Massachusetts Pradaxa Injury Attorneys

Pradaxa (dabigatran) is a new type of blood thinner prescribed to prevent stroke in people with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AFib), and it works. The problem is that the side effects can kill you. If you have been harmed by Pradaxa, please talk to our Massachusetts drug recall attorneys right away.

Dangers of Pradaxa

Dangerous and deadly side effects of Pradaxa can include:

  • Internal bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Bleeding in the brain
  • Hemorrhagic stroke
  • Uncontrollable excessive bleeding after injury, even very minor injury
  • Heart attack

Pradaxa Heart Attack

In January, 2012, a study results published in the Archives of Internal Medicine revealed that Pradaxa use increases the risk of heart attack and acute coronary syndrome by 33% when compared to controls which included patients taking warfarin and those taking a placebo.

Pradaxa is Different than other Anticoagulants

All anticoagulants, or blood thinners, can cause serious bleeding events because they prevent the blood from clotting. When blood thinners cause a bleeding event, doctors follow a reversal protocol which quickly gets bleeding under control. This typically includes administering a reversal agent that quickly neutralizes the blood thinning drug, and administering other substances which help the blood start clotting.

This does not work with Pradaxa for several reasons including the fact that there is no reversal agent for Pradaxa. The reversal protocol for Pradaxa takes hours and it is not completely effective. Since it is a new drug, many doctors are not familiar with it and do not know the proper steps to take. Even when they do, it may not work fast enough to save a dying patient.

If you or a loved one has been harmed or killed by Pradaxa and you live in Massachusetts, please contact our Massachusetts drug recall attorneys at 1-877-LOSS-RECOVER (567-7732). Our experienced product liability lawyers will recover the compensation you deserve.