Pradaxa Drug Injury Attorney in Denver

Pradaxa (dabigatran) is an oral blood-thinning medication prescribed to prevent blood clots and treat conditions caused by these clots, like deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). Made by Boehringer Ingelheim, Pradaxa was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in October 2010.

Since then, Pradaxa has been reported to cause some serious, possibly life-threatening complications.

If you or someone you love has been harmed by Pradaxa, you may have legal options for:

  • Holding Boehringer Ingelheim accountable
  • Seeking compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering.

An attorney at Bell & Pollock, P.C. is ready to explain your legal options, answer your questions and help you take the right steps to get on the road to justice and recovery.

Initial consultations are free, and there is NO fee for our services unless compensation is obtained for your claim.

Pradaxa Risks: Uncontrollable Bleeding & Other Serious Injuries

Spilled bottle of Pradaxa medication

Though touted to be more effective and easier to use than competing anticoagulants (like warfarin and Xarelto), Pradaxa can reportedly increase the risk of uncontrollable bleeding, particularly gastrointestinal (GI) hemorrhaging. If serious, uncontrollable bleeding is not treated with the antidote (Praxbind, which is also made by Boehringer Ingelheim), it can be fatal.

Other serious complications that have been linked to Pradaxa include (and may not be limited to):

  • Acute kidney failure
  • Liver failure
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke.

FDA Pradaxa Warnings

Over the years, the FDA has taken various actions to evaluate Pradaxa’s risks and warn the public about them. The following timeline highlights some of these actions:

  • May 2014 – The FDA issues a Safety Communication, warning that Pradaxa is associated with a higher risk of GI bleeding and the same risk of heart attack (when compared to warfarin).
  • December 2012 – An FDA Safety Communication warns that patients with mechanical prosthetic heart valves should not take Pradaxa.
  • November 2012 – The FDA updates a previous Safety Communication, addressing the risks of uncontrollable bleeding events when taking Pradaxa.

The FDA continues to monitor the risks associated with Pradaxa and urges doctors and patients to report adverse events related to Pradaxa to the MedWatch Program.

Recovering from Pradaxa Injuries: Pradaxa Lawsuits & How a Lawyer Can Help

Those who have been hurt after taking Pradaxa, as well as families who have lost loved ones to fatal Pradaxa complications, will likely have a claim against Boehringer Ingelheim.

In fact, Boehringer Ingelheim has already paid out hundreds of millions of dollars to settle Pradaxa claims, many of which have alleged that Boehringer:

  • Failed to conduct adequate safety testing for Pradaxa
  • Failed to provide treatment protocols for Pradaxa-related bleeding events
  • Failed to warn the public about the serious bleeding (and other) risks associated with Pradaxa
  • Inadequately labeled the drug and engaged in deceptive marketing practices with Pradaxa.

A lawyer at Bell & Pollock, P.C. can determine whether you have a Pradaxa claim and, if so, help you pursue your best options for compensation and justice. Experienced at going up against pharmaceutical companies and other formidable opponents, we can help you hold Boehringer Ingelheim liable for the injuries and losses you have suffered due to Pradaxa.

Contact an Experienced Drug Injury Attorney at Bell & Pollock, P.C. for a Free Pradaxa Case Review

A drug injury attorney at Bell & Pollock, P.C. is ready to provide you with answers about your potential Pradaxa claim.

Call (720) 580-4294 or email our firm for a free, no obligations consultation with one of our lawyers.

As tireless champions of the people, we are dedicated to helping our clients protect their rights, recover from negligence and achieve the best possible resolutions. Backing our exceptional advocacy is our unflinching dedication to providing responsive, personal service. At Bell & Pollock, P.C., we always prioritize our clients’ needs and objectives, and our clients can count on us to tirelessly fight for successful outcomes.

Let us put our skills, insight and experience to work helping you recover.

From offices conveniently located in Denver, Greenwood Village, and Steamboat Springs, our lawyers represent clients from across the nation in Pradaxa claims and other dangerous drug cases.

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Call a trusted attorney at Bell & Pollock, P.C. at (303) 795-5900 to get on the road to recovery now. You can also email our firm via the contact firm on this page.

As proud champions of the people, our lawyers are ready to answer your questions, explain the law and your rights, and help you take whatever steps necessary to recover the compensation you’re entitled to. With us in your corner, you can be confident that you have the legal support and representation necessary to successfully resolve your claim.

Don’t delay your recovery for a second longer – and don’t be misguided into thinking that you have to go through the process alone. Our attorneys are here, ready to help – and you won’t have to pay us anything until (or unless) there is a recovery in your case.

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Case Results


CASE: Client was injured by a drunk driver. As a result of the motor vehicle accident, client was rendered a quadriplegic and needed a life care plan.
Outcome: $9,600,000

CASE: Against Insurance company for failure to pay for property damage after a gas and fire explosion.
Outcome: $1,600,000

CASE: Medical malpractice for failure to diagnose a descending aorta aneurism, resulting in death.
Outcome: $1,300,000

CASE: Neck and back injuries from car accident. Client had ongoing symptoms and needed injections for attempted remediation of pain.
Settled for $485,000

CASE: Client was injured in a 2 vehicle collision. She suffered a traumatic brain injury, concussion and multiple injuries to the neck.
Outcome: $6,000,000

CASE: Client was in her car and was T-Boned by a commercial vehicle. Her cerebral spinal fluid leaked and she suffered a concussion and traumatic brain injury with neck and lumbar (low back) injuries. Her neck injury caused radiating pain, numbness and tingling in her arms.
Outcome: $3,400,000

CASE: Client was driving on a rural road when another car crossed the center line and caused a head-on collision in the snow and ice. Client did physical work for a living. Both knees were injured, along with a neck injury.
Outcome: $2,300,000

CASE: Client was driving on South Parker road when another vehicle rapidly changed lanes and rear-ended the client. That vehicle was cited for careless driving. The collision caused a concussion with traumatic brain Injury. Client missed time from work and had a positive correlation between brain scan and neuropsychological test results.
Outcome: $950,000

CASE: Client was rear ended by a dump truck, was then knocked forward and hit another vehicle. Client had a concussion with traumatic brain injury. Client underwent a brain scan which showed hypoperfusion, correlated with her concussion symptoms. Client suffered neck injuries and injuries to her low back.
Outcome: $650,000

CASE: Client was rear-ended. The mechanism of injury from the forces in the collision caused her neck injury and at the same time, damaged her organs inside her throat. Client had swallowing and choking issues.
Outcome: $1,250,000

CASE: Client was in a motor vehicle accident. Both injections in the neck rendered some temporary relief. The Injections were transforaminal epidural steroid injections. Surgery was recommended on the lumbar (low back). The low back was injured by the forces in the collisions.
Outcome: $933,000

CASE: The client was driving in her car and was rear-ended thereby causing injuries to her lower back and neck. Client also suffered a concussion. Client had to undergo facet injections multiple times, through multiple procedures. Client also had cognitive issues which required cognitive training and therapy.
Outcome: $400,000

CASE: Client was entering a highway from an on ramp and was rear-ended by a commercial van. Client tested positive for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and failed conservative treatment. Client underwent thoracic outlet syndrome surgey, which involved removal of the first rib to attempt to relieve pressure in the thoracic outlet. Client also suffered a back injury.
Outcome: $750,000

CASE: Client was injured by a drunk driver, who crossed the center line of the road. Client underwent multiple surgeries and could not work. Client was late 40s and needed a modified life care plan.
Outcome: $750,000

CASE: Client was rear ended by a tow truck driver who was a diabetic. The diabetic at fault party was a non-compliant diabetic and claimed he had a syncope episode, and was “blacked out”. Client had a preexisting back condition known and the forces from the collision aggravated, or made worse, the preexisting back condition in addition to, causing neck injuries.
Outcome: $350,000

CASE: Client was a passenger in a car where the driver fell asleep on a country road in the early morning hours. The car rolled multiple times. Client had eye injuries, facial injuries and neck and knee injuries.
Outcome: $850,000

CASE: Client was on the job, driving her own car, when she was rear-ended. She suffered a concussion with traumatic brain injury and pursued Workers Compensation Claim.
Outcome: $150,000

CASE: Client slipped and fell on snow and ice in Central City. He suffered back injuries, that did not require injections.
Outcome: $125,000

CASE: Client slipped and fell on snow and ice on a sidewalk in front of a business. She had to have knee surgery and multiple injections in her back.
Outcome: $175,000

CASE: Client was visiting a friend who was renting a house. Client tripped on untreated, dangerous section of deck and injured his back.
Outcome: $150,000

CASE:Client was rear ended and needed fusion spinal surgery. Insurance proceeds were limited.
Outcome: $125,000

CASE:Client was rear-ended and had to have rotator cuff surgery. Insurance proceeds were limited.
Settled for $65,000

CASE:Client was at Denver International Aiport traveling through Denver, slipped and fell and broke her ankle.
Settled for $118,750

CASE:Client was exposed to mold in a multi-family dwelling that was caused by leaking water.
Settled for $125,000

CASE:Motorcycle accident, reconstructive surgery, post-traumatic stress disorder, neurological injuries
Settled for $1,275,000



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