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New Helpline for Pradaxa Injury Victims

The Pradaxa Helpline  assists  the unsuspecting public injured by Pradaxa. Pradaxa can cause heart attacks, bleeding and death.

The maker of Pradaxa, Boehringer Ingelheim, has now admitted to receiving more than 260 reports of death among patients taking the drug since its European launch in 2008. Experts fear the actual number of patients killed may be much higher.


PRLog (Press Release) – Apr 03, 2012 – Now  launched a Pradaxa Helpline for victims of the anti-coagulant Pradaxa. Pradaxa has shown to have side effects and complications which can lead to death.

The FDA issued a Safety Announcement for Pradaxa which points to heart problems with Pradaxa.

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.

On December 7, 2011, the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Safety Communication reporting that it was investigating reports of serious and fatal bleeds in patients taking Pradaxa. Injury lawyer Network Pradaxa lawyers are accepting cases for Pradaxa.

Pradaxa is an anticoagulant medicine that reduces the risk of blood clots forming in your body and causing a stroke. However, Pradaxa has shown unusual bleeding events. "I have concerns about the elderly taking Pradaxa',says Lisa Spitzer, a medical social worker who runs the helpline." Our senior population may be extremely vulnerable to these side effects and not know what to do". " The aging process increases potentail risks of all medications". It is important to contact your healthcare professional and seek immediate care if you develop any signs or symptoms of bleeding while on Pradaxa" That is very good advise as Pradaxa is showing some severe side effects.Lawyers are taking notice and accepting clients for potential Pradaxa lawsuits for these injuries.

Call your doctor and seek medical attention if you develop any signs or symptoms of bleeding such as

  • unusual bleeding from the gums
  • nose bleeding that happens often
  • menstrual or vaginal bleeding that is heavier than normal
  • bleeding that is severe or you cannot control
  • pink or brown urine
  • red or black stools (looks like tar)
  • bruises that happen without a known cause or that get larger
  • coughing up blood or blood clots
  • vomiting blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds.

If you are using the blood thinner Pradaxa (dabigatran), you may be at risk of suffering a stroke, or even death from this dangerous drug. If you are suffering any of these side effects see your doctor immediately.

Pradexa side effects can include:

  • bleeding which can be serious, and sometimes lead to death
  • it may take longer for any bleeding to stop
  • unexpected bleeding or bleeding that lasts a long time
  • unusual bleeding from the gums
  • frequent nose bleeds
  • menstrual bleeding that is heavier than normal
  • bleeding that is severe or you cannot control
  • bruises that happen without a known cause or get larger
  • bruising more easily
  • coughing up blood or blood clots
  • feeling dizzy or weak
  • headaches
  • pink or brown urine
  • red or black stools
  • unexpected pain, swelling, or joint pain
  • vomiting blood or vomit that looks like "coffee grounds"

The FDA approved Pradaxa® in October 2010, for the prevention of strokes in patients with a heart condition called non-valvular atrial fibrillation (also known as "AF"). Thus, it's hardly 'over a year old' as an anticoagulant in the U.S., and some critics of Pradaxa® have contended that the drug wasn't tested thoroughly enough before it was put on the market.

Pradaxa® Internal Bleeding

In November of 2011, a European counterpart to the FDA cited over 250 cases of fatal internal bleeding linked to Pradaxa® (a differently named version of Pradaxa® was on the market in Europe before it was released in the U.S.). The FDA has also received reports of Pradaxa®-associated internal bleeding here in the U.S.

Signs and symptoms of internal bleeding from Pradaxa include:

  • Throwing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds
  • Unexplained bleeding or bruising
  • Swelling in the ankles, feet, lower legs, hands and/or arms
  • Excess fatigue
  • Nosebleeds, bleeding from the gums
  • Coughing up blood
  • Dark colored urine

Pradaxa® can cause Heart Attacks. This is a Serious Side Effect of Pradexa.

Studies have also shown that Pradaxa® may increase the risk of heart attack. In a study of 18,000 patients, it was found that Pradaxa® treatment produces a 38 percent higher risk of heart attack than warfarin, an anticoagulant that has been used for many years.

Lawyers investigating most serious side effects of Pradaxa including:

  • death from severe or excessive bleeding
  • gastrointestinal bleeding
  • stomach pain (ulcers, nausea, heartburn, bloating)
  • kidney failure (kidney bleeding)
  • hemorrhagic stroke cerebral hemorrhage
  • heart attack
  • brain hemorrhaging

"If you or a loved one has been seriously injured by Pradaxa call Injury Lawyer Network Pradaxa Helpline and speak to our medical social worker today." According to Spitzer"People become very frightened and do not know what to do". "sometimes they need to be told to call 911 or seek medical advise right away"."Some are uncomfortable speaking to a law firm and prefer a medical social worker". " They are distraught about a parent or loved one""This si where a helpline is different then a "screener" at a law firm"