Others, like the Institute for Safe Medication Practices, have warned that patients may be nearly 5 times as likely to die from Pradaxa bleeding than warfarin bleeding.
Dallas, TX (PRWEB) August 07, 2013
The prescription drug resource center DrugNews.net is announcing updated information for patients taking the blood thinner Pradaxa. A federal judge recently denied attempts by the maker of the drug to dismiss a lawsuit alleging Pradaxa caused internal bleeding injuries*.
DrugNews provides patients taking popular prescription drugs with the latest warnings, recalls, studies and legal news to improve awareness and consumer safety. Visitors can see if others are experiencing similar side effects and decide if they need legal advice.
Pradaxa is a blood thinner approved by the FDA in 2010 as a stroke preventative for patients with atrial fibrillation. Experts disagree, however, about its risks for internal bleeding. The FDA has advised Pradaxa is no more dangerous than traditional blood thinner warfarin**.
Others, like the Institute for Safe Medication Practices, have warned that patients may be nearly 5 times as likely to die from Pradaxa bleeding than warfarin bleeding***. A recent study from the Netherlands also suggests patients taking blood thinners like Pradaxa may be 55% more likely to suffer internal bleeding****.
Due to the growing number of patients who have filed a Pradaxa lawsuit alleging internal bleeding, cases have been consolidated to a special federal court in Illinois. The case is formally known as MDL No. 2385, IN RE: Pradaxa Product Liability Litigation, Southern District of Illinois. The latest court records show at least 1,133 claims filed*****.
Now, DrugNews has learned that Judge David Herndon, who is overseeing the cases, recently blocked attempts by drug maker Boehringer Ingelheim to dismiss a case in which a man alleges Pradaxa caused him internal bleeding injury*.
Anyone affected by internal bleeding after taking Pradaxa is encouraged to visit DrugNews.net or speak with a lawyer about their legal options. However, due to the specialized nature of federal drug injury cases, DrugNews only recommends lawyers who have already handled Pradaxa lawsuits.
*Judge David Herndon, 7/18/13; aboutlawsuits.com/wp-content/uploads/2013-07-18-Jackson-Order.pdf
**FDA, 11/2/12; http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm326580.htm
***Institute for Safe Medication Practices, 1/9/13; ismp.org/quarterwatch/pdfs/2012Q2.pdf
****Gastroenterology, July 2013; gastrojournal.org/article/S0016-5085(13)00290-4/fulltext
*****JPML 7/10/13; jpml.uscourts.gov/sites/jpml/files/Pending_MDL_Dockets_By_District-July-10-2013.pdf