Marketed by Boehringer Ingelheim, Pradaxa was the first of a new generation of prescription anticoagulants to gain FDA approval.  It helps patients who have atrial fibrillation or irregular heartbeat avoid blood clots and strokes.  But it has been linked to serious side effects, including uncontrolled bleeding, heart attacks, and even death.  People who are 75 years old or older face a greater risk of suffering serious Pradaxa side effects.  If you or your loved one took Pradaxa and suffered internal bleeding, heart attack or death, please call us.  We may be able to help.  We are leaders in pursuing medical product liability lawsuits involving unsafe drugs and medical devices, and we offer free investigations into these cases for individuals like you.