Pradaxa Lawyer FAQ
Pradaxa is an anticoagulant that was approved by the FDA in 2010 to prevent blood clots and strokes in patients with atrial fibrillation. Our Pradaxa lawyers are currently working with victims who suffered serious injury such as internal bleeding, or the death of a loved one, after taking Pradaxa. We believe that our experience is our most powerful asset, and we have designed this page of Pradaxa FAQs to help educate our clients and other victims of Pradaxa side effects so that they may make an educated decision about the best course of action for themselves and their families.
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What is Pradaxa used for?
Pradaxa (dabigatran) is an anticoagulant (blood thinner) that was approved for the prevention of strokes and blood clots in people who have atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation is a heart condition where the atria, or upper chambers of the heart, fail to properly contract and can cause blood to stagnate and form potentially fatal clots.
Pradaxa has become a popular alternative to Coumadin (warfarin), a drug that has proven effective in the prevention of blood clots but which requires careful monitoring.
Does Pradaxa have any serious side effects?
A number of serious and potentially fatal side effects have been associated with Pradaxa. A recent study showed that, when compared to patients give warfarin, Pradaxa patients are at a 33% higher risk of developing symptoms of heart disease or suffering heart attacks. Other Pradaxa side effects may include:
- Joint pain
- Gastrointestinal problems
Another very serious and potentially fatal Pradaxa side effect is internal bleeding. So far, more than 260 Pradaxa internal bleeding deaths have been reported worldwide.
What are some signs of Pradaxa internal bleeding?
If you take Pradaxa, it is important that you are aware of the potential symptoms of internal bleeding so that you can address any issues as quickly as possible. Signs of internal bleeding include:
- Bloody stools
- Pink or brown urine
- Vomiting or coughing up blood
- Prolonged or unexpected bleeding
- Bloody nose
Has Pradaxa been recalled?
While the FDA has not yet issued a Pradaxa recall, they have launched an in-depth investigation into Pradaxa side effects. In a recent Drug Safety Communication, the FDA stated that they are “working to determine whether the reports of bleeding in patients taking Pradaxa are occurring more commonly than would be expected, based on observation sin the large clinical trial that supported the approval of Pradaxa.” Similar investigations are in effect in a number of different countries, as well.
What can a victim recover in a Pradaxa lawsuit?
A number of victims of Pradaxa internal bleeding and other Pradaxa side effects have opted to file a dangerous drug lawsuit in pursuit of compensation. Victims of Pradaxa side effects may be able to recover for damages such as pain and suffering, lost wages, loss of health, medical bills, medication costs, the cost of travel for care, and more.
Contact a Pradaxa Attorney
If you or someone you care for has been injured or killed as a result of Pradaxa internal bleeding or other side effects, you may be able to file a product liability lawsuit for significant compensation for your damages. To learn more about Pradaxa lawsuits, contact our attorney team for a free legal consultation.