Pradaxa Recall Attorneys
The side effects of Pradaxa (dabigatran) can be permanently disabling or fatal. In December, 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it was conducting a safety study to determine if the risk of serious Pradaxa bleeding events is higher than what it expected when it approved the drug. If you have been harmed by Pradaxa, please talk to our Pradaxa recall attorneys right away.
Pradaxa Side Effects
Dangerous and fatal side effects of Pradaxa can include:
- Heart attack
- Gastrointestinal bleeding
- Internal bleeding
- Hemorrhagic stroke (bleeding in the brain)
- Excessive bleeding from trauma
A recent study found that Pradaxa users had a 33% greater chance of heart attack or acute coronary syndrome vs. controls which included people taking warfarin and those taking a placebo.
Emergency room doctors who are familiar with Pradaxa hate it. Many ER doctors are not familiar with it and do not realize that there is no way to reverse its anticlotting effects.
All blood thinners can cause spontaneous internal bleeding and dangerously excessive bleeding when there is trauma, such as a fall. However, with older blood thinners, such as warfarin, there are ways to rapidly counteract the anticlotting effects.
There is no reversal agent for Pradaxa and it is not affected by plasma factor VIIa, and factor concentrates. The only way to stop the bleeding is to get Pradaxa out of the body. This requires dialysis, but it takes several hours of dialysis and even that only gets up to 60% of the drug out of the blood.
Many doctors do not even know to try dialysis when a patient presents with Pradaxa bleeding. Even when they do, it is not always a realistic option. Even if dialysis is started right away, it may not be effective enough, fast enough, to save a patient who is bleeding to death.
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 right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.