New York, NY (PRWEB) May 11, 2014
The federal judge overseeing thousands of Pradaxa lawsuits (http://www.pradaxalawsuithelp.com/) pending in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois has issued a new Pretrial Order pertaining to the proceeding’s second bellwether trial. Among other things, the Order directs that depositions be completed by October 17, 2014. Jury selection will begin on December 1, 2014, with opening statements to begin once selection has concluded. (In Re: Pradaxa (Dabigatran Etexilate) Products Liability Litigation – MDL No. 2385)
“Our Firm receives Pradaxa lawsuit inquiries on a regular basis from individuals who allegedly suffered uncontrollable internal bleeding due to their use of the blood thinning medication. We look forward to the commencement of bellwether trials this year,” 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 serious Pradaxa bleeding side effects.
Pradaxa Bleeding Allegations
Court records indicate that at least 2,460 Pradaxa lawsuits have been filed in the Southern District of Illinois on behalf of individuals who allegedly experienced cerebral hemorrhage, gastrointestinal bleeding, and other serious episodes of internal bleeding due to their use of the medication. Among other things, these lawsuits claim that Boehringer Ingelheim did not provide doctors and patients with adequate warnings regarding the lack of an antidote to reverse potential Pradaxa bleeding side effects.
According to court documents, the first bellwether trial in the Pradaxa litigation is scheduled to begin on September 8, 2014. Bellwether trials are an important milestone in large, complex litigations, as they may provide important insight into how other juries might decide similar claims.
Pradaxa was first approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in 2010, and was touted as an improvement over warfarin. However, Pradaxa lawsuits point out that the internal bleeding that sometimes accompanies warfarin use can be stopped via the administration of vitamin K. In February, a segment aired by 7 Action News in Detroit revealed that 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. *
Pradaxa patients who allegedly suffered from the drug’s bleeding side effects may be entitled to compensation. Learn more about Pradaxa lawsuits at Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website. Please call 800-511-5092 to schedule a free, no obligation case review.
*wxyz.com/money/consumer/pradaxa-lawsuit, 7 Action News, February 25, 2014
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