SAN FRANCISCO — The California Supreme Court recently ruled that more than 600 plaintiffs are allowed to sue Bristol-Myers — the creators of a blood thinning drug Plavix.
The ruling was first reported by SF Gate in late August.
Plavix, a drug used to thin blood to avoid clotting, is prescribed for patients who have suffered heart attacks or strokes. The lawsuits claim Bristol-Myers falsely promoted the drugs’ safety and did not properly warn consumers of the dangers and side effects.
If the case is not overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court, the 4-3 ruling will allow a nationwide lawsuit — by 86 Californians and 592 residents of 33 other states — to proceed in San Francisco Superior Court, according to SF Gate.
Listed side effects from Plavix include bleeding and bruising.
The lawsuits filed claim the drug caused internal bleeding, heart attacks and — in some serious cases — death. There have even been 18 cases brought up against Bristol-Myers by family members of people who have died, as a result from taking the drug.
SF Gate reports the case has been on hold while the opposing sides argue to decide if it can be heard by a single court in California or if plaintiffs can file a lawsuit against Bristol-Myers in their home states.
How Can I File A Plavix Lawsuit?
Our dangerous drug attorneys can help if you or someone you care about was harmed by Plavix. Lawsuits have been filed against Bristol-Myers. by both people harmed by the drug and their families seeking compensation for injuries/deaths caused by this dangerous product.
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