Pradaxa is a prescription blood-thinning medication used to reduce the risk of stroke and blood clots in people with atrial fibrillation, however, it has been linked to increased bleeding risks.

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What is pradaxa?

Pradaxa (dabigatran etexilate) is a widely prescribed anticoagulant used to reduce the risk of stroke and blood clots in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation. While effective in preventing clots, Pradaxa has been associated with a significant risk of severe and sometimes uncontrollable bleeding. This risk has led to numerous lawsuits filed by patients or their families, seeking compensation for the harm caused by these bleeding events.

If you or a loved one has suffered from severe bleeding complications believed to be linked to Pradaxa, consulting with a knowledgeable Pradaxa lawyer is crucial. A Pradaxa lawsuit can help recover damages for medical expenses, lost wages, pain, and suffering, provide financial relief, and hold the manufacturer accountable for inadequate warnings or safety measures.

Along with the above, choosing Alexander Shunnarah Trial Attorneys as your law firm of choice can provide you with the following benefits:

  • Legal knowledge about Dangerous Drugs 
  • Negotiating skills
  • Focus and dedication 
  • Commitment to getting you compensated
  • Motivation to proceed with your claim
  • Free consultation

signs of internal pradaxa injury

Pradaxa carries a serious risk of causing severe and sometimes uncontrollable bleeding. This side effect can lead to critical health issues or even death, particularly in patients with pre-existing conditions that exacerbate bleeding risks. Unlike some other anticoagulants, Pradaxa’s effects cannot quickly be reversed in emergencies, making bleeding incidents perilous. This has prompted healthcare professionals and patients alike to carefully weigh its benefits against the potential for life-threatening adverse events.

Individuals who take Pradaxa should be aware of the symptoms and complications associated with Pradaxa-related bleeding, which include:

  • Unusual bruising or bleeding that lasts longer than usual
  • Pink or brown urine; red or black, tarry stools
  • Coughing up or vomiting blood or material that looks like coffee grounds
  • Bleeding gums; frequent nosebleeds
  • Joint pain or swelling; headaches, dizziness, or weakness

Why hire a Pradaxa lawyer?

Navigating a Pradaxa lawsuit requires an attorney with specific experience in pharmaceutical litigation, especially with cases involving anticoagulants. The complexities of such cases, including demonstrating the link between Pradaxa use and severe bleeding, necessitate expert legal representation. With time-sensitive statutes of limitations in place, prompt action is essential to file a claim.

At Alexander Shunnarah Trial Attorneys, our team of experienced Pradaxa lawyers can evaluate your case, guide you through the legal process, and strive for maximum compensation on your behalf.

If you’ve experienced adverse effects from this drug, don’t hesitate to reach out for a consultation to discuss your legal options and potential for compensation.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Pradaxa

Explore our FAQ to get the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions about Pradaxa.

What should I do if I believe I have been harmed by Pradaxa?

If you suspect that you or a family member has been harmed due to Pradaxa:

– Document all symptoms and seek immediate medical treatment.
– Gather all medical records and documentation relating to your Pradaxa prescription and any treatments received for your complications.
– Consult with a personal injury lawyer who has experience in handling cases involving pharmaceutical drugs, particularly Pradaxa. An experienced attorney can help you understand your legal rights and assess whether you have a viable claim.

Am I eligible to file a lawsuit if I’ve been injured by Pradaxa?

You may be eligible to file a lawsuit if you have suffered severe bleeding or other significant injuries that can be directly linked to your use of Pradaxa. Key factors include the severity of your injuries, evidence that Pradaxa was used according to medical advice, and whether you were adequately warned about the risks of bleeding. A personal injury attorney can evaluate your case details and advise on your eligibility for filing a claim.

What type of compensation might I receive from a Pradaxa lawsuit?

Victims of Pradaxa-related injuries may be entitled to various forms of compensation, including medical expenses for emergency treatment, ongoing care, and any rehabilitation costs. Additionally, compensation for lost wages, pain and suffering, and diminished quality of life may be recoverable. In cases where negligence is proven, punitive damages may also be awarded to deter similar future conduct by the drug manufacturer.

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