Blood Thinner Pradaxa

Pradaxa blood thinner | The Maher Law Firm | Frank EidsonPradaxa is a blood thinner with NO antidote

In contrast Warfarin (a blood thinner) that has an antidote to reverse the blood-thinning effects, Pradaxa does not, making some doctors feel helpless when a patient on Pradaxa starts bleeding.

“You feel helpless, and that’s a very bad feeling for us” said Dr. Cotton from the Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center

“Until an antidote is found, better disclosure or more limited use of Pradaxa may be preferable.” said some critics.

Pradaxa is a “blockbuster” drug that brings in more than a billion dollars in sales for its manufacturer – (a privately held German drug maker ‘Boehringer Ingelheim’) and was approved by the FDA in October of 2010, since then more than 100 lawsuits have been filed in federal courts and thousands more are expected.  In fact Pradaxa was identified as the primary suspect in 542 deaths reported to the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) in 2011, according to the Institute for Safety Medication Practices, a nonprofit based in Pennsylvania that monitors medicine safety.

“The practical experience is that once hemorrhagic complications occure in this drug, it is much more likely to be a catastrophe than with Coumadin (a blood thinner),” said Dr. Richard H. Schmidt, an associate professor of neurosurgery at the University of Utah.

Pradaxa is a dangerous drug, if you believe that you or a loved one has suffered injury or death due to a defective or dangerous pharmaceutical, you may have a right to compensation for your injuries. The Maher Law Firm and Frank Eidson attorney at law, would like to help. We invite you to contact our trial-tested Pradaxa attorneys today.


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