Pradaxa is a prescription medication used to decrease the risk of blood clots and strokes in patients with a type of irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation. Although Pradaxa, which is the brand name for Dabigatran, is available on the market today, the drug has come under significant scrutiny for its possibly dangerous side effects.
The drug injury lawyers at Colson Hicks Eidson can inform patients about the alleged dangers of Pradaxa during a free consultation of their injuries. With our decades of combined legal experience, we are able to represent individuals and families affected by serious drug injuries and are currently filing Pradaxa lawsuits.
Pradaxa is associated with a number of serious side effects, such as:
Pradaxa side effects are significant, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advises you should immediately seek medical attention if you experience any of the above health risks.
However, much of the alarm about Pradaxa derives from complaints of unexpected or extensive bleeding. The FDA’s medication guide for the drug states that potential bleeding side effects may include:
These risks may increase if a patient is over age 75, experiences kidney problems, a stomach ulcer, recent or repeated stomach or intestinal bleeding as well as if the patient takes blood thinners or other medications that may increase the risk of bleeding.
After a number of post-marketing reports from Pradaxa users about the bleeding side effect, the FDA investigated the drug and the rates of gastrointestinal bleeding, which occurs in the stomach or intestines, and intracranial hemorrhage, which is excessive bleeding in the brain. The FDA did not recall Pradaxa from the market following the investigation.
The Administration also stated that patients taking Pradaxa should not stop use of the drug without talking to the doctor who prescribes the medication. Yet, many patients continue to suffer from effects that could be related to Pradaxa. These patients may be entitled to seek compensation for their medical expenses after suffering drug injuries after taking Pradaxa.
If you suffered an injury because of a defective drug or dangerous medications, the damages may be extensive and severe. Drug injury victims can pursue compensation from the drug manufacturer for its failure to create a safe medication and warn the public of any potential dangers. You need to retain effective legal representation to fight for you to gain damages that can help pay for your medical expenses, make up for your lost wages as well as compensate for your pain and suffering.
The nationwide Pradaxa injury lawyers at Colson Hick Eidson give drug injury victims and their families the opportunities they need to gain the damages they deserve. Our attorneys are highly recognized for their abilities and involvement in a number of groundbreaking legal cases. The lawyers in our firm have also earned many multimillion-dollar injury settlements and verdicts for their clients. Speak with our attorneys today at 305-476-7400 for free attorney advice about your rights under pharmaceutical law after serious injuries.