Unfortunately, there is no way to predict who will and will not suffer an adverse reaction to a medication. Patients who are on, or are considering taking, a blood thinner should be advised that the blood thinner can cause many life-threatening effects, especially for patients who are vulnerable to bleeding and clotting problems.
High-risk groups for blood thinner complications include:
- Mothers. Dabigatran is listed as a Category C medication, meaning that it may affect a fetus if taken during pregnancy. Also, it is unknown whether Dabigatran can be transmitted from a mother to a child through breastfeeding, increasing the odds that someone in your family could suffer excess bleeding.
- The elderly. Elderly patients are often given blood thinners to prevent strokes. However, geriatric patients are also more likely to take multiple medications, suffer from kidney failure, and experience serious falls--all of which increase the likelihood of internal hemorrhage while taking Dabigatran.
- You. Ultimately, anyone taking this drug is at risk of suffering serious complications. If your doctor prescribed Dabigatran, you could be at risk of internal bleeding.
If you have experienced any adverse effects while taking a blood thinner, the legal team at Gray and White can help you get justice in your case and compensation for your injuries. To speak with one of our defective drug attorneys today, call our offices at (800) 634-8767 or fill out the form on this page to begin your FREE consultation.