The European recommendation comes at a time when thousands of plaintiffs are filing Pradaxa lawsuits in the U.S. that claim the drug caused uncontrollable internal bleeding.
New York, New York (PRWEB) May 04, 2014
As Pradaxa lawsuits (http://www.pradaxalawsuithelp.com/ ) mount in the U.S., Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes that the European Medicines Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use has recommended that the blood thinner’s approved uses be expanded to include treatment of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), as well as prevention of recurrent DVT and PE in adults. According to a report published by PharmBiz.com on April 29th, Boehringer Ingelheim maintains that DVT or PE patients taking Pradaxa experienced significantly lower rates of bleeding than those taking warfarin, a blood thinner that has been in use for decades.*
“The European recommendation comes at a time when thousands of plaintiffs are filing Pradaxa lawsuits in the U.S. that claim the drug caused uncontrollable internal bleeding. Pradaxa patients should be informed of its potential side effects, especially the fact that there exists no readily-available antidote for Pradaxa bleeding complications,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm is offering free and confidential case evaluations to individuals who allegedly experienced cerebral hemorrhage, gastrointestinal bleeding, or other episodes of serious internal bleeding due to Pradaxa.
Pradaxa Bleeding Litigation
Pradaxa was launched on the U.S. market in 2010, and was initially approved to decrease the risk of strokes in people who suffer from atrial fibrillation. According to court documents, more than 2,500 lawsuits have been filed in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois on behalf of alleged victims of Pradaxa bleeding side effects. Among other things, these lawsuits claim that Boehringer Ingelheim wrongly touted Pradaxa as an improvement to warfarin, and point out that there currently exists no readily-available method for reversing serious internal bleeding that sometimes occurs with Pradaxa. Warfarin bleeding, by contrast, can be stopped via the administration of vitamin K. (In Re: Pradaxa (Dabigatran Etexilate) Products Liability Litigation – MDL No. 2385)
In February, a report aired by 7 Action News in Detroit asserted that Pradaxa may be the most complained about drug in the U.S. According to the broadcast, the FDA has received reports of 12,494 injuries and 1,158 deaths among Pradaxa users since the blood thinner was launched in the U.S. Many of these cases detailed episodes of uncontrollable internal bleeding. **
Individuals who allegedly suffered serious Pradaxa bleeding side effects may be entitled to compensation from Boehringer Ingelheim. Find out more about Pradaxa lawsuits at Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website. Please call 800-511-5092 to schedule a free, no obligation case review.
*pharmabiz.com/ArticleDetails.aspx?aid=81618&sid=2 , PharmBiz.com, April 29, 2014
**wxyz.com/money/consumer/pradaxa-lawsuit, 7 Action News, February 25, 2014
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