What is Pradaxa?
Pradaxa or Dabigatran is an anticoagulant (blood thinner) that prevent the formation of blood clots. It is normally used to treat atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat), deep vein thrombosis (blood clot in the leg), pulmonary embolism (blood clot in the lung), or used after a knee replacement or hip replacement surgery.
Pradaxa does not have a counteracting drug to reverse its effects, thus, increasing the risk of injury from side effects.
What are the side effects of Pradaxa?
Pradaxa causes bleeding.
Bleeding out may occur internally causing stroke, hemorrhaging, or hematoma.
For many individuals the blood loss is uncontrollable requiring on or multiple blood transfusions. Other individuals have required hospitalization because of the bleeding. These individuals go through many tests to figure out the cause of the bleeding.
Many individuals don’t notice the blood loss but feel weak and tired. After seeing a doctor and having blood tests, the doctor determines that their hemoglobin levels are low.
What are your legal rights?
If you or a loved one has taken Pradaxa and suffered a stroke, hemorrhaging, hematoma, or severe bleeding, call us today for a free consultation. Dealing with pharmaceutical drug injuries can be a distressing and trying experience. We have an experienced team of attorneys and staff members who focus on these types of situations and we’re here to help you navigate through your ordeal.