Gatlinburg Pradaxa Lawyer
Pradaxa is a blood thinner used to treat people who are at high risk of stroke. However, Pradaxa itself is known to cause serious health complications, including death. If you or a loved one was injured by Pradaxa, your financial costs and damages may lay in the hands of the pharmaceutical company, Boehringer Ingelheim, that makes the drug. Boehringer Ingelheim has settled thousands of claims and has paid hundreds of millions of dollars to many deserving plaintiffs in the process. You may be able to collect compensation for your medical bills, future medical costs caused by Pradaxa, pain and suffering, loss of joy of life, and much more. Contact our Pradaxa lawyers soon to find out if you have case worth pursuing because the statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit in Gatlinburg, Tennessee is just one year, according to statute 28-3-104, which does not leave you or your lawyer a lot of time to spare.
Blood Clot Deterrent Medication can Cause Extreme and Uncontrolled Bleeding
Patients with clotting risks of pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, or atrial fibrillation are often given blood thinners to decrease their chances of having a fatal event in the heart, lungs, or brain. Pradaxa is a relatively new drug that physicians may enjoy prescribing because it does not require dietary restrictions, regular blood tests, or intensive monitoring to find the right dose. It does, however, create a risk all on its own: severe and uncontrollable bleeding, among other issues. Internal bleeding is a serious risk especially for elderly patients, according to Philly.com.
Side Effects of Pradaxa
There is a long list of side effects caused in patients who use Pradaxa. Some of these side effects are more serious than others, however. Side effects include the following:
- Minor to severe bleeding;
- Skin rash
- Abdominal pain; and
- Stomach pain.
There are minor to moderate side effects of most medications. However, serious and potentially fatal side effects of Pradaxa include severe bleeding, which can lead to death if not treated immediately by a physician. It was not until very recently that an antidote for Pradaxa was created, though it is only available at hospitals which can present an obvious problem to a person who is in the process of bleeding to death. More serious side effects of Pradaxa include:
- Uncontrollable bleeding;
- Unusual bleeding, such as bleeding of the nose, mouth, rectum, or vagina;
- Red pinpoints under the skin;
- Blood in urine or stool;
- Vomit or blood that looks like coffee grounds when coughed up;
- Joint swelling or joint pain; and
- Heavy menstrual bleeding.
For Help with Your Pradaxa Injuries, Call a Lawyer Today
The serious side effects of Pradaxa pose too great of consequences for patients all across the state. If you were injured, you deserve compensation. Our Gatlinburg Pradaxa lawyers at Fox Farley Willis & Burnette have assisted numerous clients receive significant settlements for their Pradaxa injuries throughout the years, are are capable of taking on your case today. Call us to schedule a consultation.