May 3, 2012
Individuals who have taken the blood thinner Pradaxa, may be entitled to compensation if they have suffered severe bleeding, a GI bleed, brain hemorrhage, peripheral artery clot, ischemic stroke, or heart attack. Attorneys at the Goldenberg Heller Law Firm are looking into whether injured Pradaxa users have a legal claim for monetary compensation, and would like to hear from Pradaxa users who have experienced any severe bleeding while taking the drug.
In 2011, the FDA announced that it was looking into reports of serious bleeding events by users of Pradaxa. The FDA also advised users to seek medical attention at the appearance of any signs of severe bleeding.
Approved by the FDA in 2010, Pradaxa is a blood thinning medication used to reduce the risk of a stroke in people with non-valvular atrial fibrillation. Although blood thinners like Pradaxa and Coumadin are known to have risks of severe bleeding, Coumadin has an antidote. Pradaxa does not have this antidote, and it may therefore be difficult to stop the bleeding if an unexpected injury has occurred.
The Pradaxa attorneys at our firm would like to speak with people who have taken this drug and experienced a GI bleed, brain hemorrhage, or any serious bleeding event. Please contact us at 1-800-782-8492 for a free review of your potential Pradaxa claim.