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Drug injury lawyers: Plavix and gastrointestinal bleeding risks

Plavix is a blood-thinning drug intended to reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack in patients; however, studies suggest the drug may actually be more dangerous for some users. The Ohio drug injury lawyers at Elk & Elk Co., Ltd., are reviewing claims for serious bleeding caused by Plavix.

If you or a loved one used Plavix and suffered from its negative side effects, the lawyers at Elk & Elk want to hear from you. We have been protecting the rights of hardworking people in Ohio who have been injured by negligence for 50 years. To schedule your free consultation, call 1-800-ELK-OHIO or contact us online.

Plavix may increase the risk of internal bleeding

Bristol-Myers Squibb and Sanofi-Aventis, the drug's manufacturers, are under scrutiny for failing to adequately warn the public that Plavix may increase the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding in some patients. According to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Plavix can weaken the healing of ulcers and increase the risk of internal bleeding or gastrointestinal hemorrhaging.

If you took or are taking Plavix to treat your GI disorder and now suffer from the following Plavix-related bleeding symptoms, get in touch with a product liability attorney to see if you have a claim:

  • Vomiting blood
  • Black stools
  • Internal bleeding
  • Increased pulse
  • Low blood pressure
  • Confusion
  • Disorientation
  • Fatigue

Plavix has also been linked to heart attack and stroke in some patients. If you or a loved one suffered gastrointestinal bleeding or other serious side effects from taking the anti-clotting drug Plavix, contact a drug injury lawyer at Elk & Elk. Our Ohio product liability attorneys, paralegals, medical specialists, investigators and other experts will work hard to help you get the compensation you deserve.

Call 1-800-ELK-OHIO for a free consultation if you have taken Plavix

Call 1-800-ELK-OHIO or fill out our online contact form for a free consultation. When you choose Elk & Elk for your Plavix drug injury claim, there's never a fee unless we win.