If you have taken Pradaxa and experience severe bleeding, heart attack, or other cardiovascular injuries, you may be wondering if the product has been recalled and whether or not you can sue for compensation.
In fact, at the time of this posting (4/09/2012), Pradaxa has not actually been recalled. The FDA is currently reviewing Pradaxa’s safety after numerous reports about its side effects. They also released a warning regarding proper storage and handling for Pradaxa.
While the drug is suspected of causing serious side effects like uncontrolled bleeding, cardiac arrest, and even death, the FDA warns that benefits may outweigh the risks for patients at risk of stroke. Having not yet recalled Pradaxa, the FDA states, “At this time, FDA continues to believe that Pradaxa provides an important health benefit when used as directed and recommends that healthcare professionals who prescribe Pradaxa follow the recommendations in the approved drug label.”
However, not everyone agrees. Our attorneys believe Pradaxa’s manufacturers, Boehringer Ingelheim, may have inadequately warned consumers of the risky side effects. In addition we think safer alternatives to the drug may have been overlooked.
If you or a family member have taken Pradaxa and been injured by bleeding, heart attack, or death, you may be entitled to compensation. Our Memphis Tennessee Pradaxa lawyers can help. Contact us or call (901) 327-2100 for a free consultation.