California Plavix Side Effects Lawyers
In what comes as another low-blow to consumers, studies have found that Plavix side effects could increase the risk of serious and potentially fatal injuries for some users, while the manufacturers continue to provide false information that has been making the problem substantially worse. The manufacturers of this defective product had advertised Plavix as being better than Aspirin, but the medication's link to life-threatening side-effects as well as studies indicating that it is hardly more effective, are leading victims to our doors in search of help.
Plavix (clopidogrel bisulfate) is a medication prescribed to help prevent blood clots as well as reduce one's risk for heart attacks and strokes. Sanofi-Aventis and Bristol-Myers Squibb are responsible for its joint marketing and distribution and are currently generating over $6.3 billion solely in annual Plavix sales.
Studies Substantiate Victim's Claims
Plavix has been associated with dangerous side-effects for some time, but it was not until recently that studies surfaced giving substantial evidence to help victims obtain compensation. The study published by the New England Journal of Medicine found that, "Although doctors believe the combination of Plavix and aspirin should reduce the risk of a second heart attack, the combination not only does not help, but it nearly doubles the risk of death, heart attack or stroke in people with no history of heart disease. It was also found to be associated with increased risk for moderate and severe bleeding."
Studies confirm that for some users, Plavix has been linked to the following side effects:
- Heart attacks
- Internal Bleeding
Manufacturers Failed to Advise Consumers of Danger
Since the conception of Plavix, consumers have been misled as to the product's safety as well as its effectiveness. Sufficient warnings were never given to patients or their physicians and have potentially resulted in wide-spread catastrophic injuries. If Sanofi-Aventis and Bristol-Myer Squibb had fully informed the public of this product defect and its potential side effects, many of those reporting injuries associated with Plavix could have been saved.
Manufacturers have an obligation to their consumers, and if they do not uphold their responsibility to provide the public with a reasonable level of protection from their own products, we have a responsibility to obtain compensation for those who suffered injuries as a result of their negligence. Users of Plavix were deprived of priceless information that would have given them what they needed to decide whether the risks of Plavix were too high, but are instead left to wonder about what should have been.
California Plavix Attorneys
If you or a loved one has suffered from any of the described Plavix side effects, contact one of our California Plavix lawyers today for a free professional evaluation of your case by attorneys with over 30 years of experience. Bisnar | Chase Personal Injury Attorneys, LLP partners, John Bisnar and Brian Chase, have shown their superior legal representation time and time again, and their results don't lie. Brian Chase has tried over twenty jury trials and, in the last couple of years, has entered into numerous seven and eight-figure settlements. In 2004, Brian was named the Trial Lawyer of the Year, and his dedication to holding corporate America responsible for defective products has been nothing short of inspiring. If you have suffered catastrophic injuries at the hands of these negligent pharmaceutical companies you will need an attorney who consistently gets results. Bisnar | Chase Personal Injury Attorneys, LLP will get you from victim to victor with as little pain as possible.