Pradaxa Bleeding Lawsuit
The Pradaxa lawsuit lawyers at Gordon & Partners are available to help anyone who has suffered internal bleeding after taking the popular medication, Pradaxa.
Pradaxa, a commonly prescribed blood thinning drug, has been linked to serious episodes of internal bleeding. If you or a loved one has been affected by internal bleeding due to Pradaxa use, it is important to contact a Pradaxa lawsuit lawyer right away.
It is the responsibility of all drug manufacturers to warn users of a drug’s dangerous – or potentially dangerous – side effects. When a manufacturer does not meet this basic requirement, injured victims can legally pursue compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
The class action lawyers at Gordon & Partners are standing by to assist all injured victims with the appropriate legal course of action. We have decades of experience handling defective drug class action lawsuits, and we have recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for innocent victims just like you. Don’t delay, call us about filing a Pradaxa bleeding lawsuit today. We can help.
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Pradaxa and Bleeding
Pradaxa is part of a class of prescription medications known as “anti-coagulants.” Anti-coagulants work by inhibiting the enzyme that allows blood to clot. Under normal circumstances, blood clotting in a necessary function. When someone receives a wound that causes them to bleed, the body produces enzymes that cause the blood to clot, or “coagulate”, at the site of the wound in order to prevent excessive blood loss, the introduction of bacteria into the body or dangerously low blood pressure.
Simply speaking, when blood coagulates, it becomes thicker and stickier. For most individuals, coagulated blood is produced only when needed. However, other individuals produce coagulated blood when it is not needed. Even still, certain individuals produce coagulated blood that is thick enough to cause excessive stress on their heart or other internal organs.
While anti-coagulation medications like Pradaxa can be helpful for individuals who are at risk for severe health complications due to thickened blood, the possibility these medications may thin a person’s blood too much is a very real and frightening concern.
In fact, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been investigating Pradaxa as it relates to internal bleeding. Internal bleeding can be caused by blood that is too thin. The FDA has determined that while Pradaxa has its benefits, patients need to be aware of the risks of internal bleeding.
If you believe the internal bleeding you or a loved one has suffered was caused by this medication, you may be entitled to file a Pradaxa bleeding lawsuit and receive the financial compensation you deserve. Don’t delay, call our Pradaxa lawsuit lawyers today.
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Pradaxa Side Effects
Considering the inherent risks associated with Pradaxa, it is important to know the signs and symptoms of internal bleeding. Internal bleeding is a potentially life-threatening health issue. Being aware of possible signs that may indicate you or someone you love is suffering from this health issue can mean the difference between life and death. You or a loved one may be suffering from internal bleeding if you display any of the following signs:
- Unusual or excessive bruising, or bruising easily
- Urine that is brown in color, indicating the presence of blood
- Bloody mucus or producing blood upon coughing
- Frequent nosebleeds
- Consistent weakness in your arms or legs
As if these potential side effects are not frightening enough, it has also been determined that Pradaxa use is linked to an increased chance of having a heart attack. Signs you may be suffering from a heart attack due to Pradaxa include:
- Pain in the area between your shoulder blades or pain in the left side of your body, particularly your left arm
- A feeling of tightness or burning in your chest
- Dizziness, fatigue or lightheadedness
- Skin that feels cold or clammy, or breaking out into a cold sweating
- Indigestion, nausea or vomiting
- Unusual anxiety, panic attacks or a feeling of impending doom
- The sensation of having an irregular heartbeat
- Experiencing shortness of breath
If you, or a loved one, believe you are suffering from any dangerous side effects, including a heart attack, it is important to call 9-I-I and seek medical attention immediately. After you have sought appropriate medical care, our Pradaxa lawsuit lawyers are available to answer any questions or discuss any concerns you may have regarding possible legal action due to this defective drug. Contact us today to discuss filing a Pradaxa bleeding lawsuit.
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Numerous Studies Reveal Dangers of Pradaxa
According to a 2013 study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, patients who suffer from atrial fibrillation have a 38 percent higher chance of having a heart attack while taking Pradaxa.
Also in 2013, two doctors presented a report of several Pradaxa study results at the Congress of the International Society on Thrombosis and Hemostasis meeting in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Ten studies involving 23, 839 Pradaxa patients were included in the doctors’ report. Among all of the Pradaxa patients involved, 292 suffered a myocardial infarction, which is the medical term for a heart attack.
According to the studies, the overall risk of having a heart attack was 32 percent higher for all patients taking Pradaxa. When compared to patients who were not taking any anti-coagulant medication, the risk of having a heart attack was 70 percent higher for Pradaxa patients. As compared to patients taking Warfarin or other anti-coagulant medications, Pradaxa patients had a 38 percent increased risk of suffering a heart attack. Among patients treated with 150 milligrams or more of Pradaxa, the risk of heart attack was increased by as much as 45 percent.
All of the increases denoted in these studies were regarded by the doctors as “statistically significant” and a probable indication that Pradaxa may not be safe for patient use.
Our Pradaxa lawsuit lawyers are available to help all victims who have suffered due to this defective drug, and we can help you determine if filing a Pradaxa bleeding lawsuit is right for you.
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Contact Us About a Pradaxa Bleeding Lawsuit Today
At Gordon & Partners, our Pradaxa lawsuit lawyers believe all manufacturers of dangerous drugs should be held accountable for their negligent and unethical business practices, particularly if those practices caused harm to innocent patients. Therefore, we are here to help all victims of this dangerous drug receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
If you believe you have suffered due to adverse effects of this medication, contact our Pradaxa lawsuit lawyers today. We have the experience and resources necessary to help ensure you receive a fair and just outcome, as well as the maximum amount of compensation you deserve.
To find out more about filing a Pradaxa bleeding lawsuit, contact the Pradaxa lawsuit lawyers at Gordon & Partners today.