Pradaxa is a blood thinning medication used to reduce the risk of stroke and blood clots in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation. Now it has also been associated with an increased risk of heart attacks.
Studies in 2011 and 2012 showed Pradaxa’s connection to cardiac arrest as a result of serious bleeding events. After analyzing seven clinical trials, researchers determined that the heightened risk of heart problems connected to the drug are “significant.”
Most anticoagulant (blood thinning) medications have the potential side effect of bleeding problems. Pradaxa, it appears, may be worse than others.
In a January 2012 report, physicians warn that medical providers should use caution when prescribing the drug because of these very serious risks.
If you or a loved one have taken Pradaxa and experienced heart attack or other serious cardiovascular injury, you may be entitled to compensation and should speak with one of our Pradaxa attorneys.
Contact us today or call (901) 327-1212 to get started or if you have any questions about a potential Pradaxa case.