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Pradaxa Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Judge’s Decision to Fine Boehringer Ingelheim for Failing to Preserve Documents Relevant to Pradaxa Bleeding Claims
Date:12/10/2013

t more than 1,700 lawsuits have been filed in the Southern District of Illinois on behalf of alleged victims of Pradaxa bleeding. All of the lawsuits accuse Boehringer Ingelheim of concealing knowledge about the drug’s risks when it was brought to market in October 2010. Plaintiffs also allege that the company failed to provide adequate warnings regarding the lack of an effective antidote for Pradaxa bleeding.

In October, the Institute for Safe Medicine Practices (ISMP) revealed that Pradaxa had been named in more adverse event reports than any other drug monitored by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). In 2012, the FDA received 3,200 reports of Pradaxa side effect including 582 that had fatal outcomes. The same year, warfarin, a much older blood thinner, was the subject of just 861 reports, including 56 deaths. Among other things, the ISMP said that physicians should be provided with better information to manage the risks associated with Pradaxa, especially since there is currently no antidote for reversing the internal bleeding that is sometimes associated with its use.

Patients who allegedly suffered life-threatening episodes of internal bleeding while using Pradaxa may be entitled to compensation for their injuries. To learn more about potential Pradaxa bleeding side effects, please visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website. For a free case review, please call 800-511-5092.

*ismp.org/QuarterWatch/pdfs/2012Q4.pdf, ISMP, October 17, 2013

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