09/27/2012 – Pradaxa Lawsuit Moves Forward: The Pradaxa Lawsuit multidistrict ligation certified by the the United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict litigation earlier this year will continue to move forward despite defendants motions to stop the Pradaxa Lawsuit through various motions.
The number of Pradaxa Deaths that have been reported to the FDA and that the maker of Pradaxa has admitted to being aware of continues to increase. Many Pradaxa Internal Bleeding events, the more serious of the bleeding events linked to Pradaxa are more than likely responsible for the number of Pradaxa Deaths that have occurred to date.
Given that the number of Pradaxa Deaths currently being reported are largely based on reports filed via the FDA Adverse Event reporting system, it is possible that the death toll linked to Pradaxa could be much higher than anyone is currently aware of. The general public is largely unaware of the existence of the FDA Adverse Event reporting system therefore, adverse events of any kind relating to any drug or medical device are most likely significantly under reported.
Although the maker of Pradaxa did give warnings regarding the risk associated with Pradaxa Bleeding, Pradaxa Lawsuit Lawyer firms contend that the warnings were not adequate. The fact that Pradaxa Failed to Warn the public that the reversal agent that is effective with similar drugs to Pradaxa does not work for Pradaxa users, is the basis of the “failure to warn” allegations being made by Pradaxa Lawyers.
Vitamin K is effective in helping to stop bleeds in users of drugs in the same class as Pradaxa, such as Warfain. Other drugs in the same class as Pradaxa have been on the market for decades and it has long been known that Vitamin K was helpful in stopping bleeding events in users of these drugs. At this point in time we do not know if the maker of Pradaxa even tested the effectiveness of Vitamin K in stopping Pradaxa Bleeding however, given that the antidote has been well known to help stop bleeds for other drugs, it is reasonable to expect that the makers of Pradaxa did or should have included tests of this reversal agent in their clinical trials.
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