa Side Effects
According to a physician at the Institute for Safe Medication Practices, more than 15% of older patients treated for atrial fibrillation with blood thinners for one year experience bleeding.
Although the medication comes with some minor side effects, like easily bruising or bleeding from minor cuts, serious and life-threatening side effects include:
- Fatal bleeding
- Intestinal bleeding
These and other complications can lead to severe injury and death. In certain cases, victims and their family members may be entitled to financial compensation for their damages, or the collective economic and non-economic losses they have endured as a result of taking Pradaxa.
Are There Pradaxa Lawsuits?
Boehringer Ingelheim has settled thousands of lawsuits alleging that Pradaxa caused severe internal bleeding and other major injuries, as well as the wrongful death of hundreds of people. Since the pharmaceutical giant agreed to pay $650 million in settlements in 2014, thousands more lawsuits have been filed against the company.
If you believe you may have a Pradaxa lawsuit, contact Potts Law Firm right away. Our Pradaxa injury attorneys have represented clients in single-plaintiff litigation, as well as mass torts and class actions involving all types of dangerous drugs and medical devices. We can assist you with every aspect of your case, from determining whether you have a claim to bringing the necessary legal action.
What Types of Damages Are Available to Those Harmed by Pradaxa?
The exact damages you can expect to receive—and the overall value of your claim—depend on the specific details of your case.
However, many people harmed by Pradaxa and other dangerous medications are eligible to recover compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Future care costs
- Lost wages/income
- Pain and suffering
- Lost earning ability
- Diminished quality of life
- In-home care and assistance
- Miscellaneous out-of-pocket expenses
If your loved one passed away due to complications arising from taking Pradaxa, you may be entitled to file a wrongful death lawsuit or participate in ongoing mass litigation. Doing so allows you to seek compensation for certain economic and non-economic damages associated with your loss.
At Potts Law Firm, our Pradaxa lawsuit lawyers provide compassionate, client-focused legal representation. We are here to guide you through the legal process and fight for every penny you are owed. Our team wants to help you obtain justice so that you and your family can heal.
Hiring a Lawyer for Your Pradaxa Claim
If you believe that you may have a claim involving injuries or the death of a loved one following the use of Pradaxa, it is important that you contact an experienced attorney right away. Like all product liability cases, these claims are complex. There are many federal and state laws, as well as numerous regulations on the pharmaceutical industry, that may apply. You want someone with the resources, knowledge, and legal acumen to effectively advocate for you.
An attorney can assist you by:
- Reviewing your situation and determining whether you have a claim
- Gathering and filing all necessary paperwork and documents
- Obtaining critical evidence and working with industry experts to support your claim
- Communicating with the other side’s legal counsel
- Negotiating a fair settlement or, if necessary, preparing your case for trial
- Representing your rights and best interests in the courtroom
Navigating the legal process without the assistance of a skilled attorney can be extremely challenging. But when you have a renowned legal team by your side, like Potts Law Firm, you can rest assured knowing that your recovery is in good hands.
For a free consultation and case review, call (888) 420-1299 or contact us online. Potts Law Firm serves clients nationwide.
Our team is ready to answer your questions and address any concerns you may have regarding your case. As a client, you can expect to receive personal attention and one-on-one legal support throughout the entire process.
Though we are a large, well-established firm with extensive resources and a team of aggressive, dedicated attorneys, we still take the time to get to know each of our clients on an individual level. We are not a mill; you can expect to be a priority when you work with our firm. We treat every case like it is our only case, and we are ready to do everything we can to maximize your recovery.
If you are unsure if you have a case, don’t hesitate to call us today for a free consultation. Our team of experienced attorneys are ready to review your claim and fight for you.
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