Pradaxa Internal Bleeding Lawyers
Our Pradaxa internal bleeding lawyers are currently in contact with victims who have suffered severe injury, hospitalization, or the loss of a loved one as a result of internal bleeding caused by the anticoagulant Pradaxa. Approved by the FDA in 2010 as a blood thinner designed to prevent blood clots and strokes in patients with atrial fibrillation, Pradaxa has now been shown to present an unacceptably high risk of internal bleeding.
If you or someone you love has suffered from Pradaxa internal bleeding, you may be able to pursue substantial compensation in a dangerous drug lawsuit. Our attorneys are standing by ready to hear your story and educate you about your rights in a free legal consultation.
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- Free evaluations of Pradaxa side effects claims
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Pradaxa Internal Bleeding
A hemorrhage, also known as internal bleeding, is caused when a blood vessel breaks and blood subsequently leaks from the circulatory system. Internal bleeding in the brain, lungs, and heart is especially dangerous, but other parts of the body can also be subject to damaging internal bleeding, which is fatal in some cases.
Patients who take a blood thinner such as Pradaxa are at an especially high risk of internal bleeding, and even a seemingly minor injury can cause substantial blood loss. Doctors who prescribe anticoagulants need to carefully evaluate the benefits of these drugs in relation to the risk of internal bleeding, and dosing needs to be carefully monitored.
Pradaxa Cerebral (Brain) Hemorrhage
A cerebral hemorrhage, or bleeding on the brain, is a type of stroke that may be caused by Pradaxa and other blood thinners. Symptoms of internal bleeding in the brain may include sudden headaches, speech that is slurred, tingling or numbness, changes in vision, decline in motor skills, changes in the sense of taste, and loss of consciousness. Cerebral hemorrhage may cause brain swelling, hematomas, and compromised blood flow to the brain, which may be permanently detrimental or fatal.
Pradaxa Pulmonary (Lung) Hemorrhage
Bleeding in the lungs often indicates bleeding in other organs and can cause respiratory failure and death. This type of internal bleeding needs to be treated immediately, and signs of lung hemorrhage may include bloody noses or bloody fluid oozing from other places, blue skin or lips, decline in respiration, and shock.
Pradaxa Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage
Internal bleeding to the gastrointestinal area is an unfortunately common Pradaxa side effect. The source of internal bleeding and the amount of blood lost determines the severity of a gastrointestinal hemorrhage, which may lead to a deficiency in red blood cells, organ damage, shock, and death. Signs of gastrointestinal internal bleeding may include bloody stools or stools that look like coffee grounds, weakness, abdominal pain, vomiting blood, and fatigue.
Pradaxa Retinal Hemorrhage
A Pradaxa retinal hemorrhage occurs when blood vessels in the retina become so filled with blood that they burst. This could lead to blurred vision, floaters, flashes of light, or other forms of visual impairment including blindness. Often, retinal hemorrhages can be treated with a laser, but in some cases surgery is necessary.
Symptoms of Pradaxa Internal Bleeding
In some cases, internal bleeding is not diagnosed until hours after the bleeding begins, as it is not always easy to detect this type of injury. If you take Pradaxa or another blood thinner, you need to be aware of the following potential symptoms of internal bleeding:
- Coughing up blood
- Vomiting blood
- Bloody or black stools
- Brown or pink urine
- Bleeding gums
- Unusual bleeding
- Bleeding that seems excessive
- Blue lips, skin, or fingernails
- Excessive sweating
- Cold, clammy, or pale skin
- Chest pain
- Inability to produce urine
Contact a Pradaxa Internal Bleeding Lawyer
Victims of Pradaxa internal bleeding may be able to file dangerous drug lawsuits to recover compensation for damages such as medical bills and pain and suffering. If you or someone you love has suffered from Pradaxa internal bleeding, you can learn more about your rights in a free legal consultation with a dangerous drug lawyer.