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Pradaxa Class Action Lawsuit

Pradaxa Class Action Lawsuit

The blood-thinning medication Pradaxa has been linked to thousands of reports of uncontrollable internal bleeding, heart attacks, and death. Boehringer Ingelheim, the manufacturer of Pradaxa, resolved over 4,000 lawsuits with a $650 million settlement. The cases were centralized in an MDL rather than a class action.

What You Can Do & How a Lawsuit Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Pradaxa injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was injured by severe bleeding, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug Litigation Group or call us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

Is there a Pradaxa Class Action Lawsuit?

No. There is a centralized litigation, but it is not a Pradaxa class action lawsuit. The litigation is called a Multi-District Litigation (MDL), and it was established in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois in August 2012:

What’s the problem?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is nationally recognized as a class action law firm. However, our lawyers are not pursuing justice for our clients through a Pradaxa class action lawsuit. There are currently no certified class actions involving individual personal injury claims from Pradaxa, and it is unlikely that there will be any. Our lawyers provide legal assistance for people who took Pradaxa and wish to file an individual Pradaxa lawsuit.

What is a Class Action?

Class action lawsuits are a way to resolve a large number of similar lawsuits when it wouldn’t be cost-effective for one person to litigate alone. Many people with similar injuries consolidate their claims into one claim. One plaintiff is chosen to be a “class representative.” One law firm or lawyer usually represents all of the plaintiffs. Any compensation awarded is shared among the class.

What is a Multi-District Litigation (MDL)?

Class action lawsuits are not usually used to resolve large drug injury litigation in the United States. Instead, a federal panel of judges creates a Multi-District Litigation (MDL) in one federal court. The judge overseeing the MDL selects “bellwether” cases to go to trial. If the jury awards compensation, lawyers use this value to negotiate settlements for other cases in the MDL.

What is the Difference Between a Class Action and a MDL?

Class action lawsuits and the MDL process are similar because they centralize a lot of similar lawsuits to improve efficiency. However, there are some important differences:

  • Individual plaintiffs keep their own lawyer to represent their interests and fight for the maximum amount of compensation they deserve.
  • Independent lawsuits are not consolidated with other claims in an MDL.
  • Compensation awarded to an individual plaintiff is not shared with other members of a class action.
  • Lawsuits that are not resolved at the federal level can return to the state level.

Pradaxa Side Effects and Complications

Do I have a Pradaxa Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Pradaxa injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was injured by severe bleeding, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug Litigation Group or call us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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