Chesapeake Injury Lawyer Report : Lawsuits over Injuries and Deaths Caused by Drug Pradaxa Spiral
I have reported on the dangers of the drug Pradaxa on a number of occasions. The drug is meant to prevent blood clots but side effects include potentially fatal bleeding.
Recently I learned the number of lawsuits filed on behalf of Pradaxa users has now risen from about 100 to 151, according to a new report from the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML).
As an experienced Chesapeake injury lawyer familiar with these kinds of cases, I believe the number of lawsuits is likely to rise dramatically this year.
Pradaxa has been on the market for about three years. It was hailed as a wonder drug when it arrived on the market over three years ago.
Pradaxa (Dabigatran) manufacturer, Boehringer Ingelheim originally claimed Pradaxa (Dabigatran) is at least 35 per cent more efficient at reducing the risk of stroke than its predecessor, Warfarin — also known as Coumadin.
Pradaxa is a blood thinning medication. Like so many other dangerous drugs we deal with as Chesapeake, VA dangerous drugs lawyers, it didn’t take long for the downside to become apparent. Since its approval it has been linked to uncontrolled bleeding, cardiac arrest and death. From October 2010 until August 2011, about 371,000 patients were prescribed Pradaxa in the United States.
Boehringer Ingelheim has confirmed about 260 cases of fatal bleeding worldwide linked to Pradaxa, the Pradaxa Lawsuits Center reports.
If you have been harmed by a dangerous drug contact a Chesapeake products liability attorney. See our questions and answers about product liability cases.
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