How Does a Class Action Lawsuit for Pradaxa Complications Work?



The class action lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are continuing to review new cases for individuals who suffered bleeding problems following use of Pradaxa.
While a settlement was announced in late May 2014, which resolved approximately 4,000 cases pending at that time, a second wave of claims is being pursued on behalf of individuals who were not covered by the settlement or have suffered an injury or wrongful death since that time.

To review whether you or a loved one may be entitled to financial compensation through a Pradaxa class action injury claim, request a free consultation and case evaluation.

Pradaxa MDL vs Class Action Lawsuit

Prior to the 2014 Pradaxa settlement, all cases pending throughout the federal court system were centralized as part of a federal multidistrict litigation, or MDL.

Although the cases were handled similar to how a class action for Pradaxa would proceed, the MDL process is different. Each plaintiff must still establish their claim and an individual settlement or resolution must be reached based on the individual circumstances in each case for any damages from Pradaxa.

Unlike a class action lawsuit, each claim consolidated as part of the Pradaxa MDL must be weighed on it’s own merits, as the problems and complications caused for each individual will be very different. Therefore, the lawsuits cannot proceed through a class representative, as would be the case in class action litigation.

Although Pradaxa was only introduced by Boehringer Ingelheim in October 2010, it has already been linked to thousands of deaths of reports of bleeding problems.

Even after agreeing to settle failure to warn cases, the drug maker continues to provide Pradaxa warnings that fail to adequately inform consumers and the medical community about the severity of these side effects.

As a result, financial compensation may be available through a lawsuit for individuals who have experienced complications from Pradaxa.


Austin Kirk

Last Updated August 13, 2012

4 Comments • Add Your Comments

  • Sherry says:

    I suffered a stroke while taking Pradaxa in May 2011. I was taken off of Coumadin and given Pradaxa in preparation for a Colonoscopy. I had the stroke about 5 days after starting the medication. I now have some permanent damage due to the stroke. I was unaware of a class acrion suit against the makers of Pradaxa. I saw the commercial re: Xarelto and it then made me curious about Pradaxa. After doing a search, I found results re: the Pradaxa class action. Just hoping that you can help me re: this matter.

    Posted on January 13, 2015 at 2:12 am

  • Gordon says:

    I just suffered a major bleed after being on prodaxa for about 6 months. I was in 2 Hospitals and was told i was very close to death. I was ot of work for 3 weeks and am still not fully recovered. In looking at the information available- about 4000 people get some settlement and the books get closed . The deaths and injury’s continue but because the first 4000 got a settlement now the rest can suffer and die without any recourse? This seems wrong. And the pills keep getting dispensed and the bleeding still is happening.

    Posted on May 1, 2015 at 3:10 pm

  • Connie says:

    My mom is 91 and in ICU for problems with bleeding from pradaxa. Had to have 2 surgeries in 24 hrs and blood transfusion

    Posted on December 4, 2015 at 2:11 pm

  • Robert says:

    After taking the prescription drug pradaxa,I suffered 3 heart attacks, one resulting in having a left aortic valve replacement. I also, had 3 stints placed to create greater blood flow through several arteries in my heart. Since the surgery I have appointments with my cardiologist every 6 months to check on my progress. I also suffered a stroke when I had my last catherization performed in September of 2015.

    Posted on August 25, 2016 at 2:37 pm

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