Boehringer Ingelheim is a Germany-based drug manufacturing company that
has recently faced a barrage of lawsuits in connection an anticoagulant
medication known as
Pradaxa. The medication was approved by the FDA in October of 2010. Its primary
use was stroke prevent in patients with atrial fibrillation. This is one
of the most common heart rhythm abnormalities. The drug was essentially
a blood thinner which was designed to replace warfarin, a drug that has
been around for more than 60 years.
The Pradaxa Lawsuits
Last month, the company agreed to pay $650M to settle approximately 4,000
lawsuits. All the plaintiffs in these lawsuits claim that the company
did not warn them about the risk of deadly bleeding that could result
from use of Pradaxa. Thousands of patients have suffered from internal
bleeding after taking the medication, and the drug has been linked to
more than 500 patient deaths. Warfarin, the original blood thinner, also
produces bleeding side effects in some patients, but these can be treated
with a dose of vitamin K. In Pradaxa cases, there is no known cure.
The History of Problems with Pradaxa
Pradaxa has been targeted in state and federal court lawsuits by more than
4,000 people throughout the U.S. According to
The Legal Examiner, more than 2,350 of the Pradaxa cases were consolidated into a multidistrict
litigation case which is centralized n the Southern District of Illinois.
All complaints claim that the company discovered data that showed the
potential of fatal bleeding in some patients. Despite this knowledge,
they did not disclose the data to the FDA when the drug was cleared for
sale. As a result, no warnings about tis side effect were listed on the
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