Plavix is a highly popular medication that is one of the highest pharmaceutical sellers in the world. Doctors prescribe Plavix to patients who have a high risk of blood clots, heart attack, or stroke. The drug works by thinning a patient’s blood, much like over-the-counter medication Aspirin. Though the manufacturers of Plavix, companies Bristol-Myer Squibb and Sanofi-Aventis, claim that Plavix is more effective than Aspirin in preventing adverse cardiovascular events, recent research has shown that Plavix has little benefit over Aspirin in thinning blood.
Additionally, Plavix users have experienced serious side effects and medical conditions as a result of taking the drug. Because Plavix users have suffered serious complications with perhaps little medical benefit, many users have filed lawsuits against the manufacturers to recover for their injuries. If you have suffered injury as a result of taking Plavix, contact the experienced lawyers at the Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, to find out how you may recover.
How is Plavix Harmful?
Patients have reported experiencing the following serious medical conditions after beginning a Plavix regimen:
- Gastrointestinal hemorrhaging
- Cerebral (brain) hemorrhaging
- Other internal bleeding
- Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpora (TTP), a blood disorder
Additionally, many Plavix users claim manufacturers did not properly warned that taking the drug along with certain heartburn medications like Prilosec or Nexium would significantly decrease the effectiveness of Plavix. Many Plavix users who suffered gastrointestinal side effects were prescribed drugs such as Prilosec, which kept Plavix from preventing heart attacks, blood clots, or strokes.
Contact a Clearwater Plavix Lawyer for a free consultation
If you have suffered any of the above serious injuries due to Plavix, you may recover for your injuries by filing a products liability claim against Bristol-Myer Squibb and Sanofi-Aventis. These manufacturers should be held liable for any injuries they have caused due to defective design or deceptive marketing of Plavix. At the Clearwater, Florida office of the Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we are dedicated to holding companies responsible for misleading and injuring innocent consumers. If you believe you may have a Plavix case, call our office today at (727) 451-6900 or use our online contact form to schedule your free consultation today.