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South Carolina Consumer Alert: Dangerous Prescription Drug- Pradaxa
If you or a loved one takes the drug Pradaxa, you need to be aware that there are a growing number of serious injury and death claims involving consumers of the popular drug. Pradaxa is a prescription blood thinner used to prevent stroke and blood clots in people with A-fib (atrial fibrillation). A-fib is a serious disease that can cause obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, lung cancer, and stroke. A-fib patients are commonly prescribed blood thinners such as Coumadin, and more recently, Pradaxa. The Facts: Pradaxa Side Effects
The drug is the subject of recent investigation because it may cause uncontrollable bleeds resulting in serious injury or death. This side effect that was not appropriately addressed in the marketing used to promote the drug by Pradaxa’s developer, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. As a result, liability cases are currently being investigated and filed. These cases are on the rise, so it is important that you know the risks.
What Should I Do If I Experienced Side Effects From Taking Pradaxa?
If you suffer ANY of the side effects such as uncontrollable bleeding or stroke, you should contact a qualified personal injury attorney immediately. This DOES NOT mean should call the first attorney you see advertising for these cases on television. Be aware that most of these law firms are not even located in South Carolina. Large advertising companies are hired by a handful of out of state law firms to buy millions of dollars worth of TV ads for these types of cases across the country. This is not necessarily in your best interest. Contacting a lawyer that you have researched and who you know is qualified to handle your case (because you have talked to a lawyer and not a call center) is typically a safer alternative than leaving your case in the hands of one of these big advertising firms.
If you have experienced any injuries while taking Pradaxa, or if you need more information on this current drug call South Carolina personal injury Attorney Shelly Leeke at 843.277.6061 in order to set up a free phone consultation.