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Plavix Side Effects Lawsuits, Heart Attacks, Internal Bleeding

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Plavix Lawsuits are currently being investigated for anyone suffering Gastrointestinal/Cerebral Bleeding, Heart Attacks or other serious side effects from taking Plavix. REQUEST YOUR FREE PLAVIX LAWSUIT EVALUATION!

Plavix Side Effects Lawsuits based on Gastrointestinal, Cerebral Bleeding, Heart Attacks and more

Plavix  Lawsuits, Side Effects Include: Heart Attacks, Strokes, Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP), Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Internal Hemorrhaging.

Plavix Side Effects lawsuits

Plavix, a blood thinner that is purported to prevent blood clots, heart attacks and strokes, could be doing many patients more harm than good. Lawsuits on Plavix are being investigated due to serious side effects, including the heart attacks and strokes it is supposed to prevent, as well as gastrointestinal bleeding, bleeding ulcers, cerebral bleeding, thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) and other problems.

In many cases, these Plavix side effects can have fatal outcomes. It has become clear that Plavix was rushed to market without enough testing to protect users from possible serious side effects, and that in many cases, its benefits do not outweigh its risks.

If you or a loved one suffered from a serious Plavix side effect, you may be eligible to file a Plavix lawsuit and receive compensation for your injuries. The defective drug attorneys at the personal injury law firm of Parker Waichman LLP are offering free Plavix lawsuit evaluations to anyone who suffered a heart attack, stroke, gastrointestinal bleeding, TTP or other Plavix side effect. We urge you to contact Parker Waichman LLP today to protect your legal rights.

Plavix Side Effects

Plavix (generic: clopidogrel bisulfate) was approved in 1997 for prevention of blood clots and to reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Plavix is the sixth top selling drug in the U.S., with sales totaling $3.8 billion dollars.

As far back as 1998, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) expressed its concern with the claims made by the drug’s manufacturers, Bristol-Myers Squibb/Sanofi Pharmaceuticals about Plavix. The agency charged that the companies falsely credited Plavix with the ability to be more effective than aspirin in treating heart disease.

In fact, a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that patients taking Plavix were 12 times more likely than those taking aspirin and a heartburn pill to experience severe gastrointestinal bleeding and chronic ulcers. Moreover, research revealed that Plavix and aspirin combined offered patients NO BENEFIT over standard low-dose aspirin therapy. Plavix was also found to be associated with increased risk for moderate and serious bleeding. The study concluded that the cost and risks of Plavix did not justify its use for the prevention of coronary artery disease and heart attack.

Potential Plavix side effects include:

  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Bone Marrow Damage
  • Gastrointestinal & Cerebral Bleeding or Ulcers - Plavix may cause potentially fatal hemorrhaging, including severe gastrointestinal bleeding in patients with a history of peptic ulcer disease (PUD) or other stomach conditions.
  • Bleeding Ulcers
  • Cerebral Bleeding
  • Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP) - A rare blood condition that causes blood clots to form in small blood vessels throughout the body. The blood clots can cause serious problems if they block the blood vessels and limit blood flow to the brain, kidneys, or heart.
  • Death

Legal Help for Victims of Plavix Side Effects

If you or a loved one suffered a heart attack, stroke, gastrointestinal bleeding or TTP while taking Plavix, you may have valuable legal rights. Parker Waichman LLP wants you to discuss your case with one of our Plavix side effect lawyers, fill out our online form, or call 1-800- YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529) today.

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Aug 31, 2012 | Parker Waichman LLP
Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured by defective drugs, is informing the public about a new study published in the August 30th issue of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). In analyzing the effects of the Plavix with aspirin versus aspirin alone, the study found that the combination, referred to “dual antiplatelet therapy” did not significantly reduce the occurrence of a second stroke among patients with a...

Plavix Patient Sues After Suffering from Traumatic Bleeding Event Allegedly While Taking Plavix

Aug 21, 2012 | Parker Waichman LLP
Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured by defective drugs, has filed a lawsuit against Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Sanofi-Aventis U.S., L.L.S., Sanofi US Services Inc., and Sanofi-Synthelabo, Inc. The suit, which was filed on July 26th in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York (Index No. 154919/2012), alleges that Plavix caused hemorrhaging in a Maryland man. According to the Complaint, the Plaintiff took...

California Plavix User Who Suffered Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage Files Lawsuit Alleging Plavix Caused Him to Sustain Severe and Permanent Personal Injuries

Aug 16, 2012 | Parker Waichman LLP
Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm representing people injured by defective drugs, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of a California man who suffered a gastrointestinal hemorrhage while using Plavix. The lawsuit, which was filed in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York (Index No. 154914/2012) on July 26, 2012, alleges that the Plaintiff's injuries were caused by Plavix. According to the Complaint, the Plaintiff used Plavix from approximately...

Plavix Patient Suffers Gastrointestinal Bleeding; Files Lawsuit Alleging the Blood Thinner Caused the Hemorrhaging and Other Complications

Aug 7, 2012 | Parker Waichman LLP
Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured by defective drugs, has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a woman who attributes her gastrointestinal hemorrhage to the use of Plavix, a blood-thinning medication manufactured by Sanofi Aventis and Bristol-Myers Squibb. The suit was filed on July 26th in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York (Index No. 154925/2012). Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Sanofi-Aventis U.S., L.L.C., ...

Woman Files Lawsuit after Suffering Three Gastrointestinal Bleeds, Allegedly While Taking the Blood Thinner, Plavix

Aug 1, 2012 | Parker Waichman LLP
Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured by defective drugs, has filed a lawsuit alleging that Plavix caused three episodes of gastrointestinal hemorrhaging in one woman. The suit was filed on July 26th in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York (Index No. 154922/2012). Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Sanofi-Aventis U.S., L.L.C., Sanofi US Services Inc., and Sanofi-Synthelabo, Inc. have been named as...

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