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By Shawn Kasserman

xarelto liver injury, Chicago personal injury lawyers

While the majority of injury claims associated with Xarelto involve serious, uncontrollable, and irreversible bleeding, other side effects have begun to surface. One such adverse event, as highlighted in a 2014 publication in JAMA Internal Medicine and an investigation conducted by Health Canada, is the potential for severe and systemic drug-induced liver damage. Dangerous, in and of itself, this risk is not made known to doctors or patients, giving it all the potential and markings needed for becoming a silent, widespread killer.

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By Shawn Kasserman

gi bleeding xarelto, Chicago personal injury attorney

Originally intended to reduce the risk of blood clots and decrease the risk of stroke, rivaroxaban (Xarelto) is one of the newest anticoagulants on the market. It has also been linked to more than 2,000 injuries. With the injuries accumulating at an alarming pace—including those that involve uncontrollable and irreversible bleeding of the gastrointestinal tract—one must wonder how or why they continue to not only market this potentially deadly drug. Even worse, some are trying to extend its use to treat other conditions.

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By Daniel M. Kotin

prescription mistakes, Illinois medical malpractice lawyer

Many times, injuries caused by prescription drugs are the fault of a medical doctor committing medical malpractice.  Other times, the injury is caused by a defective drug and the claim is a product liability case against the drug manufacturer.  A third category of cases involves injuries caused by prescription errors due to misfiling of prescriptions at pharmacies.

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