When you are dealing with a near-death experience, the last thing on your mind is trying to figure out whether or not you have a claim against a pharmaceutical giant. Likewise, if you are grieving the loss of a loved one, your emotions are most likely focused on the person’s memory and not on litigation.
There have been numerous reports of Kentucky patients dying from or suffering severe injury from internal bleeding and hemorrhages while taking Pradaxa. Not only have these events caused serious heartache to the patients’ families, but the adverse events also raise questions on whether or not the patients or their surviving family members can bring a lawsuit against the drug’s manufacturer.
There is a strong chance that if you are dealing with internal bleeding from Pradaxa in Kentucky, you might be entitled to a lawsuit. Litigation against Pradaxa’s manufacturer, Boehringer Ingelheim, has already started, as legal experts claim that the company did not adequately warn patients about the risks of internal bleeding. There is also controversy surrounding the idea that Boehringer Ingelheim did not warn doctors about how to stop the internal bleeding once it has started.
Pradaxa is widely used to prevent strokes in patients with irregular heartbeats, or atrial fibrillation, and it is often prescribed to the elderly. And since the elderly tend to be less sure on their feet, slips and falls are more likely to occur, resulting in internal bleeding or hemorrhaging.
Warnings signs of internal bleeding include:
- Bright red blood coating the stool
- Dark blood mixed with the stool
- Black or tarry stool
- Bright red blood in vomit
- “Coffee-grounds” appearance of vomit
- Brown or pink urine
The best way to determine if you have a lawsuit after internal bleeding is to contact an attorney experienced with Pradaxa internal bleeding lawsuits in Kentucky. The lawyers at Gray and White Law are available to take your call and will also provide you with a complete case analysis at no cost. Simply call 1-888-450-4456 or fill out their online form today.