Plavix Lawsuits are now being filed by consumers who feel they were misled by the manufacturer’s promotion of Plavix’s effectiveness over other aspirin combinations, as well as less than full disclosure about the medication’s potentially life-threatening side effects.
If you have questions about Plavix-related complications you have experienced after taking Plavix, please call one of our New York dangerous drug attorneys.
Plavix (clopidogrel) is a popular blood-thinning medication, FDA-approved since 1997, to prevent platelets in the blood from dangerous clotting, often associated with heart and blood vessel conditions. Manufactured by Sanofi-Aventis and Bristol-Myer Squibb, Plavix is commonly prescribed as a daily medication for those who have had or are at risk of having a heart attack or stroke. It’s also recommended for those suffering from peripheral artery disease (PAD), which causes inadequate circulation in the legs.
Today Plavix is being studied for its potentially fatal side effects, including heart attacks, internal bleeding, strokes, thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpora (TTP) and ulcers. Research is showing a significantly higher risk of ulcer formation in Plavix users, including one study published in the New England Journal of Medicine that found Plavix patients experienced 12 times as many ulcers than those taking a combination of aspirin with a heartburn drug.
Additional research has indicated double the risk of heart attack, stroke and death in patients with high cholesterol but no prior history of heart disease who took the commonly prescribed Plavix and aspirin combination.
You may be among the millions of Americans who have taken Plavix. If you have questions about Plavix-related complications you have experienced after taking Plavix, please contact Douglas & London today. We can help you understand your legal rights regarding this important class action proceeding.