Georgia Pradaxa Attorneys
Pradaxa (generic name: dabigotran etexilate mesylate), a popular blood thinner used to prevent stroke in patients with irregular heartbeats, has been linked to serious, life-threatening side effects – internal bleeding and hemorrhaging.
On December 7, 2011, the FDA launched an investigation into claims that Pradaxa use may cause “serious bleeding events.”
“FDA is working to determine whether the reports of bleeding in patients taking Pradaxa are occurring more commonly than would be expected,” the agency published (read the full communication).
As such, the Atlanta and Columbus, Georgia product liability and dangerous drug attorneys at Pope, McGlamry, Kilpatrick, Morrison, & Norwood, are investigating claims involving Pradaxa side effects. If you or a loved one has suffered serious personal injury – such as hemorrhage or internal bleeding – contact us as soon as possible.
Pradaxa Side Effects
It’s of the utmost importance that all Pradaxa users know and be vigilant of the warning signs and symptoms of serious Pradaxa side effects. If you experience any of the following, contact your doctor immediately, these may be the result of internal bleeding – a very dangerous occurrence:
- Unusual bruising
- Excessive bleeding
- Coughing up / vomiting blood
- Bleeding gums
- Headaches or dizziness
- Pink or brown urine
- Red or black stools
- Vomit that resembles coffee grounds
- Swelling of the extremities
- Swollen joints / joint pain
Left untreated, hemorrhaging or internal bleeding can be fatal. Speak to your doctor or seek emergency services immediately if you suffer any of these warning signs.
* PLEASE NOTE: Do not discontinue taking any medications without first consulting your physician.
Pradaxa and Internal Bleeding
Numerous studies have linked Pradaxa use to severe side effects; internal bleeding the most commonly reported. An anticoagulant used to treat blood clots, Pradaxa may actually thin the blood too much causing internal bleeding.
A Pradaxa recall has not yet been issued; however, the FDA is investigating the drug’s connection to internal bleeding.
Reported Pradaxa side effects include gastrointestinal bleeding, brain hemorrhaging, kidney bleeding, heart attack, even wrongful death. If you or a loved one has suffered serious Pradaxa side effects, contact our Atlanta and Columbus attorneys today. Our Pradaxa lawyers are investigating claims on behalf of victims throughout Georgia.
Pradaxa side effects are life threatening. If you or a loved one has suffered side effects after taking Pradaxa, the dangerous drug lawyers at our Georgia firm can help you get the compensation to which you are entitled. During the firm’s 40-year history, we have successfully handled many lawsuits involving dangerous pharmaceuticals. We’ve secured significant verdicts and settlements on behalf of past clients; we can help you too.
If you contact our Pradaxa attorneys, please bring the following information:
- Prescription records
- Medical records
- Diagnosis records of any Pradaxa side effects
- Insurance claim forms
- Correspondence with your doctor
- Correspondence with your insurance company
- Any bills / records of costs that you have incurred
Contact Our Georgia Pradaxa Lawyers
At the Georgia law office of Pope, McGlamry, Kilpatrick, Morrison & Norwood, P.C., a Pradaxa attorney can help you file a lawsuit to recoup the damages you have incurred. Our trial-tested legal team will represent you intelligently and aggressively. We’ll stand toe-to-toe with pharmaceutical giants to ensure you’re justly compensated.
To speak with an experienced Atlanta or Columbus, Georgia Pradaxa lawyer – one familiar with its side effects – contact us today. We will make sure you are not taken advantage of; we’ll protect your rights.