Pradaxa Lawsuit Filed in Tennessee
In the wake of the recent consolidation of a number of Pradaxa lawsuits against Boehringer Ingelheim, we’ve been trying to find details about the cases wherever we can. One recent new story in The Tennessean profiled two men who both took the anticoagulant drug and are now suing the manufacturer for injuries they sustained.
After taking Coumadin, another blood thinner, 65-year-old Cookeville, TN resident Roy Heady switched to Pradaxa last spring. Soon after the switch, he was hospitalized for a hemorrhage. Even now, after being taken off Pradaxa, he still suffers from internal bleeding.
“I thought it would lessen the headache of being on Coumadin,” said Heady. “But it ended up creating more of a headache.”
Similarly, 75-year-old Charles Jackson, a retired truck driver, suffered a similar fate after he began taking Pradaxa following a stroke he suffered last fall. After taking the drug for a few months, he began suffering intestinal bleeding. His doctor subsequently ordered him off the medication.
Both Heady and Jackson are part of the mass-claims lawsuit against Boehringer that claims the manufacturer developed a dangerous product but failed to disclose the risks that come with its usage.
If you or a loved one has taken a dangerous drug like Pradaxa, there may be legal options available. Call Sokolove Law today to learn more about pursuing a potential dangerous drug lawsuit. For legal help, call (800) 581-6358.