As a Medical social worker running the Pradaxa Helpline I am concerned about the effect of Pradaxa on seniors. Pradaxa can cause brain bleeds which can be fatal as noted below. A Pradaxa lawyer can help you for Boulder, Colorado Springs, Denver, Fort Collins, Pueblo, Rockies, western slope and all of Colorado. Call the Pradaxa Helpline and speak to a Geriatric medical social worker today.
Breaking Pradaxa News
Death From Fall Linked to Pradaxa Cerebral Hemorrhage
Recently, three doctors from the University of Utah published a report in the Journal of Neurosurgery regarding the death of an 83 year-old man who was taking Pradaxa. The man had a minor fall and hit his head. When he arrived in the ER, he was alert and talking. The doctors ran a CT scan and found a small area of bleeding in his brain. However, the Doctors were unable to stop the bleeding because the man was taking Pradaxa, an anti-clotting drug with no effective reversal agent. Within six hours, the man lapsed into a coma, and died. This could happen in Colorado as well.
Pradaxa is an anticoagulant with no antidote. Pradaxa extensive bleeding can be life threatening, Utah Pradaxa lawyers are reviewing cases for Pradaxa related deaths.
Colorado Pradaxa lawyers are reviewing side effects and deaths from pradaxa
It’s important that patients who have been prescribed Praxdaxa are alert to the common signs of internal bleeding. They include:
- Unexpected bruising
- confusion due to a brain bleed
- loss of concentration
- Joint pain or swelling
- Pink, brown or discolored urine
- Unusual gum bleeding
- Red or black stools that look like tar.
FDA Safety Announcement For Pradaxa
[12-7-2011] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is evaluating post-marketing reports of serious bleeding events in patients taking Pradaxa (dabigatran etexilate mesylate). Pradaxa is a blood thinning (anticoagulant) medication used to reduce the risk of stroke in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common type of heart rhythm abnormality. Pradaxa lawyers are watching the numbers on side effects and deaths from Pradaxa very closely.
If you or someone you case for has a pradaxa injury or Pradaxa related death contact a Colorado Pradax lawyer