Pradaxa is a popular oral anticoagulant medication produced and extensively marketed by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., one of the leading pharmaceutical companies in the United States. Within one year from being introduced to the pharmaceutical industry, millions of Pradaxa prescriptions had been filled for patients, making it among the lucrative products of Boehringer, online sources say. Meanwhile, Pradaxa has also been associated with more than 500 cases of patient deaths, raising major safety issues within the medical community and prompting a series of Pradaxa lawsuits against the manufacturing company.
Also marketed under the generic name dabigatran, Pradaxa belongs to a class of drugs known as direct thrombin inhibitors. These anticoagulants primarily work by inhibiting the thrombin protein from forming blood clots, medical experts say. Apart from preventing blood clot formation, Pradaxa has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for minimizing stroke risk related to atrial fibrillation or abnormal and often rapid heart rate in affected individuals. In Europe and other countries, Pradaxa is also used as preventative treatment to blood clots in joint replacement surgery patients. Continue reading
DES (diethylstilbestrol) is purportedly the first synthetic estrogen. It was prescribed to pregnant women in the hopes that it would prevent miscarriages and premature deliveries. It was first introduced between the year 1938 and 1971. It was not necessarily limited on these years. At one time DES was considered as the standard of care for problem pregnancy. One of the major producers of this drug is Eli Lilly. Based on reports and evidence coming from patients, the drug showed devastating effects on the mothers who took the medicine, as well as exposing their conceived child to some potential risk. Moreover due to this unfortunate circumstance, there has been a lot of DES Lawsuit filed against the manufacturer lodged in court for personal injury. Continue reading
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If a patient who had a metal hip replacement is suffering from daily discomforts such as itching, migraines, and pain in the whole body, he might want to have himself checked by an allergist. Also, if he is due for a hip replacement, he might as well have himself tested for any allergic reaction before heading to the operating room because a metal hip replacement might not be a good option for him. According to online news reports, there have been a lot of cases of patients suffering from side effects of metal hip implants, some of which are very disturbing. Concerns over a hip replacement side effects cannot be ignored. A person’s quality of life is at stake. Consequently, the growing concern of patients leads them to filing a Wright Hip Lawsuit, against the manufacturers of the subject metal hip replacement devices. Continue reading
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