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After you’ve undergone and recovered from a heart attack or stroke, prevention becomes the immediate concern. Your doctor may prescribe a blood thinner such as Plavix, alone or with an aspirin regimen, in an effort to prevent blood clots and keep you from suffering another heart attack. However, Plavix comes with serious, potentially deadly side effects.
If you or someone you love has been injured from taking Plavix, you should speak with our personal injury lawyers today about pursuing a claim and getting the justice and compensation you deserve.
The Dangers of Plavix
Plavix is the American brand name for clopidogrel. Plavix prevents blood cells from clumping together, which keeps dangerous blood clots from forming and putting you in danger of another heart attack or stroke.
Plavix is also occasionally used as a preventative drug in patients who have not suffered a heart attack.
Plavix is one of the best-selling drugs in the world, making its manufacturers more than $6 billion a year in sales.
However, a National Institute of Health study released in September 2012 found that that a Plavix-aspirin-combined regimen offered little advantage in preventing strokes over a simple aspirin treatment plan.
Even more disturbing, the same study found that the Plavix-aspirin combination greatly increased the risks of intestinal bleeding among the study population. The National Institutes of Health said, “Deaths from any cause were also higher” in the group of patients treated with Plavix-aspirin.
Our defective products lawyers are experienced fighting big companies such as Plavix manufacturer Bristol-Myers Squibb. We can fight for you.
Common dangerous side effects of Plavix include:
- Cerebral bleeding
- Hemorrhagic stroke
- GI bleeding
We trust pharmaceutical companies to safely produce and market their drugs. When they fail and instead push defective drugs on the American people, our personal injury lawyers are here to help.
If you’re looking for a personal injury lawyer to pursue a claim based on your injury after using Plavix, please contact McWhirter, Bellinger and Associates today for a free consultation. We serve clients in Camden, Sumter, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, Columbia, and Aiken, South Carolina.