Our Lawyers Can Help You With A Pradaxa Claim
Within a year of its release, Pradaxa was being investigated by the Food and Drug Administration for reports of harmful side effects associated with the use of this drug. Recent statistics show that Pradaxa use has caused a 33 percent increase in heart attacks in patients using the drug. Sadly, this drug was intended to help people suffering with a heart condition known as A-Fib or Atrial Fibrillation.
Studies have also found that this blood thinning medication is causing excessive bleeding in users as well as internal hemorrhaging. This drug, hailed as the “perfect” alternative to Coumadin, has become a very dangerous medication.
Released in October 2010, Pradaxa was the first blood thinning medication to be developed in 50 years. Many believed that it was the perfect alternative to Coumadin, and doctors immediately began transitioning their patients to this new medication.
Almost as quickly, the side effects began to show from this drug use. People were becoming very ill, and many were dying. Unlike Coumadin, however, Pradaxa does not have an antidote when someone reacts. If you suffer from the side effects, the doctors cannot do anything but wait.
At the Law Offices of Ken Nugent, the lawyers understand how serious this scenario is for the general public. Pharmaceutical companies have the responsibility to put out products that help the public good, not harm the users. The act of placing a dangerous medication on the market is a form of negligence.
If you have been injured by using this product, or if your loved one has been injured or has passed away from the side effects of Pradaxa, you may be entitled to compensation. The law protects consumers from harmful products and acts of negligence. Our lawyers are available to help you with your compensation claim.
If you are currently taking this medication, and you are having any of the following side effects, we encourage you to seek medical attention immediately. Once your health has been stabilized, please contact one of our attorneys to arrange for a free consultation. We will be happy to review your case and determine what forms of compensation you are entitled.
Common Side Effects Include:
- Increased risk of heart attack
- Increased bruising, bleeding or hemorrhaging
- Vomiting or coughing up blood
- Discolored urine that is tainted brown or pink
- Headache, dizziness and excess fatigue
- Swollen limbs, especially lower legs and ankles
- Swollen joints throughout the body
- Frequent and extreme nose bleeds
- Bleeding from the gums
If you have been taking Pradaxa and experience side effects—or if a loved one dies in connection with this medication—you need experienced legal support to pursue full and fair compensation. A free case review with our Atlanta dangerous drug attorneys can help determine the extent of your injuries and your claim.
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