This is Michael Brady Lynch, Lead Trial Attorney for The Michael Brady Lynch Firm.
It was with great fanfare that Pradaxa manufacturer Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals announced last week that Pradaxa had achieved the status of a “blockbuster drug” (blockbuster status is defined as generating annual sales of $1 billion or more). Ironically, this announcement comes on the eve of FDA data confirming that Pradaxa users reported more than 3,000 cases of side effects from Pradaxa bleeding in just the last three months of 2011. The 3,000 reports of Pradaxa side effects included 459 deaths, 69 disabilities, and 1,331 hospitalizations all due to Pradaxa bleeding.
Hot on the heels of the “blockbuster” announcement, more Pradaxa bleeding lawsuits continue to be filed every day. These claims have been filed against Pradaxa manufacturer Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, fueled by the reports of 3,000 reports of Pradaxa side effects included 459 deaths, 69 disabilities, and 1,331 hospitalizations all due to Pradaxa bleeding dangers.
If you have been a victim of a Pradaxa-related injury or if you or someone you love was taking Pradaxa and suffered a bleeding event, I urge you to contact me directly for a free, no-obligation evaluation of your Pradaxa case.