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Pradaxa Among Highest in FDA Complaints as Patients Report Long-Term Bleeding


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Dallas, TX (PRWEB) October 30, 2012

A report issued by the Institute for Safe Medicine Practices' QuarterWatch (PDF) on October 3, 2012 estimates that prescription drug complaints to the FDA have risen 90% in the past 4 years, and two drugs, Pradaxa and Chantix, are responsible for 37% of that increase.

The report comes as The Journal for The American Medical Association last month warned that the FDA may have rushed approval of the drug Pradaxa, overlooking key Pradaxa side effects like internal bleeding. The FDA warned on December 7, 2011 that it was investigating Pradaxa after receiving more injury or death reports than expected.

On October 16th, Big News Network reported on an Alabama patient who spent 10 days in the hospital for internal bleeding after taking Pradaxa. While all anticoagulants can cause internal bleeding, the Journal of Neurosurgery reported doctors' concerns on March 6, 2012 that, once Pradaxa causes internal bleeding, there is little they can do to stop it.

Federal Judge David Herndon issued an order on July 24, 2012 that victims can proceed with lawsuits. Anyone affected by internal bleeding after taking Pradaxa is urged to learn about their legal options as soon as possible.

Due to the number of Pradaxa lawsuits expected, a central court was recently established in Illinois to handle the claims. The case is known as MDL No. 2385, IN RE: Pradaxa Product Liability Litigation, Southern District of Illinois. On September 5, 2012, the United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation indicated more than 100 Pradaxa claims have now been filed.

Anyone affected by internal bleeding after Pradaxa use is urged to speak with a lawyer about their legal options as soon as possible. Due to the specialized nature of these federal MDL cases, the Pradaxa Resource Center only recommends lawyers who are already handling Pradaxa lawsuits.

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