Pradaxa® was first introduced as a prescription drug in October of 2010. It is a blood thinner that is prescribed to patients with atrial fibrillation. This condition causes an irregular heartbeat in patients and puts them at increased risk for stroke and blood clots. Just 14 months after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Pradaxa, it issued a warning statement about its dangers to doctors and patients. The FDA warning came in response to the numerous reports of serious side effects, including:
- Coughing up blood
- Feeling lethargic
- Vomiting blood or vomit that has the appearance of coffee grounds
- Swelling and pain
- Discolored urine
- Unexplained bruises
If you or a loved one take Pradaxa and have experienced any of these symptoms, it is important to seek immediate medical attention. After you are stabilized, you may be considering filing a personal injury lawsuit against the makers of Pradaxa or your doctor for not warning you about its dangers. Since you had to seek additional care to treat symptoms brought on by Pradaxa, it is only right to be compensated for it.
The dangerous drug lawyers at Phillips Law Offices have years of experience helping clients across the country obtain their rightful compensation. We determine who is at fault in your medical product liability case and then file a lawsuit on your behalf. These cases can be difficult to prove, but our defective drug lawyers have access to some of the best medical experts in the country. You do not pay attorneys’ fees until we successfully settle your lawsuit. We seek to recover for your medical expenses and time missed from work, both now and in the future. You may also receive a reward for your physical and emotional suffering as a result of taking this dangerous drugs.