Risk of Aortic Medical Emergency

Risk of developing an aortic aneurysm or aortic dissection.

Aortic Aneurysm - Dangerous Antibiotics LawyerFluoroquinolone 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. Experts say patients nor doctors have been warned about the increased chance of aortic aneurysm or aortic dissection. Both conditions can result in severe internal bleeding.

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. An aortic dissection is a separation, or tear, in one of the layers of the aorta. Both events are considered medical emergencies and can be fatal.

Common fluoroquinolone antibiotics include:

Did you suffer an aortic aneurysm or 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 during or after taking a fluoroquinolone antibiotic. If you’ve lost a loved one who suffered from these serious side-effect we may also be able to help. Contact our office to discuss your situation 877-544-5323.