A plaintiff in a Pradaxa bleeding risk lawsuit was recently granted approval to move forward with his suit. In the Pradaxa lawsuit, the plaintiff claims that the pharmaceutical company behind Pradaxa, Boehringer Ingelheim, did not sufficiently warn users about Pradaxa bleeding risks. Furthermore, the plaintiff in this case, which is being heard in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, filed his lawsuit alleging that Boehringer Ingelheim created a defective drug.
U.S. District Judge Joseph R. Herndon made the decision against dismissing the plaintiff’s case. Terminating litigation was being considered due to the existence of warnings on the Pradaxa label. However, Judge Herndon determined that, though these warnings exist, an evaluation of them is necessary to decide if they provide sufficient information to Pradaxa users and health care providers.
The plaintiff’s Pradaxa lawsuit is one of thousands that have been consolidated into the Pradaxa multidistrict litigation (MDL). There are currently 1,326 Pradaxa lawsuits in the Pradaxa MDL in Illinois. When Carey Danis & Lowe reported on the Pradaxa MDL in February 2013, there were only 250 cases in the litigation, and now with well over 1,000, this is a sign that there are many individuals who may have been injured by this anticoagulant drug.
The Pradaxa MDL is In re: Pradaxa (Dabigatran Etexilate) Products Liability Litigation MDL 2385.
There have been numerous reports since Pradaxa hit the market of individuals experiencing serious bleeding episodes, which in some cases have resulted in fatalities. Unlike the generic anticoagulant warfarin that has been on the market since the 1950s, Pradaxa does not have a reversal agent that could slow or stop the excessive bleeding and potentially save a life.
Carey Danis & Lowe Pradaxa lawyers are pleased that Judge Herndon ruled in favor of allowing the plaintiff’s case to be heard. As a Pradaxa law firm that represents individuals who claim to have been injured by Pradaxa use, Carey Danis & Lowe considers it of utmost importance that individuals who claim to have been injured by a product have the opportunity to voice their grievances before a judge.
Carey Danis & Lowe is currently offering free legal evaluations of Pradaxa cases and assistance with filing Pradaxa lawsuits. Contact Carey Danis & Lowe by phone at 800.721.2519 or submit a personal injury claim form.References: Pharmaceutical litigation, Pradaxa