A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that patients taking Plavix or Pradaxa were more likely than those taking aspirin and a heartburn pill to experience severe gastrointestinal bleeding and chronic ulcers.
Side Effects of Plavix or Pradaxa
Pradaxa or Plavix is a blood thinner that was approved by FDA in October 2010 to reduce the risk of blood clots in patients with atrial fibrillation. Pradaxa was supposed to be safer than traditional blood thinners, like Warfarin.
However, a Warfarin bleed can be stopped in several ways, such as Vitamin K or plasma. There is no antidote for Pradaxa or Plavix-related bleeding, making a bleeding event potentially far more deadly. Hundreds of Plavix lawsuits were filed throughout the United States, claiming that inadequate information was provided about the risks of the drug. Common health risks included:
- Internal bleeding
- Stomach ulcers
- Heart attack
Plavix or Pradaxa Lawsuits
If you or a loved one were prescribed Plavix or Pradaxa and suffered any of the negative side effects listed above, you may be eligible for compensation for your injuries. The Morris Bart law firm has had success on the behalf of victims of Plavix/Pradaxa, however, we are no longer accepting these cases at this time.
Contact our office to learn more about the defective drug cases we are currently handling. Our growing legal team covers several states, including Louisiana. If you are from The Big Easy, a dangerous drugs lawyer in New Orleans can represent you.