Were you or someone you know injured by Plavix?
If so, you may be able to receive compensation for the harm suffered as a result of taking the dangerous medication.
According to documents filed with various courts in 2012 Plavix suits, the company continues to enjoy annual sales of $3.8 billion due to the sale of Plavix. It is an incredibly profitable drug. Unfortunately, many patients taking the medication suffer a range of side effects and serious harm. In many cases the company has failed to act to prevent the harm in an effort to keep raking in the profits.
Since 1998, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued warnings to the manufacturers of Plavix for claims made about the effectiveness of the drug. Bristol-Meyers Squibb/Sanofi Pharmaceuticals have marketed Plavix as a more effective drug than aspirin for treating heart disease.
Is this true?
Injured by Plavix?
In actuality, many patients were instructed by doctors and pharmacists (as recommended by the manufacturer) to take Plavix along with aspirin. Plavix may now be responsible for 12 times as many ulcers in patients who took Plavix compared to patients who took aspirin and another heartburn pill. Your injuries may entitle you to seek financial compensation through a Plavix lawsuit.
Plavix users have an increased risk of:
- Heart Attack
- Internal Bleeding
- Blood Disorders
A study published by the New England Journal of Medicine states that the combination of Plavix and aspirin doubles the risk of death, heart attack, or stroke in people with no history of heart disease. These findings are contrary to the result doctors thought would come from these medicines as marketed by the manufacturers. Plavix has also been linked to increased risk for moderate and serious bleeding.
File a Plavix Lawsuit
If you or a loved one suffered an injury as a result of Plavix, The Rothenberg Law Firm LLP can provide the experienced legal help you need. Your initial consultation is always FREE and there will be no legal fees unless we are successful in getting you money. Submit a free online case evaluation form or call us at 1-800-624-8888. Due to applicable Statute of Limitations, your time to file a lawsuit may be running out, call today before it is too late.