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Defective Drug Lawsuits

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What are Defective Drug Lawsuits?

Defective drug lawsuits often are filed when you or a loved one may experience a severe side effect that you weren’t properly warned about or the drug was marketed in a misleading manner.
In most cases, the U. S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will determine that the defective drug or medical product may have serious side effects that place patients at risk of harm or even death. As a result of taking defective drugs, patients and family members may suffer great injury and hardship. One recourse you have is to file defective drug side effects lawsuit with an experienced lawyer.

Some Current Defective Drug Claims Include:

Zofran – This anti-nausea drug has been linked to a possible increased risk of birth injuries such as cleft palate and heart defects.

Viagra – Studies show that taking Viagra may increase the risk of developing the deadly skin cancer, [...]

Many patients or their survivors are filing a Pradaxa Lawsuit after the drug has caused serious and life-threatening injuries

Since being approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on October 19th, 2010, Pradaxa, the first drug approved as an alternative to the anticoagulant warfarin, Pradaxa has been under serious review by the FDA due to post market reports of severe and possibly deadly bleeding in patients that have taken the anticoagulant. As a result, patients (or their families) that have taken Pradaxa and have suffered a bleeding event are filing claims against the drug manufacturer, Boehringer Ingelheim. For more information on whether or not you might have a claim, fill out the contact form on this page or call.

What is Pradaxa?

Pradaxa, which is manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim, is in a class of anticoagulant medications called direct thrombin inhibitors. Pradaxa may reduce the risk of strokes and blood clots in patients with [...]

The FDA is requiring a warning to be put on Pradaxa to alert health care professionals and the public that the blood thinner, Pradaxa, should not be used in patients with mechanical heart valves. Pradaxa users were more likely to experience strokes, heart attacks, and blood clots forming on the mechanical heart valves than those that used the blood thinner, Warfarin.
The warning came in response to data revealed during a clinical trial in Europe. The trial had to be cancelled due to the increased incidences of heart problems and strokes in patients with mechanical heart valves. This news adds to the growing number of safety investigations and subsequent lawsuits plaguing the manufacturer of Pradaxa.
Pradaxa, manufactured by German drug maker Boehringer Ingelheim, is an anticoagulant prescribed to prevent strokes, blood clots, and atrial fibrillation. It was marketed as the safer, easier alternative to Warfarin. However, the medicine makes it easier to bleed, [...]

On March 6, 2012, the Journal of Neurosurgery (JNS) published a report that Pradaxa may be responsible for irreversible bleeding complications after an elderly gentleman died as a result of a brain hemorrhage.

Pradaxa (dabigatran), manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim, is a prescription blood thinner medication. Pradaxa is part of a new class of medications recently approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to prevent strokes in patients with atrial fibrillation which is the most common type of heart rhythm abnormality especially among the elderly. This new class of drugs was developed to replace the use of warfarin (Coumadin), which has a high risk of bleeding and needs to be closely monitored.

The 83 year old man mentioned in the JNS report was treated at the University of Utah medical center after a routine fall. Initial evaluations showed serious complications, however two hours later CT scans indicated extensive brain hemorrhaging. Doctors were unable to [...]

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