A Pradaxa Injury Lawyer Who Stands Up for the Rights of the Injured
The blood-thinner Pradaxa is prescribed to people who need to reduce the risk of stroke or blood clots and atrial fibrillation (a condition associated with an irregular heartbeat). Pradaxa, however, may pose a risk to a consumer's health. The drug is linked to internal bleeding and other serious conditions.
A dangerous drug can destroy a life. Attorney Scott Elliot Smith understands how devastating a Pradaxa side effect can be on an individual and that person's family. If you or a loved one was harmed by Pradaxa, contact the Smith Law Office for a free consultation.
What You Should Know About Pradaxa Side Effects
The following are serious risks linked to Pradaxa:
- Heart attack (myocardial infarction)
- Internal Bleeding
- Acute coronary syndrome (ACS)
If you or a loved one is using the blood-thinning medication, be aware of the following symptoms that may be a sign of a more serious problem:
- Stomach pain
- Gastrointestinal symptoms like dyspepsia
Pradaxa Under Investigation For Safety Concerns
The German pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim AG manufactures Pradaxa and received approval to market the drug in October 2010. The drug was intended as a replacement for Warfarin. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in December 2011 received reports of bleeding linked to Pradaxa and began an investigation. In its safety review, the FDA is trying to find out if bleeding events among patients using Pradaxa is more frequent than expected.
According to an Archives of Internal Medicine study in January 2012, Pradaxa was linked to a slightly higher risk of heart attack or acute coronary syndrome.
Unfortunately, internal bleeding linked to Pradaxa can be fatal, since there is no medication that can stop the bleeding. A Pradaxa user who is injured in a relatively minor auto accident, for example, might bleed out.
Harmed by Pradaxa Side Effects? Find Out How an Experienced Attorney Can Help
Scott Elliot Smith knows your case is important to you. And that means it is important to him. A free consultation is your first step on the road to recovery toward peace of mind - financially, emotionally and mentally. Call 888-311-5297 or contact us online. And you don't pay us any fees unless we make a recovery in your case. That's part of our contingency fee arrangement we provide for our clients.