Pradaxa Injury Attorneys
Pradaxa (dabigatran) is a “blood thinner” prescribed to prevent stroke. It has been touted as safer than warfarin, and even doctors believed that, but now the deadly dangers of Pradaxa have come to light. Pradaxa can cause fatal uncontrolled bleeding, stroke, and heart attack. If you have been injured by Pradaxa, our Pradaxa attorneys can help.
Pradaxa Injury Claims
If you took Pradaxa you may be entitled to compensation for your Pradaxa injuries or the death of a loved one due to this deadly drug. Drug makers have a duty to warn patients and doctors about the dangers and risks associated with their drugs.
In November, 2011, Pradaxa maker Boehringer Ingelheim announced that there had been 50 bleeding death related to Pradaxa, worldwide, between March, 2008 and October 31, 2011. Later that month the company admitted that there had actually been 260 deaths.
Boehringer Ingelheim has engaged in heavy direct-to-consumer marketing of Pradaxa and has been heavily censured in Britain for dishonest and illegal marketing of the drug to the public. Speaking with an attorney can help you determine whether you should file a Pradaxa lawsuit against the manufacturer.
Pradaxa can cause uncontrolled internal bleeding. All blood thinner can, but there is no way to quickly stop the bleeding with Pradaxa. There is no antidote or reversal agent for Pradaxa, so when patients show up with spontaneous bleeding or bleeding due to trauma, it can take hours for doctors to get the blood clotting again, and many cannot survive the prolonged blood loss.
A study published in January, 2012, also found that Pradaxa increases the risk of heart attack by 33%.
You can, and should, get help from a Pradaxa recall attorney right away. There is no need to worry about the cost. You do not pay to hire us. That is not the way it works. First, your initial consultation is free, whether we represent you or not. Then, if we do represent you, we work on a contingency basis. That means, no retainer, and no hourly fees. We only get paid if we recover compensation on your behalf.
Pradaxa victims may also include those patients who suffered a blood clot, venous thrombosis events (VTE) and/or pulmonary embolism after hip or knee surgery and were prescribed Pradaxa as part of their hip/knee surgery treatment. Levin Papantonio is also investigating these claims.
If you or someone you love has been injured by Pradaxa, please call our Pradaxa recall attorneys at 1-888-435-7001 or submit an online questionnaire. The initial consultation with a Pradaxa recall attorney is free of charge, and if we agree to handle your case, in most cases we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds. In many cases, a personal injury lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations. Please call us right away to ensure that you do not waive your rights for a Pradaxa lawsuit and possible compensation.