by Stacey E. Burke on 01/10/2012
Pradaxa, a newer blood thinner, has only been on the market since late 2010 and has already been linked to over 260 reported deaths worldwide. Our pharmaceutical mass tort lawyers expect to see more cases soon because in 2010 alone there were over 90,000 prescriptions written for Pradaxa.
The direct thrombin inhibitor anticoagulant, which became FDA-approved on October 29, 2010, reduces the risk of stroke and systemic embolism in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation. Anticoagulants reduce blood clotting, which is why they are more commonly called blood thinners.
Pradaxa is manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim, and is different from Warfarin and other related medications because it does not require medical monitoring blood tests. However, failing to monitor the blood may have contributed to or caused the high number of deaths already associated with the medication. In addition, unlike its predecessors, Pradaxa has no known antidote, meaning that if you start to bleed out, there is no readily available reversal agent to stop the bleeding.
Many additional related deaths may have happened, and the families might not realize the cause. If you or a loved one has experienced Pradaxa side effects including internal bleeding, ulcers, cerebral hemorrhage, life-threatening bleeding, or wrongful death, you need to speak to an experienced pharmaceutical defect lawyer now to learn more about your legal rights.
The dangerous drug lawyers of Watts Guerra Craft have always handled pharmaceutical injury cases nationally. We are not new to this. You need a firm with serious, real experience to handle a serious injury or death case like a Pradaxa lawsuit.
Mikal C. Watts is one of the most successful pharmaceutical lawyers in the country. He has handled pharmaceutical and medical device cases, including but not limited to Ortho-Evra, Vioxx, Fen Phen, Rezulin, Zyprexa and Sulzer hip implants. Mr. Watts maintains a warehouse with a staff of over 60 employees devoted to the handling of cases like yours. Let our firm, Watts Guerra Craft LLP, help you and your family.blog comments powered by Disqus