Illinois Dangerous Drug Lawsuits | Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics Linked to Aortic Aneurysm & Aortic Dissection

The Law Offices of Richard J. Serpe, PC are currently investigating potential claims for anyone who has suffered an aortic aneurysm or aortic dissection after taking a fluoroquinolone antibiotic. We are also investigating claims related to the loss of a loved one due to these side effects.

Aortic Aneurysm & Aortic Dissection : Serious Side Effects

Aortic Aneurysm - Dangerous Antibiotics LawyerRecent studies have suggested fluoroquinolone antibiotics may place patients at risk for developing an aortic aneurysm or aortic dissection. These are potential life-threatening side effects that patients may not have been warned about.

  • Aortic aneurysm - an aortic aneurysm is a balloon-like bulge in a section of the aorta. If the aneurysm grows too large it can rupture and cause internal bleeding. A ruptured aortic aneurysm can be fatal.
  • Aortic dissection - an aortic dissection is a separation, or tear, in one of the layers of the aorta.  This can cause blood to flow in between the layers of the blood vessel wall. An aortic dissection can be fatal.

Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics

Fluoroquinolone antibiotics have been used for years to treat many different types of illnesses. If you've suffered from a respiratory infection, urinary tract infection, bone or joint infection, or another type of infection, it is possible that you may have taken a fluoroquinolone antibiotic. These popular antibiotics include:

Did you suffer an aortic aneurysm or dissection? 

If you've suffered one of these serious side effects, or lost a loved related to these side effects, you may have a potential claim. Our dangerous and defective products attorneys offer a free, no obligation, consultation. Additionally, our no fee promise means you don't owe us any legal fees unless we settle or win your case. Contact us to discuss your situation today 877-544-5323.

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News & Info

  • FDA announces new warning about antibiotic side effects

    Fluoroquinolone antibiotics have made headlines this year for their dangerous side effects – we’ve detailed these effects many times on our site. But now the Food and Drug Administration is warning doctors and antibiotic users of a new side effect: the degradation of collagen in tendons. What does this mean in laymen’s terms? In short, Continue Reading →

  • CDC: Half of All Prescribed Antibiotics are Unnecessary

    Antibiotic Resistant Illnesses Two million people die from antibiotic resistant illnesses each year, resulting in 23,000 deaths annually, the Centers for Disease Control reported recently. Why is this happening? The answer isn’t simple. Some believe pressure on doctors from patients explains some of the overprescribing. Anxious parents eager to get their child healthy again argue Continue Reading →

  • Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics May be Overprescribed, Experts Say

    When you’re sick, a prescription for an antibiotic can seem like a life saver. In many cases, though, antibiotics do more harm than good. In 2011, the United States’ antibiotic use reached a fever pitch, with more than 23 million fluoroquinolone antibiotics prescribed. Not coincidentally, thousands of antibiotic lawsuits were also filed that year. Fluoroquinolone antibiotics Continue Reading →

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