Lawsuits for Internal Bleeding with Pradaxa
The product liability lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential lawsuits for individuals who have experienced severe internal bleeding on Pradaxa, a new blood thinner that has been associated with reports of serious and life-threatening problems. Potential cases are also being reviewed for individuals who experienced a heart attack on Pradaxa.
Within the first year on the market, there were more than 260 Pradaxa deaths from internal bleeding experienced worldwide and it appears that the manufacturer failed to provide adequate warnings about the risk of Pradaxa bleeding side effects. Studies have also suggested their may be an increased risk of heart attacks from Pradaxa.
Compensation may be available through a Pradaxa lawsuit for individuals who have experienced:
- Internal Bleeding or Gastrointestinal Bleeding
- Brain Hemorrhage
- Kidney Bleeding
- Heart Attack
PRADAXA PROBLEMS WITH INTERNAL BLEEDING, HEMORRHAGES
The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk are investigating potential Pradaxa internal bleeding lawsuits for individuals throughout the United States. All suits are pursued with no attorney fees unless a recovery is obtained.
Pradaxa (dabigatran) was introduced by Boehringer Ingelheim on October 19, 2010 as a revolutionary blood thinner for prevention of strokes among patients suffering from atrial fibrillation. However, the medication has also been widely used off-label for purposes not approved as safe or effective by the FDA.
While all blood thinners carry a risk of gastrointestinal bleeding, Pradaxa appears to carry a greater risk than was indicated on the warning label.
During the first three months the blood thinner was on the market in the U.S., the FDA received 307 reports of Pradaxa problems involving internal bleeding and other complications, particularly among elderly users.
According to a report by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices, which analyzed adverse event reports submitted to the FDA between October 2010 and December 2010, more problems with Pradaxa were reported than were associated 98.7% of the other drugs the organization monitors.
As of October 31, 2011, more than 260 deaths from Pradaxa internal bleeding problems worldwide were disclosed by Boehringer Ingelheim
ALLEGATIONS RAISED IN PRADAXA LAWSUITS
Many critics have questioned the clinical trials used to gain FDA approval and some have suggested that a Pradaxa recall should be considered to protect consumers. Pradaxa was approved based on a clinical study known as RE-LY, which compared Pradaxa with warfarin, a blood thinner that has been on the market for decades. However, experts have indicated the study was fundamentally flawed, allowing bias and errors to creep into the results.
Individuals throughout the United States who experienced problems may be eligible to pursue a Pradaxa bleeding lawsuit as a result of Boehringer Ingelheim’s failure to adequately research their medication or warn about the risk of serious and potentially life-threatening side effects of Pradaxa.
Pradaxa was introduced as a blood thinner that was superior to warfarin because it requires less monitoring. However, users of warfarin who experience abnormal bleeding can coutneract those side effects with Vitamin K and there is no similar solution available to address Pradaxa bleeding, which may pose a more serious risk of users of the medication.
PRADAXA CLASS ACTION LAWYERS
The attorneys at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential Pradaxa class action lawsuits and individual injury lawsuits for individuals throughout the United States. To have a case evaluated by one of our Pradaxa lawyers, request a free consultations and case evaluation.
All Pradaxa cases are investigated under a contingency fee agreement, which means that there are never any out-of-pocket expenses to hire our law firm and we are paid no attorney fees until a recovery is obtained for a Pradaxa injury.