According to FDA reports, Pradaxa has been involved in more fatalities than any other prescription drug in America. Pradaxa has led to the deaths almost 300 people. The prescription drug Pradaxa, also called dabigatran, can cause uncontrollable internal bleeding that if undetected can be fatal. The FDA has issued a safety alert, cautioning Americans currently taking Pradaxa to discuss the risks with their doctors. Unfortunately, there are some families for whom the alert has been issued too late. For those who have already suffered a devastating loss, only industry wide changes in the advertising of the drug and personal compensation will help them forward with their lives.
What is Pradaxa
Pradaxa (dabigatran) is a direct thrombin inhibitor. It helps keep the blood from coagulating (clotting). Pradaxa is used to prevent blood clots and to reduce the risk of stroke in people with a certain type of heart rhythm disorder. Pradaxa may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Dangers of Pradaxa
Medical researchers worldwide including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have discovered that the drug Pradaxa could be a danger to hundreds of thousands of Americans who take it.
Pradaxa, ordabigatran, is a blood thinner prescribed to people who have an increased risk of stroke, particularly those with irregular heartbeats. All blood thinning medication, anticoagulants, have some risk of increased bleeding, but medical researchers have come to understand that Pradaxa is much more harmful than other blood thiners like Warfarin.
Uncontrolled bleeding doesn’t necessarily mean bleeding from a cut or a wound that you can see; what makes Pradaxa so dangerous is that the bleeding is internal. Internal bleeding, particularly in the gastrointestinal area, can go undetected until it becomes fatal.
Do I Have Reason for a Lawsuit?
If you or a loved one took Pradaxa and experienced side effects that caused injury, The Rasansky Law Firm is available to explain your legal options. Our attorneys specialize in injury from medications such as Pradaxa and medical malpractice. We offer a free consult with our experienced attorneys. Tell us about the specifics of your experience and will help make clear your available options. Simply use the contact form, chat features or phone number on this page. Our staff are available to help you 24 hours a day 7 days a week.