New York, NY (PRWEB) December 12, 2012
German drug manufacturer Boehringer has brought in more than a billion dollars from sales of its blood-thinning drug Pradaxa, according to Bloomberg, but celebration is not in order. The drug has been linked to 500 deaths in the United States over a two-year period, Bloomberg said, and now Boehringer faces up to 150 lawsuits related to serious Pradaxa side effects.
The plaintiffs allege, according to Bloomberg, that Boehringer knew about those potentially serious Pradaxa side effects, including patient “bleed-outs.” The FDA approved Pradaxa in 2010 as a blood-clot prevention alternative to the decades-old warfarin.
But by the following year, the FDA had received reports of 542 deaths and 3,781 side-effect incidents tied to the drug, according to Bloomberg. There were reports outside the United States as well. After European regulators said that 256 deaths were linked to Pradaxa, Boehringer admitted that there were 260 deaths associated with the medication. In New Zealand in 2011, there were dozens of reported deaths as well.
“Patients trusted that Pradaxa would work as indicated, but their trust has been damaged by these reports,” said Rochelle Rottenstein, principal of the Rottenstein Law Group. “I encourage anyone who has experienced serious Pradaxa side effects or who knows anyone who has to contact a lawyer today.”
The Rottenstein Law Group maintains a comprehensive website with a wealth of information regarding Pradaxa lawsuits and side effects. Those who believe they are suffering from serious side effects related to their use of Pradaxa should contact Rottenstein Law Group today for a free consultation.
About THE ROTTENSTEIN LAW GROUP
The Rottenstein Law Group is a New York-based law firm that represents clients in mass tort actions. The firm was founded by Rochelle Rottenstein, who has more than two decades of experience as a lawyer, to represent clients hurt by defective medical devices.
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