Pradaxa Injury Claims in Georgia

Georgia Pradaxa (dabigatran) users need to know about the dangers of taking this drug. Pradaxa can cause fatal uncontrolled internal bleeding, stroke, and heart attack. If you have been injures by Pradaxa you may be entitled to compensation. Our Georgia drug recall attorneys are here to help.

Pradaxa and Stroke

Pradaxa is prescribed to prevent stroke in patients who have a high risk of developing blood clots due to a heart condition called nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AFib). It is effective in preventing blood clots, and therefore, effective in preventing ischemic stroke.

But there is another kind of stroke, called hemorrhagic stroke, which is caused by bleeding in the brain. Pradaxa can cause bleeding in the brain.

No Antidote for Pradaxa

All blood thinners can cause internal bleeding. What makes Pradaxa bleeding so dangerous is that there is no antidote, or reversal agent, to stop its anticlotting effects. When a person experiences serious internal bleeding on warfarin, vitamin K is administered to get the blood clotting again and stop the bleeding.

On Pradaxa, clotting does not resume until the drug is removed from your system. This can require dialysis and that still only removes about 60% of the drug from your blood, and it takes two to three hours just to do that much. If the bleeding is severe, you may not live that long. Those who survive can suffer severe and permanent injuries due to the consequences of prolonged blood loss.

If you or a loved one has been injured by Pradaxa and you live in Georgia, please contact or call our Georgia drug recall attorneys at 1-877-LOSS-RECOVER (567-7732). Our successful product liability lawyers will win you the compensation you deserve so that you can move on with your life.

Topamax® and Birth Defects among Newborns

Topamax® is one of the most popular drugs in the market today for the treatment of epilepsy and migraine headaches among patients in Georgia and throughout the nation.

However, in March of 2011, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a significant warning about women who use Topamax® during pregnancy. The administration determined that using Topamax while pregnant may cause “human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigations or marketing experience or studies in humans.”

If you were taking Topamax® while pregnant and delivered a baby with birth defects, it is important that you speak to a Georgia Topamax® injury attorney to protect your rights and recover the compensation you deserve.

Birth Defects

The birth defects associated with Topamax® include:

  • Cleft lip/cleft palate
  • Heart defects
  • Facial deformities
  • Limb deformities

Aside from its consumer warning, the FDA reclassified Topamax® from a Category “C” Pregnancy Drug to a Category “D,” meaning that there has been concrete scientific evidence linking the drug to birth defects.

If you live in Georgia and have been injured by Topamax, please contact our Georgia Topamax® attorneys at 1-877-LOSS-RECOVER (567-7732) today to file your claim and collect the compensation you deserve.