Pradaxa Lawsuits: Discovery Now Moving Forward in Federal Pradaxa Litigation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports

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The Firm continues to investigate potential Pradaxa lawsuits on behalf of alleged victims of life-threatening Pradaxa bleeding.

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We look forward to more progress in this litigation. We continue to hear from Pradaxa patients who experienced life-threatening internal bleeding while using this blood thinner.

Pradaxa lawsuits continue to move forward in U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois, following the most recent Status Conference in the federal Pradaxa litigation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to the minutes from the December 13th Conference, all issues involving the First Set of Discovery have been resolved and the parties are moving forward. Certain issues involving the Second Set of Discovery remain unresolved, and pending parties’ motions, will be addressed at the next Status Conference scheduled for January 14, 2013. (In Re: Pradaxa (Dabigatran Etexilate) Products Liability Litigation – MDL No. 2385)*

“We look forward to more progress in this litigation. We continue to hear from Pradaxa patients who experienced life-threatening internal bleeding while using this blood thinner,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a national law firm representing clients who have been injured by dangerous drugs and defective medical devices. The firm is currently offering free and confidential lawsuit evaluations to victims of Pradaxa bleeding side effects.

Pradaxa Lawsuits
At least 150 claims are pending in the Pradaxa litigation underway in the Southern District of Illinois. Plaintiffs allege that the blood thinning medication caused serious and fatal bleeding in users, and that Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals failed to warn patients of its risks, including the lack of a reversal agent to counteract Pradaxa bleeding. In a Case Management Order dated October 19, 2012, U.S. District Judge David Herndon set August 11, 2014 as the date of the Pradaxa litigation’s first bellwether trial.**

Pradaxa, which is used to prevent strokes in people with a heart-rhythm disorder known as atrial fibrillation, was approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in October 2010. According to a recent Bloomberg report, the FDA received reports of 542 deaths and 3,781 side-effect incidents tied to the drug in 2011. The Institute of Safe Medication Practices has also reported that Pradaxa has generated more reports of injury or death than any of the 800 drugs it monitors.***

Victims of serious Pradaxa side effects may be eligible to collect compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and more. To learn more about filing a Pradaxa lawsuit, please visit our website http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com/, or call 1-877-779-1414 to speak with one of our attorneys today.

*ilsd.uscourts.gov/documents/mdl2385/minutes12132012.pdf
** ilsd.uscourts.gov/Documents/mdl2385/cmo11.pdf
*** bloomberg.com/news/2012-12-11/boehringer-sued-by-hundreds-over-bleeding-tied-to-pradaxa.html

About Bernstein Liebhard LLP
Bernstein Liebhard LLP is a New York-based law firm exclusively representing injured persons in complex individual and class action lawsuits nationwide since 1993, including those who have been harmed by dangerous drugs, defective medical devices and consumer products. The firm has been named by The National Law Journal to the “Plaintiffs’ Hot List,” recognizing the top plaintiffs’ firms in the country, for the past 10 consecutive years.

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