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Germany based Boehringer Ingelheim, the manufacturer of the anticoagulant medication Pradaxa has agreed to pay $650 million to settle Pradaxa injury lawsuits. There are 4,000 lawsuits on file by folks who allege that the company failed to warn about the risk of severe and deadly bleeding problems with the anticoagulant drug use.

Pradaxa, has been linked to more than 500 patient deaths. The settlement comes about week after the drugmaker  said a new analysis of a company-funded study used to win approval of the Pradaxa found 22 serious bleeding events that weren’t included in the original report.

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U.S. District Judge Herndon, who is presiding over all federal Pradaxa lawsuits has established the pretrial schedule for the first bellwether trial. On September 8, 2014, the first trial will involve the wrongful death lawsuit brought by Suzanne Mackiewicz, on behalf of her mother,  Malachy Higgins.
The Higgins case is selected as the first out of several thousand lawsuits on file, involving bleeding problems from Pradaxa.Multidistrict Pradaxa Consolidation

All federal product liability lawsuits filed against Boehringer Ingelheim, the manufacturer of Pradaxa have been consolidated as part of an MDL, or Multidistrict Litigation. The MDL is centralized for pre-trial discovery before U.S. District Judge Herndon in the Southern District of Illinois.

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