Plavix Lawsuit

Injury lawsuits may be filed by patients taking Plavix to prevent heart attack and stroke. Contact a qualified attorney today to discuss your Plavix lawsuit options.

Serious concerns have been raised about the safety of the blood thinner, Plavix, in light of studies highlighting potential Plavix side effects. Plavix (clopidogrel) was approved by the FDA in 1997 and is often taken with aspirin to inhibit blood clotting in patients with coronary heart disease, peripheral vascular disease and cerebrovascular disease. Plavix belongs to a group of drugs called thienopyridines, and functions by decreasing the activity of platelets, making them less likely to form dangerous blood clots which could lead to heart attack or stroke. Plavix is currently manufactured by drug firms Bristol-Myers Squibb and Sanofi-Aventis, and is one of the most popular drugs of its kind. If you took the blood thinner Plavix and have since suffered from a major side effect, fill out the Plavix Claim Review Form to speak to a qualified Plavix attorney.

What Went Wrong With Plavix

Drug makers have heavily marketed Plavix as a drug providing a greater cardiovascular benefit for patients, while being easier on the stomach. However, recent studies have indicated that patients who take Plavix to reduce their risk of heart attack and stroke may actually have an increased risk of suffering from these same side effects. Furthermore, researchers have warned patients and physicians that Plavix use may be linked to life-altering side effects like intracranial bleeding, gastrointestinal bleeding and recurrent ulcers.

Plavix Lawsuits for Side Effects

The New England Journal of Medicine published a study in 2005, indicating that patients taking the blood thinner Plavix had a twelve-times increased risk of suffering from recurrent ulcers, GI bleeding and cerebral bleeding, compared to patients taking aspirin and a heartburn pill. The following year, the NEJM published a study comparing the benefits and risks of taking Plavix in combination with aspirin, compared to taking aspirin alone. According to the study, Plavix plus aspirin was not significantly more effective than taking aspirin alone in reducing the rate of stroke, heart attack, or death from cardiovascular causes. In 2010, the FDA added a "black box" warning to the Plavix label, alerting patients and healthcare providers that certain Plavix patients are at high risk of treatment failure.

How a Plavix Lawsuit Can Help You

If you took Plavix and have since experienced a severe side effect, contact a Plavix attorney to discuss the benefits of filing a Plavix lawsuit against the drug's manufacturers. You may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, and pain and suffering, which you can collect by filing a Plavix lawsuit against Bristol-Myers Squibb and Sanofi-Aventis. The main goal of Plavix lawsuits is to help victims of potential Plavix side effects protect their rights and collect the compensation they deserve. Plavix attorneys are experienced in defective drug litigation, and have the knowledge and skill necessary to help guide victims through the process of filing an injury claim.

How to File a Plavix Lawsuit

The side effects possibly linked to Plavix have the potential to cause life-alerting and even fatal complications for patients. If you or a loved one has suffered from a major side effect which you believe to be associated with Plavix, fill out the Plavix Claim Review Form to discuss your Plavix lawsuit options with an experienced Plavix lawyer. You are not at fault for any injuries caused by a dangerous pharmaceutical drug, and you should not be held accountable for the resulting consequences. By hiring a Plavix lawyer and filing a Plavix lawsuit against Bristol-Myers Squibb and Sanofi-Aventis, injured victims can protect their family from further harm and bring public attention to the potentially harmful nature of the prescription drug.

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