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anticoagulant drugs are prescribed to help reduce blood clots that can cause
heart attacks, stroke, or cardiovascular death. Warfarin (marketed as Coumadin®)
has been used for half a century. However, over the last decade, several next-generation
anticoagulants—including Pradaxa® and Eliquis®—have been
approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Both drugs have been
linked to an increased risk of severe bleeding. And unlike warfarin, Eliquis has
no counteracting agents to stop bleeding once it begins, which may lead to
severe injuries or even death.
If you or someone you
love suffered severe bleeding or other injuries after taking Pradaxa or Eliquis,
call the Louisiana drug injury attorneys at Dudley DeBosier Injury Lawyers today.
Our firm has years of experience fighting for the rights of injured victims,
and we’re ready to help you, too. Complete our free initial consultation form
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Pradaxa (dabigatran), a
prescription blood-thinning drug, was approved by the FDA in 2010 and is used
to reduce stroke risk in non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AFib) patients. Four
years later, the FDA published a study that revealed patients age 65 and older
taking Pradaxa faced a higher risk of gastrointestinal bleeding than patients
Due to these significant
risks, thousands of victims and their families have brought lawsuits against
Pradaxa manufacturer Boehringer Ingelheim, leading to settlements totaling more
than $650 million to date.
Although it was approved
by the FDA after Pradaxa, Eliquis presents many of the same severe bleeding
risks. In addition, patients taking Eliquis may suffer from:
If you or someone you
love took a blood-thinning medication such as Pradaxa or Eliquis and suffered
from severe bleeding, stroke, or blood clots, we may be able to help. Don’t
take on the pharmaceutical companies alone. Let our Louisiana drug injury
lawyers fight to get the compensation you deserve, and contact Dudley DeBosier
Injury Lawyers today.
Coumadin® and Eliquis®
are registered trademarks of Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and are used here
only for the purpose of identifying the products in question. Pradaxa® is a
registered trademark of Boehringer Ingelheim and is used here only for the
purpose of identifying the product in question.
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Lawyers is not associated with, sponsored by, or affiliated with Boehringer
Ingelheim; Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; or the U.S. Food and Drug
Do not stop taking a
prescription medication without first consulting with your doctor.
Discontinuing a prescribed medication without your doctor’s advice can result
in injury or death.
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