Our Lawyers Can Help When Pradaxa Harms You

Pradaxa (dabigatran) is a blood-thinning drug released in 2010. It is manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim and is used to reduce the risk of blood clots and stroke in people with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning in 2012 against prescribing this drug for patients with mechanical prosthetic heart valves.

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Uncontrollable Bleeding Makes Pradaxa Extremely Dangerous

While doctors and patients refer to drugs like Pradaxa and warfarin as blood thinners, they actually interfere with your blood's ability to clot. This can be helpful if you are at risk for stroke or heart attack, have poor blood flow or recently underwent surgery.

Preventing your blood from clotting can also be dangerous. Your body uses blood clots to control bleeding when you get a cut, scrape or other external or internal wound. Some drugs, like warfarin, have a reversal agent that counteracts the anti-clotting effect. There is currently no reversal agent to counteract internal bleeding caused by Pradaxa use.

Without a reversal agent, doctors are left with very few options to stop uncontrollable bleeding. Excessive internal bleeding can cause serious and life-threatening injuries. Patients who have taken Pradaxa or another dangerous blood thinner may be able to recover compensation for:

  • Medical expenses already incurred, ranging from ambulance rides to surgeries
  • Future medical expenses necessary to treat complications
  • Lost income while you were unable to work
  • Physical pain
  • Emotional suffering
  • Funeral expenses and personal losses in cases involving wrongful death

Contact Our Pradaxa Bleeding Side Effect Lawyer

Contact us if you or a loved one took Pradaxa or another dangerous blood thinner and suffered complications. We can help you understand your case in a free consultation with an attorney and work to get the compensation you need and deserve.

To schedule a free consultation, please call James F. Humphreys & Associates, L.C., in Charleston, West Virginia, at 304-347-5050 or complete a form online.