Pradaxa Patients Can't Stop the Bleeding
There's only one really bad thing about the anti-clotting pill Pradaxa. You can't fall or get cut while taking it because once you start bleeding, there's almost no way to stop it. There's no reversal agent, no antidote.By Craig Malisow Wednesday, May 23 2012
Loraine Franklin died eight months before her 60th wedding anniversary.
Less than 24 hours after Loraine Franklin fell on the kitchen floor of her Georgetown home, she was dead.
It was December 29, 2011, and Franklin's daughters say today that, had Franklin, 80, not been prescribed a blood thinner called Pradaxa, she'd have lived to see the new year and subsequently celebrate her 60th wedding anniversary.
Instead, they say, the fall caused a blow to her head, which caused an intracranial hemorrhage, which doctors at the hospital could not stop....