Plavix is a prescription drug often used in conjunction with aspirin to prevent cardiovascular events such as heart attack and stroke in high-risk patients. Studies have shown, however, that Plavix can cause potentially fatal complications, particularly gastrointestinal bleeding, in patients with a previous history peptic ulcer disease.
What is a Plavix lawsuit?
A Plavix lawsuit constitutes legal action taken by an injured party to recover damages suffered as a consequence of Plavix use. Drug companies that fail to adequately inform patients of the dangerous risks associated with their drugs may be held liable for any injuries sustained as a result of their use.
In the case of Plavix, the initial warning label on the drug made no mention of the increased risk of deadly gastrointestinal bleeding in patients with a history of bleeding or peptic ulcer disease. Thus, patients with such a history who experienced an adverse gastrointestinal event may be eligible to file a Plavix lawsuit.
Who would a Plavix lawsuit be filed against?
A Plavix lawsuit would be filed against either of the two distributors of the drug - Sanofi-Aventis and/or Bristol-Myers Squibb for their failure to sufficiently warn patients about the significant risk of major gastrointestinal bleeding.
What is a class action Plavix lawsuit?
A class action Plavix lawsuit is designed to help individuals who have been similarly harmed hold the wrongdoer accountable for damages suffered. Patients with a history of peptic ulcer disease who experienced gastrointestinal bleeding as a result of taking Plavix may be eligible to file a class action Plavix lawsuit on behalf of themselves and others to seek compensation for their common grievance.
What types of compensation can I seek through a Plavix lawsuit?
You may be entitled to seek both monetary and punitive damages in a Plavix lawsuit. Monetary damages involve both economic and non-economic losses, including: lost wages and earning capacity, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and more. Punitive damages are intended to punish the defendant � in this case, the drug companies � for intentional wrongdoing.
What is a statute of limitations?
Plavix lawsuits are subject to a statute of limitations, which
restricts the time an individual has to file a complaint. Statutes of limitations can sometimes vary depending on the state and the circumstances surrounding the case. For this reason, it is important to seek the early advice of a qualified attorney.
How can I learn more about filing a Plavix lawsuit?
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