The national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Queens woman who suffered a gastrointestinal hemorrhage allegedly because of the blood thinner Plavix. The lawsuit, filed in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York, names Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Sanofi-Aventis U.S., LLC., Sanofi US Services Inc., and Sanofi-Synthelabo, Inc., as defendants.
In the lawsuit, the plaintiff says the drug manufacturers knew that using Plavix could increase the risks of hemorrhaging, yet they failed to warn consumers and their physicians about these risks because of financial interests. The plaintiff alleges that the defendants acted unethically when marketing Plavix, saying she would not have suffered injuries if they had disclosed all the information relating to the safety of the drug.
According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff began taking the prescription blood-thinner Plavix in April 2009. She allegedly suffered a gastrointestinal hemorrhage due to the drug. Further, the lawsuit says that the plaintiff has suffered a number of adverse effects because of the drug, including severe and permanent injuries, physical and mental pain and suffering, loss of the enjoyment of life, physical impairment and disfigurement. The suit seeks economic damages due to the medical expenses the plaintiff incurred and will continue to incur because of her injuries.