Solberg Law Pradaxa injury attorneys are located in Fargo, North Dakota. Pradaxa is a blood thinner. A recent study showed that patients taking Pradaxa have a much higher risk of heart attack or severe symptoms of heart disease.

For folks with atrial-fibrillation, taking blood thinners like coumadin and warfarin, was the only way to control their heart arrhythmia. Unfortunately, although these drugs dissolved dangerous clots in patients the also required constant monitoring and blood testing since high levels can cause hemorrhaging and even sudden death. A very strict diet was also required.

However, when a new drug, Pradaxa (or dabigatran as it was previously known; the pill changed its name in 2013) came along that did not require patients to constantly report for for blood test monitoring and follow strict dietary restrictions, doctors and patients both were ecstatic.

The joy was short lived as health regulators have now linked the drug Pradaxa to over 50 deaths. This is because the drug, credited with lowering the risk for dangerous strokes, did so at the risk of increased internal bleeding. The blood thinner can accumulate and patients taking the drug may be at risk for overdose due to patients inability to process the active ingredient in Pradaxa through their kidneys. To read the full article, go to the link below.

Solberg Stewart Miller in Fargo, ND helps people who may have experienced harm due to bad drugs or faulty medical devices. You can count on the experienced personal injury and product liability lawyers to advise you and get you the compensation you deserve. Call 701.237.3166 or toll free at 877.237.3166.

Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/11/02/boehringer-pradaxa-idUSL5E7M21TB20111102