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Approved in 2010, Pradaxa was the first blood-thinner on the market to challenge warfarin, which had been almost exclusively used since the 1950s. In only two years, the new anticoagulant had achieved nearly 4 million prescriptions. However, it also caused the deaths of 500+ patients and resulted in harm to thousands.
Just recently, Pradaxa paid $650 million to settle all outstanding lawsuits and litigation on account of Pradaxa use—but they refused to admit guilt or take responsibility.
If you were harmed or lost a loved one due to Pradaxa, contact our firm as soon as possible. The law firm of Bailey Peavy Bailey Cowan Heckaman has the skill and experience you need to handle your case. We have decades of experience standing up to the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies. Contact BPB at (888) 367-7160. We offer free consults to answer your questions.
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How Does Pradaxa Cause Fatal Injuries?
As an anticoagulant, Pradaxa helps patients with atrial fibrillation (or irregular heart rhythm) avoid a stroke by preventing the blood from clotting. However, as with any other blood thinner, the risk of reducing blood clots is internal bleeding. For warfarin, the blood thinner of choice for decades, this risk was mitigated through an antidote containing Vitamin K—which facilitates clotting and is suppressed by warfarin. However, Pradaxa works by suppressing an enzyme known as thrombin that allows blood to clot—this means the medication has no antidote. Once a patient begins hemorrhaging, they are much more likely to bleed to death or suffer long-term harm. Recent reports indicate that Pradaxa is one of the likeliest drugs on the market to cause major bleeding events and death.
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With over 150 years of collective experience, BPB is well-prepared to handle your Pradaxa lawsuit and seek justice for you or a loved one. We are passionate about fighting for our clients’ well-being and long-term care, whether it is compensation for a lost loved one or for costly medical treatment as a result of Pradaxa harm.
When you work with our lawyers, you are never alone. We ensure that you have direct access to your personal attorney at all times—that’s a promise. Each of BPB’s clients becomes a part of our family because your life and your circumstances matter to us. That’s why we practice personal injury law—to help everyday people seek justice effectively and skillfully. Our firm is built on honesty, hard work, and servicing our clients, so you can trust your case is in the right hands.
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