Rhode Island Pradaxa Injury Attorneys

Pradaxa® is the first drug in the new generation of prescription blood-thinning medications to gain approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This medication is designed to reduce the risk of blood clotting and subsequent stroke for patients who suffer from a type of heart arrhythmia called atrial fibrillation.

The side effect of uncontrollable bleeding is a common risk of blood-thinners. However, Pradaxa®-related bleeding is more dangerous than bleeding caused by older, traditional blood thinners because there is no antidote for the bleeding caused by Pradaxa®. Therefore, the risk of tragic outcomes from excessive bleeding is greater with this new generation anti-coagulant. In fact, since Pradaxa® was introduced into the marketplace, more than 260 bleeding-related deaths have been reported from the use of this medication.

If you have experienced excessive bleeding or other adverse side effect of Pradaxa®, talk to a Rhode Island Pradaxa® injury attorney as soon as possible to discuss your potential medical malpractice claim.

Symptoms of Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Gastrointestinal bleeding is a common side effect of Pradaxa® that can result in serious injury or death. It is important that you are aware of the signs of this side effect, which include:

 

  • Unexplained bruising
  • Unusual bleeding
  • Dizziness
  • Urine that is pink or brown in color
  • Lethargy
  • Coughing up or vomiting blood
  • Frequent nosebleeds
  • Weakness and swelling of the hands, feet, arms, ankles or lower legs
  • Stool that appears red or black
  • Headaches
  • Joint pain or swelling

If you live in Rhode Island and your health has suffered because of Pradaxa®, please contact one of our Rhode Island Pradaxa® injury attorneys at 1-877-LOSS-RECOVER (567-7732) to recover the money you deserve.