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Parker Waichman LLP Files 18 Lawsuits Against Plavix Makers

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The national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP has filed 18 lawsuits against Bristol-Myers Squibb and Sanofi-Aventis on behalf of victims who have suffered gastrointestinal bleeding as a result of the blood thinner medication Plavix.

The lawsuits were all filed in the Supreme Court of New York, County of New York, and all allege that the drug manufacturers negligently and/or fraudulently marketed Plavix as safe and effective to the public. The suits also claim that the manufacturers marketed the drug as a superior alternative to aspirin, with greater cardiovascular benefits and that it was easier on the stomach, all of which, the plaintiffs allege, are false.

The lawsuits claim that Bristol-Myers Squibb and Sanofi-Aventis hid the defects of the drug at the cost of patient safety, and that the drug increases the risk of heart attack, stroke, blood disorders, and excessive bleeding.

In two of the cases, an Iowa plaintiff began taking Plavix in November 2009 and suffered gastrointestinal bleeding in June 2010, while a Missouri plaintiff started Plavix in March 2008, and suffered a gastrointestinal hemorrhage in June 2009 and another in September 2009.

The lawsuits allege severe and permanent injury, physical impairment and disfigurement, physical pain and suffering, metal pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and past, present and future medical expenses as a direct result of the use of Plavix. disclaimer: This article: Parker Waichman LLP Files 18 Lawsuits Against Plavix Makers was posted on Wednesday, June 13th, 2012 at 9:01 pm at and is filed under Defective Drug Lawsuits.

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