The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential lawsuits for Plavix users throughout the United States who have suffered serious and potentially fatal injuries as a result of the medication. Research has linked side effects of Plavix to an increased risk of certain health problems, which the manufacturer failed to adequately warn about.
Compensation may be available through a Plavix lawsuit for individuals who have suffered:
- Internal bleeding
- Heart attacks
- Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpora (TTP)
To review a potential Plavix case on behalf of yourself, a friend or family member, request a free consultation and claim evaluation.
FAILURE TO WARN OF PLAVIX DANGERS
Plavix Injury Lawsuits
The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk are investigating potential Plavix lawsuits as a result of the drug makers failure to adequately research their medication and for downplaying the risks associated with Plavix.
All cases are pursued by our attorneys under a contingency fee agreement, which means there are no fees or expenses unless a recovery is obtained.
Despite claims by the makers of Plavix that it is superior to Aspirin in preventing heart attacks and strokes, studies have found that the medication carries no significant benefit and Plavix dangers actually increase the risk of injury for some users.
For individuals with high cholesterol or high blood pressure, Plavix doubles the risk of a heart attack, stroke or serious bleed. For users with a history of gastrointestinal problems, the blood thinner carries twelve (12) times the risk of recurrent ulcers or gi bleeds when compared with aspirin and a heartburn pill.
▸ INFORMATION: Plavix Side Effects
Since Plavix was introduced, the warnings have not sufficiently informed patients or the medical community of the risks associated with the blood thinner.
The manufacturers, Sanofi-Aventis and Bristol-Myer Squibb, owe a duty to their consumers and to the community to fully disclose all potential Plavix side effects. Millions of Americans have been prescribed Plavix based upon representations that it is safe and carries benefits over aspirin.
Consumers rely on the skill, knowledge and judgment of drug manufacturers to warn of potential risks and side effects associated with medications.
Contrary to promotional statements, Plavix is not safe for all of the purposes indicated by the makers. As a result of the failure to disclose the Plavix dangers, users were deprived of information necessary to weigh the benefits of the medication against the risks.
▸ INFORMATION: FDA Plavix Warning Letters for Misleading Promotions
PLAVIX CLASS ACTION SUITS
Plavix has become the second best selling drug in the world, generating over $6.3 billion in annual sales. Plavix sells for approximately $4 per pill, compared with pennies apiece for the safer alternative, Aspirin.
Since it has been established that Plavix has no significant benefit over Aspirin, Plavix class action suits as well as individual lawsuits have been filed throughout the country.
Plavix lawsuits allege:
- Plavix is defective in its design and formulation
- Safer alternatives to Plavix are available
- Plavix is unreasonably fit, suitable or safe for the promoted uses
- Potential for Plavix side effects outweigh the benefits associated with the drug
If you, a friend or family member have taken Plavix and suffered a heart attack, stroke, internal bleeding, ulcers, TTP or death, request a free consultation and claim evaluation with our Plavix lawyers to determine if you may be entitled to compensation. Claims are being reviewed for users in every state.