New York, New York (PRWEB) May 18, 2014
Thousands of Pradaxa lawsuits (http://www.pradaxalawsuithelp.com/) filed on behalf of patients who allegedly suffered life-threatening internal bleeding due to the drug continue to move forward in a multidistrict litigation underway in U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to an Order issued on May 9, 2014, the Court has extended the defense deadline to complete production of discovery materials relating to Boehringer Ingelheim’s RE-LY clinical trial to May 22, 2014. As such, the Order also provides the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee with additional time to review those materials, and has directed the Committee to advise the Court on or before May 29, 2014, of how much time its experts will need to supplement their reports(In Re: Pradaxa (Dabigatran Etexilate) Products Liability Litigation – MDL No. 2385)
“Our Firm is pleased to see this proceeding moving forward, as we continue to hear from alleged victims of life-threatening Pradaxa bleeding side effects,” 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 patients who were allegedly harmed by Pradaxa.
Pradaxa Bleeding Allegations
Pradaxa is a blood-thinning drug approved to prevent strokes in people with atrial fibrillation. In February, 7 Action News in Detroit revealed that the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (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. in October 2010. Many of these cases detailed episodes of uncontrollable internal bleeding among Pradaxa patients.*
According to court documents, the RE-LY trial was an 18,000 patient study that was among the research submitted to the FDA to obtain approval of Pradaxa. Plaintiffs in more than 2,400 Pradaxa lawsuits pending in the Southern District of Illinois claim that Boehringer Ingelheim knew that the drug posed a deadly risk of internal bleeding at the time that it was cleared for sale, and wrongly touted Pradaxa as an improvement over decades-old warfarin. Among other things, the complaints note that there is no readily-available antidote for the internal bleeding that sometimes accompanies Pradaxa use, while warfarin bleeding can easily be stopped via the administration of vitamin K.
Individuals who were allegedly harmed by Pradaxa bleeding side effects may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. To learn more about filing a Pradaxa lawsuit, please visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website, or 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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