35 Years of Experience with Mass Tort Cases
The law firm of Searcy, Denney, Scarola, Barnhart & Shipley, P.A., based in Florida, has 35 years of experience handling mass tort litigation, medical malpractice claims and wrongful death cases involving prescription medication. Our Florida Pradaxa attorneys assist clients throughout the country with claims regarding the drug’s harmful side effects and complications. Searcy Denney filed its first lawsuit against Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. less than two years after the FDA approved Pradaxa. Since that time, our firm has filed numerous claims against the German corporation on behalf of patients and their families throughout the country.
Before Pradaxa, warfarin was one of the only choices for patients at risk of stroke or blood clots. For the drug to work, patients had to take constant doses of warfarin to maintain the correct amount of the blood-thinning medication. Pradaxa was promoted as a wonder drug when the manufacturer Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. began selling it in the United States. The level of Pradaxa remains steady in the patient’s system and therefore requires less frequent doses and fewer doctors’ visits. The FDA approved Pradaxa in October 2010. Within months of the drug hitting the market, its dangers became apparent. Both Pradaxa and warfarin can cause uncontrollable bleeding in patients who cut themselves while taking the medication or internal bleeding, even from a minor accident. But whereas a vitamin K injection heals the wounds of a warfarin patient, no such coagulation mechanism is available for Pradaxa patients. The FDA has revised labeling requirements for Pradaxa, but has not asked the manufacturer to recall the drug. Thousands of patients have suffered uncontrolled hemorrhaging and internal bleeding resulting in serious injuries, permanent disabilities and death. Until the drug is recalled, thousands more are likely to be injured or killed.
Our Pradaxa Litigation Team
Our firm is organized to handle complex mass tort litigation effectively and efficiently. Our seasoned trial lawyers work together and consult with medical and pharmaceutical experts to learn all we can about the drug and its effects on human health. We recognize the importance of remaining abreast of the newest scientific data about Pradaxa and we constantly review studies and documents pertaining to the pharmaceutical. Our Pradaxa litigation team includes civil trial lawyers board certified by The Florida Bar and the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Our attorneys have won various honors and accolades for our ethical and knowledgeable practice of law. In addition to being experienced attorneys, we are also great listeners and compassionate advocates. We realize that injured patients and their families are going through a difficult time and so we prioritize client access and communication. Our Florida Pradaxa attorneys are:
- Christian Searcy
- Jack Scarola
- F. Gregory Barnhart
- John A. Shipley, III
- Brenda S. Fulmer
- C. Calvin Warriner III
Learn How Our Florida Pradaxa Attorneys Can Help
If you were injured or your loved one died from complications related to Pradaxa use, you may have a valid claim against the drug manufacturer. Call Searcy Denney at 800.780.8607 to schedule a free, no-obligation assessment of your case. You can also contact us online by completing our online consultation form. Our Florida Pradaxa attorneys will analyze your claim and advise you on your rights and options.