Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc. and others are being accused in a new lawsuit of failing to warn about the harmful side effects of the blood-thinner drug Pradaxa (generic: dabigatran).
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one suffered bleeding complications from Pradaxa, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer and our lawyers can help.
What’s the Problem?
May 10, 2017 – According to the lawsuit, Plaintiffs Jon Bangert, Billie Barnes, Forrest Britt, et al. were severely injured after taking Pradaxa. Plaintiffs allege that Boehringer, McKesson Corp. and Does 1 through 50 are responsible because they allegedly failed to warn about the harmful effects of Pradaxa, including excessive and/or uncontrollable bleeding.
Pradaxa was developed as a replacement for warfarin, and is supposed to require less monitoring and be easier to use. However, warfarin can be quickly counteracted by doses of Vitamin K when an internal bleeding problem occurs. This does not work with Pradaxa or any of the other newer generation of blood thinners such as Xarelto.
In recent studies, Pradaxa bleeding side effects included:
- Any bleeding – in up to 16.6 percent of people taking Pradaxa (compared to 18.4 percent with warfarin)
- Major (serious) bleeding – up to 3.3 percent (compared to 3.6 percent with warfarin)
- Life-threatening bleeding – up to 1.5 percent (compared to 1.9 percent with warfarin)
- Bleeding in the brain – up to 0.3 percent (compared to 0.8 percent with warfarin)
Plaintiffs in the new lawsuit are seeking a jury trial and general damages, medical and other special damages, interest, punitive and exemplary damages, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just.
The lawsuit was filed on April 3 in the San Francisco County Superior Court.
Do I Have a Pradaxa Class Action Lawsuit?
The Class Action Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Pradaxa lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you were injured by Pradaxa side effects, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.