Plavix – What you should know
When Plavix was first approved for public use, Sanofi-Aventis and Bristol-Myers Squibb promoted it as a safe alternative to aspirin and similar anti-clotting medications. Consequently, doctors began prescribing the drug liberally—alone and in conjunction with aspirin—to prevent heart attacks and stroke in high-risk patients. Plavix is now a top-selling drug, with millions of users across the nation.
Unfortunately, the drug makers marketed Plavix as safe despite its dangers. Recent research has linked Plavix to numerous potentially deadly side effects, including gastrointestinal bleesing, internal hemorrhaging, and other serious conditions.
If you or a loved one has suffered a severe Plavix side effect, you need to ensure that your legal rights are protected. Please contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer who can help maximize your legal interests.
Plavix Research & Risks
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 has been associated with the following risks and side effects:
- Bone marrow damage
- Serious blood disorder
- Bleeding ulcers
Patients with a history of peptic ulcer disease (PUD), bleeding ulcers, or recent trauma should NOT take Plavix. You should contact a physician immediately if you experience any of these or other adverse Plavix side effects.
Plavix and Your Legal Rights
Patients who have suffered serious adverse health effects as a result of taking Plavix may be eligible to seek compensation through a Plavix lawsuit. If you or a loved one has been harmed by Plavix, you may be entitled to recover your losses, including medical expenses, lost wages and earning capacity, pain and suffering, and more. Because a statute of limitations restricts the time you have to file a claim, it is important to speak with a qualified lawyer as soon as possible.