Intraocular Pradaxa Side Effects

Eye bleeding and vision issues

Any decrease in visual acuity can have a substantial impact on your quality of life and ability to work. Even a temporary interference with your sight can be a frightening and debilitating experience. At the Phillips Law Offices, we sympathize with those who have suffered internal bleeding of the eyes and other intraocular Pradaxa side effects. Our experienced attorneys fight to hold the manufacturers of this and other dangerous drugs accountable for the injuries they cause.

Effects of intraocular bleeding

Intraocular hemorrhage is just one of several bleeding events associated with Pradaxa. Others include intracranial hemorrhage and intramuscular hemorrhage. The anticoagulant effect of Pradaxa makes it easier for blood to leak from the various capillaries in ocular tissue and accumulate in the various clear humors of the eye or other tissues. This can cause discomfort, redness, itching, light sensitivity and blurred vision. In serious cases, intraocular hemorrhage can cause vision impairment and blindness.

As is the case with many other Pradaxa side effects involving bleeding, intraocular hemorrhage can occur by itself or secondary to some trauma to the face or eyes. While blunt injury is a common cause of intraocular bleeding among healthy individuals, the seriousness of these bleeding events in Pradaxa patients can be magnified by the drug’s anticoagulant properties. Intraocular bleeding can often require medical treatment and even hospitalization in cases where the pressure inside the eye rises too drastically. Serious intraocular bleeds can lead to vision loss, glaucoma and physical damage to the structures of the eye.

We are Illinois attorneys dedicated to victims of Pradaxa side effects

At the Phillips Law Offices, we remain apprised of the various documented side effects of Pradaxa. We understand the substantial effect these unfortunate and avoidable conditions can have on your daily life and we work hard to see that our clients receive the compensation they deserve. Call us today at 312.470.6761 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with a knowledgeable attorney. You can count on us to be by your side throughout the course of your pharmaceutical liability case.