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Were You Injured by Pradaxa?
Pradaxa (Dabigatran) is an oral anticoagulant used to reduce the risk of stroke due to atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat). Atrial fibrillation is distinct from heart valve disease; Pradaxa does not prevent stroke because of heart valve problems. According to the medication's website, Pradaxa cannot be used by people with prosthetic heart valves.
Although Pradaxa can effectively help prevent stroke, it has been associated with dangerous and deadly complications. If you or a loved one has suffered because of Pradaxa, you may be entitled to financial compensation through a mass tort claim. At Meyerkord & Kurth, we have more than 100 years of collective legal experience.
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What Is Atrial Fibrillation?
The term "atrial fibrillation" refers to irregular heartbeat. In the United States, atrial fibrillation affects more than two million people. Many times, this condition is connected with other health problems like diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease and the risk of developing atrial fibrillation increases with age.
Atrial fibrillation is symptomized by dizziness, shortness of breath, sweating, fatigue, faintness, chest pain, weakness, fluttering in the chest, heart palpitations, and racing heartbeat. Atrial fibrillation increases your risk of having a stroke by five times. Because of this, drugs like Pradaxa were developed to lower the risk of heart attack and stroke. Unfortunately, Pradaxa might not be a safe option for treating atrial fibrillation. That's why our firm is dedicated to helping people who have suffered because of dangerous drugs.
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Understanding the Risks
According to a report released by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Pradaxa use may result in serious bleeding. Although Pradaxa can provide important health benefits for individuals suffering from irregularly heartbeat, the side effects can be deadly. Because of this, the FDA cautioned health providers to use extreme care when prescribing the medication. According to the FDA and www.pradaxa.com, individuals who experience abnormal bleeding or plan to have a heart valve replaced in the future should avoid taking Pradaxa.
Other factors that may heighten your risk of bleeding include:
- Age (75 years or older)
- Kidney problems
- Bleeding of the intestine or stomach
- Stomach ulcer
- Other medications with similar side effects
Individuals taking Pradaxa should call their doctor immediately if they suffer any side effects associated with the medication. Unexpected bleeding, severe bleeding, or bleeding that lasts for a long time may indicate serious health problems. Additionally, Pradaxa users who cough/vomit blood may be at serious risk of suffer the adverse side effects. If you currently take Pradaxa and experience any of these symptoms, call your doctor immediately.
At Meyerkord & Kurth, we believe that patients should be able to trust the medications their doctors prescribe. If you've been hurt by a dangerous drug, contact our office today to discuss your options through a mass tort injury claim. Did you lose a loved one because of the deadly side effects connected to Pradaxa?
We can help. When you work with the attorneys at our firm, you can rest assured that the success of your case is our primary initiative. We have been recognized by the Top Trial Lawyers in America® and one of our lawyers is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum®. Additionally, we have been named in the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the American Trial Lawyers Association.
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