10/25/2012 The death toll continues to climb from bleeding events related to Pradaxa. Contact (800) 611-7080 to arrange a free legal consultation if you or a family member was injured by Pradaxa. The families of individuals that suffered fatal Pradaxa related bleeding events continue to come forward to file Pradaxa Lawsuit cases. These Pradaxa wrongful death lawsuits could be some of the most costly for the German based manufacturer of Pradaxa.
Many of the fatal bleeding events that we have seen reported are a result of internal bleeding events. A possible obvious reason for this apparent trend could be due to the fact that a victim would may not be aware of an internal bleed as quickly as they would be aware of an external bleed. In addition, although external bleeds can certainly be fatal, an internal bleed is more likely to progress further before the victim becomes aware of the problem and seeks medical treatment. Given the fact that the antidote use to help stop bleeding events caused by drugs similar to Pradaxa, does not work for Pradaxa related bleeds, once a victim of an internal bleed does seek medical attention it could be too late for medical personnel to stop the bleed.
Lacking an antidote for Pradaxa Bleeding events, medical personnel are left with few good options. Surgical intervention to stop an internal bleeding event would first require discovering where the bleed is occurring and then attempting a surgical procedure to stop the bleed. Given that the victim will have in many cases already experienced significant blood loss and is more susceptible to high volume blood loss during surgery, surgical intervention may result in the patient’s death regardless.
As the discovery process in the Pradaxa Lawsuit continues, it is likely that more will be discovered about why the maker of Pradaxa released their product to the public without knowing that the common antidote did not work with Pradaxa bleeds or if they did know, why they did not warn the public and health care professionals about the fact that their was no antidote for Pradaxa related bleeding events.