(PRWEB) May 25, 2014
The federal judge overseeing thousands of Pradaxa lawsuits (http://www.pradaxalawsuithelp.com/)
in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois, has stayed all cases pending further notice from the Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to an Order dated May 20, 2014, U.S. District Judge David R. Herndon also convened a meeting in his chambers on May 21st to discuss the current status of the litigation’s ongoing settlement negotiations. (In Re: Pradaxa (Dabigatran Etexilate) Products Liability Litigation – MDL No. 2385)
“Our Firm continues to hear from Pradaxa users who allegedly suffered uncontrollable internal bleeding due to this medication. We look forward to further progress in this litigation,” 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 Side Effects
Pradaxa is a blood thinner that was approved in 2010 to prevent strokes in people with atrial fibrillation. Court documents indicate that nearly 2,700 lawsuits have been filed in the Southern District of Illinois on behalf of alleged victims of Pradaxa bleeding side effects. All of the lawsuits claim that Pradaxa was wrongly positioned as an improvement over warfarin, a blood thinner that has been used for decades. Among other things, plaintiffs claim that the company failed to warn that unlike warfarin, there exists no readily available antidote to reverse the internal bleeding that is known to sometimes occur with Pradaxa use. Warfarin bleeding can be stopped via the administration of vitamin K.
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. The report also noted that among all of the drugs monitored by the FDA, Pradaxa was the subject of the most complaints in both 2010 and 2011.*
Pradaxa patients who were allegedly harmed by the drug’s bleeding side effects may be entitled to file their own Pradaxa lawsuit. To learn more about the litigation involving Pradaxa, 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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