The Gallagher Law Firm currently has suits filed involving Pradaxa, the stroke prevention and anticoagulant drug which has been connected to serious bleeding events and internal bleeding leading to death in some patients.
Contact The Gallagher Law Firm online or call (713) 238-7705 if you think you or a relative may have suffered complications after taking Pradaxa.
Pradaxa (Generic name: dabigatran etexilate) is an oral anticoagulant in the direct thrombin inhibitor class of drugs developed by the pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim. Pradaxa is commonly used as an alternative to warfarin (Coumadin) because it does not require frequent blood testing and dosing adjustments like warfarin.
Uses of Pradaxa
Pradaxa (dabigatran) is commonly used to prevent strokes in patients who suffer from atrial fibrilation or atrial flutter and other types of arrhythmia. It may also be prescribed for the treatment of acute symptomatic venous thromboembolism.
Pradaxa Side Effects
The side effects of Pradaxa may include:
- Internal Bleeding
- Reduced Rate of Blood Clotting
- Excessive Bruising
- Blood in the Urine (Hematuria)
- Indigestion (listed by FDA as common side effect)
- Upset Stomach or Burning (listed by FDA as common side effect)
- Stomach Pain (listed by FDA as common side effect)
- Allergic Reactions — alert your doctor
Lawsuits are being filed against Boehringer Ingelheim, the pharmaceutical company that makes Pradaxa, because they may have failed to properly inform and/or warn doctors and patients about the risks of using Pradaxa as an alternative to warafin. The sales and marketing materials may have highlighted the perceived benefits of Pradaxa while underestimating — or not bringing enough attention to — the risks and potential for harm to patients.
If you are interested in a Pradaxa lawsuit or in discussing your unique situation with an attorney, please contact the Gallagher Law Firm. One of our attorneys would be glad to listen to your story and discuss your options. Whether you may have personally been harmed by Pradaxa or a family member was affected, our knowledge and resources may be able to help you in some way.
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Call (713) 238-7705 or contact us online to discuss your options with an attorney from The Gallagher Law Firm. Our professionals are actively working on Pradaxa lawsuits and are extremely knowledgeable about Pradaxa and the legal issues surrounding it.