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Plavix, the blood thinner medication manufactured by Bristol-Myers and French pharmaceutical company Sanofi Aventis, has been identified as being ineffective on up to 14% of the population and for increasing the risk of heart attacks and strokes. If Plavix has not been effective for you or you’ve been injured, it’s important to know when to contact a Plavix injury attorney and what types of damages might be available to you.

Hiring a Plavix Lawyer

Plavix lawyers say that there is no question that you should get a blood test and find out whether or not Plavix is working for you or if it’s not working for you. If it’s not working for you and your doctor takes you off of it, then you should contact a Plavix lawyer at that point. At the same time, people who were taking Plavix and suffered an injury should contact a Plavix attorney after finding out whether or not they are poor metabolizers and have low liver enzyme levels. Anyone who has already suffered an injury, particularly if they were part of that primary prevention group, should contact a Plavix attorney first and let him or her work with you in obtaining a blood test.

Statute Of Limitations

Plavix lawyers know that it’s not always easy for someone to go to a lawyer, bring documents, explain their case and wait for the lawyer to investigate how Plavix side effects may have caused their injury. However, they say that it’s important to understand from the beginning that the clock is ticking on their potential claim and they would lose their claim forever if they didn’t bring it in time. Contacting a Plavix lawyer doesn’t take much effort and it doesn’t cost anything – which is why they generally advise anyone in these types of situations to at least make the call and find out more.

Damages

Plavix attorneys say that people damaged by Plavix side effects may be entitled to their past and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, compensatory damages and lost wages by filing a Plavix lawsuit. In addition, people who have suffered an injury to their heart or another body part because of a stroke may have permanently damaged their heart and may be at an increased risk for another heart attack later on. Their life expectancy is reduced, so they might also get damages for loss of consortium – the loss of the ability to enjoy life – and their spouses or family members may have a claim as well.