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Have you or someone you love taken Pradaxa to reduce the risk of stroke and blood clots with respect to your heart arrhythmia (non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF)) and then developed excessive bleeding or hemorrhage? In April of 2013 the FDA added three new black box warnings, the most serious type of warning the FDA can give a drug, warning the public that Pradaxa can cause serious thrombotic or bleeding events, and that discontinuing Pradaxa without anti-coagulation can increase your risk of suffering a stroke.

Pradaxa may increase the risk for stroke

Have you suffered a stroke while on Pradaxa or after discontinuation? Have you suffered from severe bleeding due to thrombocytopenia or low platelet count? Our experienced Pennsylvania drug litigation lawyers are currently reviewing cases against Boehringer Ingelheim, the manufacturer of Pradaxa. There is no cost for a case review by an experienced attorney at the Rieders Travis Law Firm. Our firm is located in Williamsport, PA, but we help people from across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Talk to an experienced Pradaxa lawsuit attorney in Pennsylvania today.

Early trials showed Pradaxa had lower risk of stroke

Pradaxa was approved in October 2010 after the RE-LY clinical trial allegedly showed that Pradaxa had lower risk of stroke than Coumadin (warfarin.) However, because Pradaxa has no known antidote there is no way to control the bleeding that may occur as a side effect of the drug. However, the manufacturer continues to deny that the bleeding is unmanageable and claims Pradaxa poses no greater risk, despite the climbing adverse event reports compared with warfarin which has been the standard of care for over fifty years.

Free Pradaxa Case Review

The Rieders Travis Law firm may be able to help you recover from Boehringer Ingelheim, the drug company that manufacturers Pradaxa. The manufacturer of Pradaxa has failed to warn about the serious thrombotic side effects. If you have taken Pradaxa and suffered from serious bleeding side effects, hemorrhage or stroke, call our attorneys at Rieders, Travis, Dohrmann, Mowrey, Humphrey & Waters, (570) 505-5566 or email us now , to see whether your claim would be appropriate for filing as a new case. If you or a loved one has taken Pradaxa, contact us today to learn about your legal rights and the potential for recovery.

Attorney Cliff Rieders

Attorney Cliff RiedersCliff Rieders is a Nationally Board Certified Trial Lawyer practicing personal injury law. A large part of his practice involves multi-district litigation, including cases related to pharmaceuticals, vitamin supplements and medical devices. He is admitted in several state and federal courts, as well as the Supreme Court of the United States. Rieders is the past regional president of the Federal Bar Association and is a life member of the distinguished American Law Institute, which promulgates proposed rules adopted by many state courts. He is a past president of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, formerly Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association. As a founder of the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority, he served on the Board for 15 years.

Not only has Rieders held many highly esteemed, leadership positions, he authored legislation related to the Patient Safety Authority and the Mcare Act, which governs medical and hospital liability actions in Pennsylvania. He authored texts upon which both practitioners and judges rely, including Pennsylvania Malpractice Laws and Forms, and Financial Responsibility Law Issues in Pennsylvania, the latter governing auto and truck collisions in Pennsylvania. In addition, he wrote several books on the practice of law in Pennsylvania regarding wrongful death and survivor actions, insurance bad faith, legal malpractice claims and worker rights, among others. Rieders also serves as a resource to practitioners as a regular speaker for Celesq, an arm of the world’s largest legal publisher, Thomson Reuters West Publishing.

As recognition of his wide range of contribution to his profession and of his dedication to protecting the rights of his clients, he received numerous awards, among them the George F. Douglas Amicus Curiae Award, the Milton D. Rosenberg Award, the B’nai B’rith Justice Award, and awards of recognition from the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers. [ Attorney Bio ]