Dallas, TX (PRWEB) October 23, 2012
The Journal for The American Medical Association last month warned that the FDA may have rushed approval of the drug Pradaxa, overlooking key Pradaxa side effects like early trials showing there was no reversal agent for Pradaxa internal bleeding.
On October 16th, Big News Network reported on an Alabama patient who spent 10 days in the hospital for internal bleeding after taking Pradaxa. While all anticoagulants can cause internal bleeding, most have a reversal agent. A March 6, 2012 report by the Journal of Neurosurgery detailed a specific case and complaints by doctors that once Pradaxa causes internal bleeding, there is very little they can do to stop it.
Anyone who has been affected by internal bleeding after taking Pradaxa is urged to learn about their legal options as soon as possible.
The FDA warned on December 7, 2011 that it was investigating Pradaxa after receiving more injury or death reports than expected. USA Today reported on August 19th that the FDA received 3,781 reports of side effects and 542 deaths among Pradaxa users last year, leading all other medications in 2011.
Due to the number of Pradaxa lawsuits expected, a central court was recently established in Illinois to handle the claims. The case is known as MDL No. 2385, IN RE: Pradaxa Product Liability Litigation, Southern District of Illinois. On September 5, 2012, the United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation indicated more than 100 Pradaxa claims have now been filed.
Now, a federal judge overseeing Pradaxa lawsuits filed by those injured has entered an order expediting the claim filing process. On October 4, 2012, Judge David Herndon entered a Case Management Order allowing for direct filing of claims into the Pradaxa Federal MDL. http://www.ilsd.uscourts.gov/opinions/ilsd_live.3.12.md.2385.2171747.0.pdf#search=%22pradaxa%22
Anyone affected by internal bleeding after Pradaxa use is urged to speak with a lawyer about their legal options as soon as possible. Due to the specialized nature of these federal MDL cases, the Pradaxa Resource Center only recommends lawyers who are already handling Pradaxa lawsuits.
For more information on the research, warnings, side effects and legal options relating to the drug Pradaxa, or to speak with a lawyer, visit http://www.Pradaxa-lawsuits.org.