Skilled Attorneys Representing Clients Nationwide Who Have Taken Defective Medications
The blood thinner Pradaxa (dabigatran) is prescribed to prevent blood clots and reduce the risk of strokes in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. These anticoagulant medications have been linked to uncontrollable internal bleeding and death.
The attorneys of Salter Ferguson, LLC, in Birmingham represent people nationwide who have been harmed by Pradaxa. If you were injured or if a member of your family died from the use of these dangerous drugs, please contact us to discuss your case. We offer a free initial consultation to answer your questions and address your concerns.
About Warfarin (Coumadin)
For decades doctors prescribed the blood thinner warfarin (Coumadin) to prevent blood clots that can lead to stroke and thrombosis. It was used short term after hip and knee surgery and long term in people at high risk of stroke. If a patient experienced abnormal bleeding when taking Coumadin, a reversal agent — Vitamin K and plasma — could be administered to stop the bleed.
The Problem With Pradaxa
Drug makers developed Pradaxa as a new class of anticoagulant that did not require monitoring via blood tests like Coumadin does. The reversal agent for Pradaxa was not developed until October 2015. Without a reversal agent, people taking Pradaxa are at high risk of serious injury or death in the event of a serious bleeding incident.
Who Is At Risk Of Injury From Pradaxa?
Anyone who takes Pradaxa is at risk of a uncontrollable bleeding event. Elderly people and those who have kidney or liver disease are at higher risk. Their bodies may be unable to clear the drug from their systems.
Attorneys Karen Salter and Carmen Ferguson are experienced in handling complex cases against pharmaceutical businesses and their insurance companies. In addition to being a lawyer, Ms. Salter is a registered nurse. Her medical knowledge benefits clients harmed by dangerous drugs like Pradaxa. Ms. Ferguson is a former insurance adjuster who understands how insurance companies work to minimize the amount of financial compensation injured people receive.
How We Can Help You Seek Compensation For Pradaxa Injuries
You can rely on our legal team for effective legal representation and personal service throughout your case. We will explain your situation in plain English, not legalese. We will return your phone calls and emails promptly. We will treat you as we would a member of the family with a legal problem.
To learn more about Pradaxa dangerous drugs litigation and find out if you have a case, please contact us online or call 877-653-9655. We represent clients on a contingency basis. That means you will pay nothing upfront and nothing out of pocket. Our legal fees come as a percentage of whatever compensation we win for you. If there is no financial recovery, you will pay no legal fees at all. From our office in Birmingham, we represent people injured by Pradaxa and other defective products nationwide.