Recent news reports have raised concerns that there are serious health risks associated with taking the anticoagulant Pradaxa.
Typically prescribed to the elderly as a medication to prevent strokes in patients with irregular heartbeats, Pradaxa has also been tied to serious cases of internal bleeding and hemorrhaging.
But the problems do not stop there. There are claims that once a person starts bleeding internally from Pradaxa, there is no way to stop the hemorrhage. This irreversible bleeding is to blame for an unknown number of deaths as medical and legal experts scramble to determine the exact link between Pradaxa and hemorrhaging.
Another factor in the rise in the number of deaths related to Pradaxa use is the fact that so many elderly patients are prescribed the drug. Elderly patients have a higher tendency to fall due to their decreased mobility, and even the slightest bump or bruise can trigger internal bleeding. If Pradaxa exacerbates internal bleeding, then the elderly patient is at a higher risk of dying from the injury. Add this risk to the inability for doctors or paramedics to stop the hemorrhage, and it is likely that the patient will pass away.
As a result, lawsuits claiming that Pradaxa’s manufacturer, Boehringer Ingelheim, failed properly warn patients and doctors about the risks of internal bleeding and of the inability to stop the flow of blood once it starts have been filed.
That is why it is imperative that any person who has suffered internal bleeding while taking Pradaxa in Kentucky or has lost a loved one due to the same reason contacts a lawyer immediately to discuss their legal rights. The Pradaxa injury attorneys at Gray and White Law pride themselves on their experience in handling defective drugs and medical devices and will provide a complete case evaluation free of charge. Call them today at 888-450-4456 or fill their online form today.