Parker Waichman LLP Files Nine Plavix Bleeding Side Effect LawsuitsMay 4, 2012 | Parker Waichman LLP
Parker Waichman LLP continues to file Plavix lawsuits on behalf of people who allegedly suffered serious internal bleeding and other Plavix side effects. In the past week alone, Parker Waichman LLP filed nine Plavix side effect claims in the Supreme Court of New York, New York County.
Six lawsuits filed by the firm on April 30 allege Plavix caused plaintiffs to suffer several side effects, including hemorrhage, cerebral hemorrhage and thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP), a blood condition which is marked by small clots through the entire circulatory system. Three additional lawsuits filed on May 3 claim plaintiffs suffered gastrointestinal bleeds from Plavix.
Among other things, the complaints allege that Bristol-Myers Squibb and Sanofi-Aventis, the makers of Plavix, negligently and/or fraudulently represented that Plavix had been tested and was found to be safe and/or effective for its indicated use. The lawsuits further charge that the Defendants concealed their knowledge of Plavix defects from the Plaintiffs, the FDA, the public in general and/or the medical community specifically.
Plavix is often prescribed with a low dose of aspirin. Its makers claim it is more effective than regular aspirin alone preventing heart attack and stroke caused by blood clots. Since its 1997 approval, Plavix has ranked among the best selling drugs in the U.S.