Pradaxa and Excessive Bleeding
Anticoagulants, sometimes referred to as blood thinners, are drugs that help prevent blood clots. They are given to people who are at a high risk of developing blood clots in order to reduce the risk of a heart attack or stroke caused by a blood clot. Unfortunately, one of the risks associated with blood thinners like Pradaxa is the risk of uncontrollable bleeding.
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If you or a loved one took the blood thinner Pradaxa and suffered any of the following, please call our firm:
- Death from a bleeding event
- Gastrointestinal bleeding
- Cerebral hemorrhage
- Excessive menstrual bleeding
- Excessive nose bleeds
- Unexplained bruising, GI discomfort, blood in stool and/or urine, or
- An accident that led to hospitalization for uncontrollable bleeding
Pradaxa and the FDA
The FDA approved Pradaxa in 2010 to prevent stroke and systemic blood clots in patients with atrial fibrillation, as well as for the treatment and prevention of deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. It has been prescribed to over 850,000 patients in the United States. However, Pradaxa has been linked to more than 1,000 deaths, according to the Institute for Safe Medication Practices, which tracks drug safety. In 2011, Pradaxa was one of the most frequently mentioned drugs in the FDA’s adverse event report database. In 2014 the FDA issued a Drug Safety Communication regarding Pradaxa. It stated that the risk for gastrointestinal bleeding was higher with Pradaxa as compared to warfarin.
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The Feeney Law Firm is committed to seeking justice for those affected by Pradaxa. Fighting to keep people safe from corporate greed and self-interest is our passion. We are here to help make that process as simple as possible for you and your family. Call us now at 1-800-374-4322 for a FREE consultation. Don’t wait; your time to file a Pradaxa lawsuit may be limited.
Do not stop taking these drugs without first speaking to your doctor.