News | News By Subject | News by Disease News By Date | Search News
Get Our FREE
Industry eNewsletter
email:    
   

Boehringer Ingelheim Corporation's Blood-Thinner Pradaxa Target of Mass-Claims Suit


8/21/2012 7:15:52 AM

After taking the blood-thinning drug Pradaxa for three weeks, Charles Jackson experienced intestinal bleeding. His doctor told him to get off the drug, which he began taking after suffering a stroke last September. Months later, Jackson, 75, a retired truck driver from the rural railroad community of Hohenwald, saw a television advertisement imploring patients who had complications with Pradaxa to dial 1-800-BAD-DRUG to learn more about joining a lawsuit against the drug company. Now Jackson is among hundreds of other patients around the country who are teaming against an anti-stroke drug whose sales eclipsed $1 billion last year. Joining the suit thrusts Jackson into the high-dollar stream of product liability lawsuits, a burgeoning world of mass claims in which specialty law firms cast a wide net for injured consumers who represent the pitfalls of marketing risky products.

Read at USA Today
Read at tennessean.com
Read at News Release

comments powered by Disqus
   

ADD TO DEL.ICIO.US    ADD TO DIGG    ADD TO FURL    ADD TO STUMBLEUPON    ADD TO TECHNORATI FAVORITES