January 15th, 2013|
Jan. 15, 2013
A 70-year-old woman from Alabama filed a lawsuit against drug manufacturer, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals. The lawsuit claims she suffered massive internal bleeding after taking the company’s medication, Pradaxa. Injury Lawyer News reports that the victim also claims the company failed to properly warn consumers about dangers associated with taking Pradaxa.
The lawsuit states the victim began a regimen of Pradaxa in Dec. 2010 to decrease the chances of a stroke. By May 2011, the woman was suffering from “excessive and uncontrollable” gastrointestinal bleeding. She was taken off the drug and survived after receiving medical treatment, but never fully recovered.
The woman’s case is now part of a multidistrict litigation being heard in United States District Court. Attorneys for the victims claim Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals knew, or should have known, about the risks of taking Pradaxa and failed to make the public aware of the risks.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has received several reports of deaths associated with internal bleeding associated with Pradaxa, and recently ordered the company to offer revised warning labels on drug packaging to help reduce the risk of injuries.
The Birmingham Personal Injury Lawyers with Norris Injury Lawyers know the dangers certain medications can pose to patients and suggest discussing your legal options with an attorney if you believe you may have suffered a Birmingham Drug Injury.