What is Pradaxa?

Pradaxa is a blood-thinning medication prescribed to reduce the risk of blood clots and stroke in people with atrial fibrillation, one of the most common heart rhythm irregularities. Bleeding is a recognized complication of anti-coagulant drugs.

Investigators with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have ordered a safety review of Pradaxa. They want to find out if the number of adverse reactions, including uncontrolled bleeding, is higher than expected among Pradaxa patients.

The MEDLAW Legal Team of Janet, Jenner & Suggs, LLC, a nationally recognized law firm, is investigating claims of consumers harmed by Pradaxa.

If you suspect that you or a family member has been harmed by this prescription drug, please contact us immediately for more information. Time is of the essence.

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We have offices in Baltimore, MD; Asheville, NC; and Columbia, SC. The law firm has satellite offices in New York City. Time is critically important in pursuing a claim against a drug manufacturer.

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If you or a loved one has suffered serious side effects after taking Pradaxa, you could be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages in a defective drug lawsuit against the manufacturer.

What you need to know about Pradaxa

Pradaxa is a blood thinner that acts by inhibiting thrombin, an enzyme in the blood that is involved in blood clotting. Blot clots can cause a stroke.

Pradaxa is relatively new to the market. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved it in October 2010. Pradaxa is manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., of Ridgefield, Conn.

Since its approval, approximately 1.1 million Pradaxa prescriptions have been dispensed to 371,000 patients.  In a report by Bloomberg News, Boehringer Ingelheim said it was aware of about 250 deaths associated with Pradaxa.

The FDA is working with the manufacturer to analyze post-market reports to identify evidence of inappropriate dosing, drug interactions and other clinical factors that might lead to uncontrolled bleeding.

Patients prescribed Pradaxa should not stop taking the medication without talking to their doctors. Stopping the use of blood-thinning medications can increase the risk of stroke, leading to permanent disability or death.

If You Have Been Harmed by Pradaxa

Drug manufacturers have a legal responsibility to make and market drugs that are safe and effective when used as intended. People who are harmed by unsafe drugs are entitled to seek compensation.

If you have suffered complications from Pradaxa, including internal bleeding, contact the MEDLAW legal team of Janet, Jenner & Suggs, LLC, today. We offer a free, no-obligation consultation.

Call 888-463-3529 or contact our drug injury attorneys online.

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