Pradaxa is a blood thinning drug prescribed to millions of patients with atrial fibrillation to prevent blood clots. Boehringer Ingelheim recently stated that the company has earned over one billion dollars in 2012-2013. Subsequently, many patients have been injured or killed due to uncontrollable internal bleeding while taking Pradaxa. While the drug is still on the market, in a recent case a federal judge ruled in favor of a patient for losses caused by taking Pradaxa. The FDA had received over five hundred reports of internal bleeding or deaths among patients. These included internal bleeding in the brain, intestines, kidneys, and heart attacks. It is known that blood thinning drugs can cause internal bleeding, but the makers of Pradaxa are being held accountable for their failure to warn prescribed patients of the risk of irreversible bleeding and this has resulted in a number of fatalities.
If you or a loved one have suffered internal bleeding while taking Pradaxa or a similar drug, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact us today to explore your case options. Please call The Law Offices of David M. White. We are ready to help.