Pradaxa is a blood thinner used to prevent blood clots. Manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim, Pradaxa reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke in patients with a heart problem known as atrial fibrillation. Doctors may also prescribe Pradaxa to prevent blood clots from migrating and causing deep vein thrombosis in the legs or pulmonary embolism in the lungs.
Though Pradaxa is advertised as a safe anticoagulant, the medication can cause extreme bleeding that may be fatal. Pradaxa has been linked to thousands of complications, such as:
- Stomach bleeding
- Intestine bleeding
- Kidney bleeding
- Excessive menstrual bleeding
- Excessive nose bleeding
- Uncontrollable bleeding
- Brain hemorrhages
- Fatal bleeding
Courts have held Boehringer Ingelheim responsible for failing to inform patients about Pradaxa’s bleeding side effect. The makers of Pradaxa are required to compensate injured patients in a multi-million dollar settlement. If you or a loved one used Pradaxa and developed serious bleeding side effects, you may be entitled to compensation.
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