By Buck Daniel
May 29, 2014 – The Nations Law Firm is pleased to announce the settlement of all of its Pradaxa claims against Boehringer Ingelheim. The pharmaceutical company will pay $650 million to settle all 4,000 state and federal lawsuits over its blood thinner Pradaxa (dabigatran). In 2011 alone, more than 540 patients lost their lives after using Pradaxa, according to FDA reports, and thousands of people reported serious side effects — surpassing all other monitored drugs for the year.
“Today’s settlement will bring justice and financial assistance to those hurt while taking Pradaxa,” a member of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee, said in a statement. “We are proud of the settlement we have achieved, congratulate the company on doing the right thing, and look forward to distributing these funds to our clients as expeditiously as possible.”