Blood Thinning drugs AKA anticoagulants are a class of drugs that prevent blood clotting (blood coagulation). This group of pharmaceuticals, called anticoagulants, can be used as a medication for thrombotic disorders.
Anticoagulants, such as Pradaxa® and Xarelto®, work on chemical reactions in the human body to lengthen the time it takes your body to form a blood clot.
Blood thinners can be dangerous in a number of cases. However, they can prevent blood clots and be helpful as well. Some types of anticoagulants, such as Warfarin and Coumadin are relatively safe to use. Other types of blood thinners, including Pradaxa® and Xarelto®, pose danger. These blood thinning medications currently do not have any antidote. Patients who take them are at a greater risk of uncontrollable bleeding. Over the past several years, the new blood thinners have caused thousands of bleeding injuries and deaths.
“$650 Million to Settle Blood Thinner Lawsuits” – The NY Times, 2014
The side effects of blood thinners vary from patient to patient. Some may have severe headaches, hemorrhaging, low energy, or nausea. When internal bleeding occurs, it causes blood in the urine or the stool, and can cause users to cough up blood. This internal bleeding is very dangerous because there is no reversal agent that can stop it.
The most dangerous blood thinning medication side effects are:
Because internal bleeding is often hard to diagnose, it is important for patients using Pradaxa or Xarelto drugs to be aware of unusual bruising, swollen joints or similar symptoms and to report such problems to their physician immediately.
If you or a loved one has suffered from taking the blood thinning medications Pradaxa or Xarelto, call us today at (888)908-8056.
PRADAXA®, generically known as dabigatran etexilate, is manufactured by Bohringer Ingelheim and is an anti-coagulant that has been prescribed for patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation to help reduce the risk of stroke.
XARELTO®, generically known as rivaroxaban, is manufactured by Bayer HealthCare AG, and licensed by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in the United States. Xarelto is a popular blood thinning medication that received FDA approval in 2011 to help prevent blood clots.
You may have seen our Blood Thinners Lawsuits commercial on TV.
“Warning. The popular blood-thinning drugs, Pradaxa and Xarelto have been linked to serious internal bleeding.
If you or a loved one took Pradaxa or Xarelto and were hospitalized for internal bleeding, gastrointestinal bleeding or brain hemorrhaging or your loved one died, the manufacturers may be to blame.
Call the Relion Group right now to be connected with an experienced attorney for a free consultation and to see if you may qualify for substantial compensation and medical expenses.”
Plaintiffs who bring successful lawsuits against Pradaxa or Xarelto manufacturers may be eligible to receive compensation for their past and future medical bills, and pain and suffering.
If you or a loved one experienced any of these potentially serious side effects and are interested in more information regarding filing a blood thinning medication bleeding lawsuit, please fill out and submit the “Free Evaluation” form. Find out if you are eligible to file a lawsuit seeking financial compensation.
Once submitted, and if your circumstances meet the criteria, the Relion Group will match you with a Blood Thinning Medication attorney who can determine whether filing a Pradaxa or Xarelto claim is right for you.
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