Virginia Beach Dangerous Drug Lawyer Report – Pradaxa is Linked to Life Threatening Bleeding

By Jim Hurley, Virginia Beach Injury Attorney

Pradaxa, a blood thinning drug, has become the subject of a number of lawsuits amid concern it could cause life threatening bleeding.

While a small number of lawsuits have been filed over this drug, our experienced Virginia Beach dangerous drug attorneys, believe many more people have suffered side effects and the number of lawsuits will multiply in the coming months.

See this video about Pradaxa lawsuits.


Pradaxa (dabigatran etexilate mesylate) is a blood-thinning medicine that was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in October 2010.

Like so many other dangerous drugs we see, it didn’t take long for the downside to become apparent. Since its approval it has been linked to uncontrolled bleeding, cardiac arrest and death. From October 2010 through August 2011, about 371,000 patients were prescribed Pradaxa in the United States.

Boehringer Ingelheim, the German manufacturer of the anti-clotting drug has confirmed about 260 cases of fatal bleeding worldwide linked to Pradaxa, the Pradaxa Lawsuits Center reports.

At least three lawsuits have been filed over this dangerous drug. We expect to see many more.

One of the plaintiffs Garland Lege claims the drug was given to him to control a heart condition. He suffered gastrointestinal bleeding and had to have surgery to remove part of his colon.

Our experienced dangerous drugs attorneys have reported on a number of potentially deadly side effects in drugs that have sparked lawsuits including the diabetes drug Actos and its link to bladder cancer.

If you have suffered a side effect of a drug that has damaged your health contact our experienced Norfolk, VA injury attorneys for a free consultation.


The Virginia Beach and Norfolk, VA personal injury law firm, Cooper Hurley, handles car, truck, and motorcycle injuries as well as brain injury, wrongful death, railroad workers’ injuries (FELA) mesothelioma and medical malpractice cases.

John Cooper grew up and was educated in Virginia Beach and handles many cases from the city. John Cooper and his partner Jim Hurley have more than 40 years of combined experience in handling personal injury claims.

John Cooper has been named to Virginia “Super Lawyers” since 2010 and has been a member since 2011 of the Multimillion dollar Advocates Roundtable. Cooper Hurley represents people hurt in accidents in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News and throughout Virginia as well as in north eastern North Carolina. We always put the best interests of our clients first. The firm is recognized by other lawyers as “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell, a national attorney rating service, for our top level of legal skill and highest ethical standards. If you need help or advice about a serious injury, please call us at (757) 309-4711 or make an appointment to visit our Virginia Beach office at 4445 Corporation Lane, Suite #187, Virginia Beach, VA, 23462. For a free consultation with a specialized Virginia Beach, VA personal injury lawyer contact us through this website


About Cooper Hurley Law

Experienced personal injury attorneys John Cooper and Jim Hurley are the partners of the Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers. They are joined by attorneys Griff O'Hanlon and Bill O'Mara. The firm has a main office in Norfolk and client meeting locations in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Suffolk, Hampton, Portsmouth and the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Cooper Hurley works with clients who have been injured in car, truck and motorcycle accidents, those who have lost a loved one in a wrongful death, and people hurt at businesses and by dangerous products.
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