New Jersey Pradaxa Lawsuit
Thousands of state and federal lawsuits have been filed against Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals for severe internal bleeding caused by the blood thinner drug, Pradaxa. If you or a family member has suffered internal bleeding after taking Pradaxa, contact The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C. We can help you handle the claims process in pursuit of justice and financial compensation for your injuries or a loved one’s death caused by Pradaxa.
How a Product Liability Attorney Can Help
Going up against a drug manufacturer or big pharmaceutical company can be difficult on your own as an injured patient or consumer. Hiring a product liability lawyer in New Jersey allows you to level the playing field and pursue maximum financial compensation. An insurance company will not take advantage of you with a lawyer by your side. Your lawyer can take care of complicated legal tasks on your behalf, such as claims paperwork and the presentation of evidence, while you focus on healing and recovering.
What Are the Defects With Pradaxa?
Pradaxa is a blood thinner, also known as an anticoagulant, created by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals. It is prescribed to patients who are at risk of blood clots, such as pulmonary embolisms and deep vein thrombosis. Over the last several years, signs that Pradaxa has been causing severe internal bleeding have led to product liability lawsuits against the manufacturer for serious injuries and wrongful deaths.
Statistics from Pradaxa research found that in the year after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the drug in 2010, more than 540 patients who took Pradaxa passed away. Thousands of other patients suffered severe health complications. One Pradaxa lawsuit stated that from October 2010 to March 2011, over 272,000 Pradaxa prescriptions were written, and 932 serious adverse events related to Pradaxa were reported to the FDA, including 120 deaths.
The lawsuits against Boehringer claim that the drug manufacturer knew about Pradaxa’s high risk for uncontrollable bleeding yet did nothing to warn consumers about this risk. In addition, for the first five years that Pradaxa was being used, Boehringer had no antidote available to reverse the effects of the drug. This led to many patients suffering internal bleeding, severe bruising, uncontrollable hemorrhaging and fatal bleeding events from otherwise minor injuries.
What Is the Average Pradaxa Claim Settlement or Payout?
In 2014, Boehringer paid $650 million to resolve about 4,000 outstanding product liability claims involving Pradaxa. Since then, thousands of other Pradaxa lawsuits have been filed throughout the U.S. in pursuit of compensation for related medical expenses, surgeries, ongoing care, permanent injuries, pain and suffering, wrongful deaths, and more. Some claimants have recovered over $1 million for deaths caused by Pradaxa. However, there is no such thing as an average settlement, as every case is unique.
Why Choose The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C.?
If your loved one has suffered severe internal bleeding because of Pradaxa, an attorney from The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C. can go up against Boehringer Ingelheim and its aggressive legal team to demand maximum financial compensation on your behalf. We know how to negotiate for the results that our clients deserve. We are trial-tested attorneys who aren’t afraid to take product liability lawsuits to court, when necessary, to demand just compensation. We will do what it takes to advocate for your best interests during this difficult time.
Do You Have a Pradaxa Lawsuit? Find Out Today
Find out if you have grounds for a Pradaxa lawsuit during a free initial case consultation at The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C. You will meet with one of our compassionate and experienced product liability attorneys to tell your story and get answers to your legal questions. If we believe your case has merit, we can provide tailored legal advice about what to do next. To request your case review in New Jersey, send us a message online or call (201) 928-0300 today.