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Aortic Aneurysm & Dissection Associated with Certain Antibiotics

It’s not unusual for medicines to have serious side effects. In fact, it’s virtually impossible to see a pharmaceutical advertisement without hearing a laundry list of potential risks and warnings. But those warnings are necessary – when a drug company fails to properly inform people about side effects, they put both their customer’s health and their own reputation on the line.

Unfortunately, a common medicine we’ve all likely used at one time or another has recently come under fire. Fluoroquinolone antibiotics are used to treat everything from bronchitis and pneumonia to gastroenteritis and urinary tract infections. But experts say pharmaceutical companies aren’t doing enough to warn patients about the potential for deadly side effects. Neither patients nor their doctors have been warned about the increased chance of aortic aneurysm or aortic dissection. Both conditions can result in severe internal bleeding.

Johnson & Johnson, the manufacturer of the Levaquin antibiotic, is currently facing a lawsuit because of the way they downplayed risks. The plaintiff is seeking more than $800 million in damages.

Did You Suffer An Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection?

We are currently investigating potential claims for anyone who has suffered an aortic aneurysm or aortic dissection around the time they were taking a fluoroquinolone antibiotic. As well, if you’ve lost a loved one who suffered from these serious side effects we may be able to help.

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