Uncontrollable Bleeding After Pradaxa Use can Lead to Death

September 23, 2015
Pradaxa is a prescription blood thinner medicine that lowers the chance of blood clots forming in your body. It is commonly prescribed to reduce the risk of stroke and blood clots in patients with Atrial Fibrillation that is not caused by a heart valve problem. Pradaxa is also used to treat blood clots in the veins of the legs (Deep vein thrombosis, or DVT) or lungs (Pulmonary Embolism, or PE) and to reduce the risk of clots occurring again. However, the popular blood thinner medication has caused severe internal injuries and death in users. Here are just a few of the stories that came into our office recently from patients and families who have been injured by Pradaxa use:
  • A woman in Virginia died after taking Pradaxa for 5 years. She suffered from intracranial bleeding at the time of death.
  • a Colorado man developed uncontrolled internal bleeding after taking Pradaxa for 2 months
  • An Alabama man took Pradaxa for only one month and developed bloody stools, unexpected bleeding, and internal bleeding
  • A Florida woman died of GI hemorrhaging after taking Pradaxa for 7 months. Her doctors could not stop the bleeding during surgery, and she passed away in hospice care shortly thereafter.
Legal Commentary
Our Pradaxa attorneys at Fears Nachawati are studying, examining and investigating current Pradaxa claims on behalf of patients and their families who may have been injured by the drug. If you or a loved one has experienced any side effects while taking Pradaxa, contact our Pradaxa lawyers to discuss the facts of your potential case. We are available by phone for a free consultation at +1.866.694.6774 or by email at mn@fnlawfirm.com.
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