In 2009, at the age of 54, Jed Grisham began taking Plavix for the treatment of blockages in his arteries. Approximately two years later, Grisham suffered from a large left brain hemorrhage and died from his injuries.
The wife of the deceased Huntington man has filed a lawsuit against Plavix asserting that the drug caused a deadly brain hemorrhage.
The drug Plavix keeps the platelets in blood from coagulating to prevent unwanted blood clots that can occur with certain heart or blood vessel conditions. Plavix is used to prevent blood clots after recent heart attacks or strokes, and in people with certain disorders of the heart or blood vessels.
Since Plavix was introduced, the warnings have not sufficiently informed patients or the medical community of the risks associated with the blood thinner.
The manufacturers, Sanofi-Aventis and Bristol-Myer Squibb, owe a duty to their consumers and to the community to fully disclose all potential Plavix side effects. Millions of Americans have been prescribed Plavix based upon representations that it is safe and carries benefits over aspirin.
Consumers rely on the skill, knowledge and judgment of drug manufacturers to warn of potential risks and side effects associated with medications.
On May 29, 2013, Rhonda Grisham, individually and as a personal representative of the Estate of Jed Grisham, deceased, filed a lawsuit against Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., Sanofi-Aventis U.S. L.L.C., Sanofi-Aventis U.S. Inc. and Sanofi-Synthelabo Inc. in the Eastern District of Texas, Lufkin Division.
The defendants are accused of strict products liability, manufacturing defect, failure to warn of the drug’s risks and negligence.
Grisham is seeking an award of damages: bodily injury, embarrassment, humiliation, permanent impairment to earning capacity, medical expenses, loss of enjoyment of life, attorney’s fees, interest and court costs.