Quoted from http://www.ctvnews.ca/health/health-headlines/families-suing-drug-maker-of-blood-thinner-over-bleeding-risks-1.1786117
Families suing drug maker of blood thinner over bleeding risksAvis Favaro and Elizabeth St. Philip, CTV News
Published Monday, April 21, 2014 10:00PM EDT
Susan Garau, 61, was down with the flu last year when she was found incoherent and bleeding from her mouth while in bed.
By the time Garau arrived at Seven Oaks General Hospital in Winnipeg, the grandmother was hemorrhaging from several parts of her body including her mouth, intestines and brain.
"They were draining blood from the stomach, she was bleeding from her mouth … and by that evening she slipped into a coma and was bleeding everywhere,” recalls Garau’s daughter, Brigitte Pichon.
Garau had been taking Pradaxa -- a blood thinner used to treat a heart condition called atrial fibrillation.