Michelle Keahey, East Texas Bureau May 31, 2013, 1:30pm

LUFKIN - The wife of a deceased Huntington man has filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the prescription drug Plavix claiming that the drug caused a deadly intracerebral hemorrhage. 

Rhonda Grisham, individually and as a personal representative of the Estate of Jed Grisham, deceased, filed suit against Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., Sanofi-Aventis U.S. L.L.C., Sanofi-Aventis U.S. Inc. and Sanofi-Synthelabo Inc. on May 29 in the Eastern District of Texas, Lufkin Division.

In 2009, at the age of 54, Jed Grisham began Plavix therapy for the treatment of blockages in his arteries. Approximately two years later, Grisham suffered from a large left intracerebral hemorrhage and died from his injuries.

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.

The plaintiff is represented by Lisa Causey-Streete of Salim-Beasley in Natchitoches, La. A jury trial is requested.

U.S. District Judge Ron Clark is assigned to the case.

Case No. 9:13-cv-00113

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