Pharmaceutical Negligence: Boehringer Ingelheim Suppresses Critical Pradaxa Reports
Boehringer Ingelheim, the company that manufactures the popular blood-thinning medication Pradaxa, recently admitted to suppressing internal reports that may have hurt their sales. Documents released to the United States District Court in East St. Louis include emails, memos, and internal presentations that contradict one of the manufacturer’s biggest claims about this medication that regular blood testing is not necessary while using Pradaxa.
Suppression of these reports may have played a role in the frequency with which Pradaxa has been prescribed. Since its approval in 2010, Pradaxa has been prescribed to over 850,000 patients and linked to over 1,000 deaths. It is currently the focus of multiple product liability lawsuits.
When Pharmaceutical Corporations Lie
Pharmaceutical corporations are infamous for being dishonest about their products. The suppression of critical reports, the closing of internal documents that indicate problems, and even blatantly misleading marketing campaigns are all part of the greed that drives many of these companies.
When you are injured or a loved one dies due to the actions of a pharmaceutical company, you are entitled to seek compensation through swift legal action. The Vermont personal injury lawyers at Van Dorn & Curtiss are here to take your case and hold these companies accountable.
If you have been injured or a loved one has died after taking a prescription medication, please contact the Law Offices of Van Dorn & Curtiss today to schedule a free consultation with one of our Vermont personal injury lawyers.