Pradaxa Class ActionPradaxa (dabigatran) is an oral blood-thinning drug that is used to prevent blood clots and stroke. Unfortunately, it has no effective reversal agent, which can lead to life-threatening bleeding in an emergency. Over 2,000 Pradaxa lawsuits have already been filed against Boehringer Ingelheim. If you were injured, Schmidt & Clark, LLP can help you decide whether to join a Pradaxa class action or file an individual claim.

Free Pradaxa Class Action Evaluation: If you or your loved one was injured by Pradaxa, contact our law firm immediately for a free case consultation. If you join a class action, you could receive compensation for your injury, medical expenses, and more.

What is Pradaxa?

Pradaxa (dabigatran) is an oral blood-thinning drug that was introduced by Boehringer Ingelheim in 2010. At the time, it was welcomed as the first alternative to Coumadin (warfarin) in over 50 years. Pradaxa, a once-daily pill, is far easier to use than warfarin, which requires blood tests, dosage adjustments, and dietary restrictions against Vitamin K.

What is the problem with Pradaxa?

In an emergency bleeding situation or before an unplanned surgery, doctors must de-activate any blood-thinning medication so blood clots will form. Otherwise, a patient is at risk of bleeding to death.

With warfarin, the antidote is a simple dose of Vitamin K. However, with Pradaxa, the only way to reverse its blood-thinning effects is with 2-3 hours of dialysis, in which a patient’s blood is removed, mechanically cleaned, and returned to their body. In an emergency, Pradaxa’s lack of an antidote could mean the difference between life and death.

Pradaxa and Stroke

Another problem with Pradaxa is that it must be taken every day. If a patient forget to take Pradaxa, they rapidly lose protection against blood clots. In April 2013, the FDA warned about the increased risk of stroke from discontinuing Pradaxa. In comparison, one dose of warfarin protects against blood clots for up to five days.

Pradaxa Lawsuits

More than 2,000 Pradaxa lawsuits have been filed against Boehringer Ingelheim. These lawsuits are centralized in a federal Multi-district Litigation (MDL No. 2385) in Illinois.

All of the plaintiffs suffered severe bleeding or other injuries as a result of taking Pradaxa. They allege that Boehringer Ingelheim did not adequately warn doctors about the risk of severe or fatal bleeding, and that there is no reversal agent to counteract Pradaxa’s blood-thinning effects.

What is a Class Action Lawsuit?

Class actions are an efficient way for a group of people with similar legal claims to seek compensation. Instead of everyone filing a lawsuit alone, plaintiffs consolidate their individual claims into a class action. Lawyers select a “class representative” and use their case to argue for compensation on behalf of the entire group.

Pradaxa Class Action

Pradaxa is associated with thousands of severe injuries and hundreds of deaths. These injuries are extremely serious, and Schmidt & Clark, LLP believes everyone who was harmed deserves the opportunity to seek financial compensation. If you contact us for a free case evaluation, we can discuss your legal options, such as joining a Pradaxa class action or filing an individual claim.

Do I have a Pradaxa Lawsuit?

The Product Liability & Defective Drug 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 cases in all 50 states.

Free Pradaxa Class Action Evaluation: Again, if you or a loved one was injured by Pradaxa, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing an individual claim or joining a Pradaxa class action, and we can help.

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