National law firm Parker Waichman LLP has filed three lawsuits in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, on behalf of individuals who were allegedly harmed by the life-threatening side effects of the blood thinner Plavix. In each lawsuit, Sanofi-Aventis U.S., LLC, and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company are named as defendants.
One lawsuit was filed on behalf of man from Washington who died from cerebral hemorrhage after using Plavix for less than 12 months. Two of the lawsuits filed by Parker Waichman LLC were on behalf of Ohio men who, as a result of their use of Plavix, suffered gastrointestinal hemorrhages.
Each of the lawsuits allege that Plavix caused permanent personal injury, pain, anguish, diminished enjoyment of life, and necessitate the need for lifelong medical treatment, medications and or monitoring. The complaints state that the drug companies negligently or fraudulently represented that tests showed Plavix was safe and effective. Furthermore, the plaintiffs allege that the drug companies concealed their knowledge of Plavix defects from the FDA, the public and the medical community.
The lawsuits charge Sanofi-Aventis and Bristol-Myers Squibb with strict products liability, negligence, failure to warn, defective design, breach of express and implied warranties, fraudulent misrepresentation, and on behalf of the deceased Washington plaintiff, wrongful death. The lawsuits each seek punitive, exemplary, and compensatory damaged as well as fees and costs, and any additional relief the court deems necessary and just.