Tennessee Pradaxa Lawyers
Pradaxa is a blood thinning medication that was granted approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in October of 2010 to help patients who have atrial fibrillation to reduce the risk of blood clots. However, Pradaxa has led many patients to experience internal bleeding or hemorrhaging which has led to serious injuries and even in some cases death. Some of the signs of this internal bleeding may include but are not limited to:
- Feeling lethargic
- Unknown cause of bruising or bleeding
- Urine that is pink or brown in color
- Red or black colored stool
- Coughing up or vomiting blood
- Joint pain
- Headaches and dizziness
IS THERE A CURE FOR THE INTERNAL BLEEDING CAUSED BY PRADAXA?
Pradaxa was marketed as being safer than other blood thinning medications such as warfarin which could elevate the risk of bleeding by its interaction with specific foods. However, the bleeding caused by drugs such as warfarin can be stopped whereas the bleeding for Pradaxa cannot be stopped at this time. This can cause more serious injuries to occur and the chance for death to make even higher.
HOW MANY PEOPLE IN OTHER COUNTRIES MAY HAVE SUFFERED SERIOUS INJURIES OR DIED AFTER SUFFERING INTERNAL BLEEDING FROM PRADAXA?
It is believed that Five older patients taking Pradaxa in New Zealand died due to internal bleeding according to reports. This prompted an investigation into Pradaxa in September of 2011. An additional thirty-six people reported having internal bleeding. According to reports from New Zealand the relatives of people that died claimed the serious symptoms began when they went from using warfarin to Pradaxa.
HOW CAN A TENNESSEE DEFECTIVE DRUG PRADAXA AND PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY FROM THE HIGGINS FIRM HELP WITH MY CLAIM?
If you or a loved one took Pradaxa and had serious and potentially fatal reactions to it, you need to talk to a knowledgeable part of our Chattanooga legal team at the Higgins Firm immediately. Our team understands that you have questions and concerns and we will do our best to answer them. Our lawyers will use our skills and resources to obtain paperwork that may be needed for the case such as any medical treatment given, speaking with insurance providers and experts and anything else that may help us to fight for any damages you may be entitled to for your pain and suffering. Our lawyers will also see to it that the makers of these drugs pay for their failure to provide accurate warnings to consumers about the possible reactions.
You can reach our Tennessee Injury Lawyers online or by phone at: 800.705.2121. We will determine if you have a case and speak with you about any legal action you wish to take.