Xarelto and Pradaxa
If you or a loved one suffered from excessive bleeding while taking the drugs Pradaxa and Xarelto, you may be eligible for damages.
Xarelto and Pradaxa are blood thinning drugs that have been prescribed to treat patients with non-vascular atrial fibrillation or AFib. These second generation blood thinners have been touted and marketed as a safe and effective alternative to Warfarin (Coumadin) which has been used for many years to treat patients with AFib and other health conditions.
These drugs have been linked to an increased risk of injury that includes severe bleeding. Once bleeding begins, these drugs lack the necessary antidote or counteracting agent to reverse their effect making bleeding in many cases uncontrollable and severe. Unfortunately, there have been many cases of death associated with these side effects.
Pradaxa (dabigatran) was brought to market by the Boehringer Ingelheim company in 2010. In 2014, the FDA published a study showing that Pradaxa had an increased risk of gastrointestinal bleeding compared to Warfarin. (Click here to read the study.) Thousands of individuals who allege they were injured by Pradaxa filed claims and lawsuits against Boehringer Ingelheim. In these lawsuits, evidence was developed that show that Boehringer Ingelheim failed to share data it had regarding the increased risk of bleeding. The company has just recently paid $650 million dollars to settle the claims and lawsuits of individuals who suffered injuries as a result of taking Pradaxa.
Xarelto (rivaroxaban) was brought to market in 2011. There is reported research that shows that Xarelto likewise is associated with increased risk of uncontrolled bleeding in some patients. As with Pradaxa, many individuals have filed claims and lawsuits against Janssen Pharmaceuticals, the maker of Xarelto.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury related to taking Xarelto or Pradaxa including but not limited to the following, the lawyers at Burke Harvey stand ready to assist you:
- Gastrointestinal bleeding or hemorrhage
- Brain bleeding or hemorrhage
- Uncontrolled internal bleeding or hemorrhage
- Stroke or Heart Attack
Burke Harvey represents hundreds of individuals and their families who have suffered injuries or death related to use of Xarelto and Pradaxa. Contact Burke Harvey today to get the help you need.