Man Suffers Strokes After Kaiser Prescribes Plavix, Wife Says
2-14-2013 12:40:00

(CN) - A woman claims her husband suffered a series of strokes after Kaiser Permanente doctors gave him Plavix to control his heart condition.

Karima Norrise says in her Alameda County complaint that her husband Maurice suffered "multiple cardiovascular/cerebralvascular accidents" and a massive stroke in 2011 after Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, Permanente Medical Group and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan gave him Plavix or its generic equivalent to treat a heart problem.

Plavix, which is manufactured by co-defendant Bristol-Meyers Squibb and Sanofi Aventis, causes cerebral hemorrhaging in less than half of one percent of all patients who receive it annually, according to studies.

The Norrises are represented by Charles Davis of Petaluma, Calif.