Pradaxa® Injury Lawyers

Houston Defective Drug Attorneys You can Trust

Pradaxa® is a relatively new blood thinner prescribed to prevent stroke in patients suffering from atrial fibrillation. Boehringer Ingelheim promotes Pradaxa® as the superior alternative to Warfarin / Coumadin; however, a recent study showed that patients taking Pradaxa® have a much higher risk of heart attack or severe symptoms of heart disease.

Pradaxa® Study: Higher Heart Attack Risk

Based on data from seven clinical trials, the researchers found that patients who take Pradaxa® have a 33% higher risk of heart attack.

The study concluded that there were serious harmful cardiovascular effects linked to the use of Pradaxa®:

  • Myocardial infarction
  • Acute coronary syndrome

This study further urged physicians to consider these potential cardiovascular risks when prescribing Pradaxa®. Our firm, Fleming | Nolen | Jez, L.L.P., is proud to represent clients affected by dangerous or defective drugs, including Pradaxa®. If you believe you or a loved one suffered a heart attack or heart disease while using Pradaxa®, contact our firm for a free case evaluation.

FDA Safety Review – Serious Bleeding Risk

On December 8, 2011, the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety review to investigate a large number of reports of serious internal bleeding and hemorrhaging related to Pradaxa®. The FDA is investigating to determine if serious reports of bleeding and even death are happening more frequently. This investigation will access the serious bleeding risk associated with Pradaxa®.

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If you or a loved one has taken Pradaxa® and suffered a heart attack or severe bleeding, contact Fleming | Nolen | Jez, L.L.P. at (866) 977-6671 for a free case consultation by our drug litigation team.