February 19th, 2014|
Medications that are distributed to patients in the United States must undergo rigorous testing regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in order to ensure the products are safe for consumers; however, medications are sometimes approved that can still be dangerous to consumers.
Take the medication Pradaxa® as a fine example. The drug is approved to help prevent blood clots in patients. Research has shown though, that taking too much of the drug can cause patients to suffer uncontrollable bleeding, which could put their life in danger.
Now, an investigation conducted by News Net 5 is showing Pradaxa to be one of the most problematic medications in the United States today. Their team found the medication had been implicated in 1,158 deaths. In addition, 12,494 patients suffered a serious Pradaxa Drug Injury since its approval was issued four years ago, making it the medication the FDA has received the most complaints about.
Many of these reported problems have led to lawsuits being filed against the drug’s manufacturer. The latest allegations to emerge from the documents supplied through these suits has shown the drug manufacturer may have concealed evidence of the drug’s risks because of the negative impact the findings may have had on the marketing of the medication.
The Ohio Personal Injury Lawyers with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy know how dangerous taking certain medications can be and encourage anyone who has been harmed by a drug prescribed by a doctor to discuss their legal rights with an attorney immediately.