Stephen D. Phillips to be installed as President of ITLA

Contact: Kevilee Burge
JUNE 3, 2013
(217) 789-0755

STEPHEN D. PHILLIPS, managing partner at the Phillips Law Offices in Chicago (, will be installed as the 60th President of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA) on Friday, June 7, 2013, at its annual convention. Phillips received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa in 1981 and his law degree in 1985 from Loyola University School of Law. He was admitted to the Illinois Bar shortly thereafter. [Read more...]

What Must Attorneys Prove in a Pradaxa Injury Lawsuit?

While each Pradaxa injury lawsuit has its own unique factors, such as the degree of injury the plaintiff suffered, all cases require that attorneys prove the product is defective.
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Pradaxa Lawsuits Consolidated in Illinois

The mounting number of Pradaxa lawsuits led to a consolidation of all the federally filed mass cases.

Allvoices, an online media outlet, reported in August 2012 that the Joint Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, a panel of federal judges, consolidated all current and future Pradaxa cases filed in federal courts to be heard by Judge David R. Herndon, the chief judge of the Southern District of Illinois. What the cases shared in common was alleged damages such as bleeding and other injuries caused by Pradaxa. In 2011, more adverse reports and deaths were reported for Pradaxa than all other monitored drugs, according to USA Today. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) received reports of 542 deaths and 3,781 adverse effects linked to Pradaxa. [Read more...]

What is Pradaxa’s History with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)?

The relationship between Pradaxa and the FDA began with approval for a specified use — as a drug prescribed for patients who had irregular heartbeats (arterial fibrillation) to prevent strokes and blood clots. The FDA issued approval in October 2010, based on a clinical trial that compared Pradaxa with warfarin (Coumadin), another anticoagulant drug that had the same use. Pradaxa works by inhibiting thrombin, an enzyme in the blood that causes clotting. [Read more...]

What Pradaxa Help Can an Attorney Offer?

Successfully holding a pharmaceutical company liable for injuries takes legal expertise, access to medical experts and the ability to evaluate and convincingly present the extent of injury associated with the defective drug. Attorneys must have extensive knowledge regarding the Pradaxa research and medical information to offer effective Pradaxa help in a lawsuit. [Read more...]

How Can Pradaxa Cause Strokes?

Ironically, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Pradaxa as a drug for use in patients with irregular heartbeats to prevent strokes and blood clots. Yet, Pradaxa also has side effects that can result in a stroke. [Read more...]

Pradaxa Statistics and the Elderly

Pradaxa in elderly patients is of particular concern because the greatest number of patients taking Pradaxa are elderly. [Read more...]

Welcome to the Phillips Law Office Blog

Welcome to the blog of Phillips Law Offices. Our Illinois office handles cases involving the drug Pradaxa and its side effects. We want to help our clients get the compensation they deserve because of taking Pradaxa.

Through this blog, we hope to educate current and potential clients on the dangers of Pradaxa, and how we can help you obtain compensation for any harm this drug has caused you or a loved one. We will share news and insights relating to Pradaxa, as well as offering our readers practical advice and information about this drug. The more you know about what you are fighting against, the better prepared you will be to deal with the specifics of your case. The lawyers at Phillips Law Offices want to help you through this difficult and stressful time.

Along the way, we’ll share more about our attorneys and our practice. We also encourage our readers to comment on our blog posts. We believe in the power of communication and invite your views and opinions.

Please check back on this blog for updates, and if you or a loved one are suffering from side effects of Pradaxa in Illinois, please contact our attorneys to schedule a free initial consultation.