Our Attorneys Expose the Truth About the Anticoagulant Wonder Drug
The FDA approved Pradaxa in 2010 for the prevention of strokes and blood clots. Pradaxa was widely marketed as a convenient alternative to warfarin. Because Pradaxa maintains a constant level in the bloodstream, patients did not have to return to their doctors as often for testing.
However, numerous serious injuries and deaths quickly tarnished the anticoagulant drug’s reputation as a wonder drug. Fifteen months after approving the drug, the FDA required the manufacturer to revise its label to reflect the substantial bleeding risks associated with Pradaxa. However, Pradaxa has not been subject to recall despite the potential of excessive hemorrhaging in patients who use it.
Florida Pradaxa litigation firm Searcy, Denney, Scarola, Barnhart & Shipley, P.A. was established in 1979 to protect the rights of injury victims. Our legal team began investigating the dangers early on and was one of the first to file a lawsuit on behalf of patients injured by Pradaxa.
Pradaxa Manufacturer’s Negligence
On the heels of more than 1,400 deaths and thousands of nonfatal adverse reactions directly linked to Pradaxa, German corporation Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. continues to sell the drug in the United States.
Yet, questions have arisen regarding the soundness of the study upon which FDA approval was based. In addition, plaintiffs’ attorneys had to fight for the corporation to release results of Boehringer Ingelheim-sponsored studies indicating the company knew of the dangers and failed to warn patients and their doctors. Internal communications uncovered during discovery further demonstrate purposeful concealment of known defects in the drug.
The Searcy Denney Approach to Pharmaceutical Litigation
Our Florida Pradaxa litigation attorneys successfully litigate drug cases by:
- Acting decisively — Our attorneys take action as soon as we discover a problem with a medication. For example, we began investigating Stryker hip products before the manufacturer warned of failure and recalled the medical device. Likewise, we take a proactive, rather than a reactive, approach to Pradaxa litigation.
- Conducting thorough research on the drug — Our firm conducts a comprehensive investigation into the drug to understand its history, composition, purpose, benefits and risks. We remain up-to-date on the latest findings, legal status and FDA actions. Because of our thorough education about the drug, we are able to go toe-to-toe with opposing counsel representing the manufacturers.
- Building a team to prepare our cases — Our Pradaxa litigation team consists of attorneys, paralegals, investigators and medical experts. We also consult with economists to accurately value each client’s damages.
- Communicating effectively with our clients — Although we are filing numerous Pradaxa lawsuits, we never forget that we represent each individual client. We keep the doors of communication open, a fact that minimizes stress on the client and helps us build a stronger case.
Learn More About Florida Pradaxa Litigation
If you suffered uncontrolled bleeding as a result of taking Pradaxa, you may have a valid claim against the manufacturer of the defective drug. Call Searcy Denney at 800.780.8607 or contact our firm online to schedule a complimentary appointment with our Florida Pradaxa Litigation attorneys.