Pradaxa Injury Lawyers – The Hickey Law Firm, P.A.
If you are taking a prescription medication to prevent stroke, you may be in grave danger. Pradaxa (dabigatran) is an anticoagulant, more dangerous than other “blood thinners” because when Pradaxa bleeding starts there is no way for doctors to get it under control in a reasonable amount of time. If you have been harmed by Pradaxa or lost a loved one to this deadly drug, the Pradaxa injury attorneys at The Hickey Law Firm, P.A. can help.
In addition to the bleeding risk, a recent study found that Pradaxa use increases the risk of heart attack and acute coronary syndrome by 33% over the use of warfarin or a placebo.
Pradaxa bleeding can include:
- Gastrointestinal bleeding
- Spontaneous internal bleeding
- Bleeding in the brain (hemorrhagic stroke)
- Excessive bleeding from trauma
The risk of injury or death from a Pradaxa bleeding event is directly related to the fact that there is no reversal agent for the drug. Other blood thinners, such as warfarin can cause bleeding events, too, but there are reversal agents and protocols that doctors use to get clotting started again quickly.
Pradaxa Injury Lawsuits
If you have been injured by Pradaxa, are caring for a loved one who has been severely injured by the drug, or have lost a loved one to this deadly medication, you may be entitled to compensation through a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. Our Pradaxa injury attorneys can help.
A defective drug lawsuit falls under product liability and the pharmaceutical company, in this case Boehringer Ingelheim, is held responsible.
It is not necessary for a drug to have been recalled in order for it to be considered defective. When drug makers fail to warn doctors and consumers of the dangerous side effects their drugs can have, that failure to warn is in itself a defect.
If you or someone you love has been injured by Pradaxa, please call our Pradaxa injury attorneys at 1-800-215-7117 or submit an online questionnaire. The initial consultation with one of our Pradaxa injury attorneys is free of charge, and if we agree to handle your case, in most cases we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds. In many cases, a personal injury lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations. Please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.