Though the litigation involving the drug’s alleged association with peripheral neuropathy has yet to result in any Cipro settlements, cases are continuing to mount in courts around the U.S. A growing number of legal claims have also been filed on behalf of individuals who experienced aortic aneurysm or aortic dissection while taking fluoroquinolone antibiotics.
The nationwide law firm of Bernstein Liebhard LLP represents individuals who suffered side effects allegedly associated with Cipro and other fluoroquinolone antibiotics. Please contact our attorneys today if you were diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy or aortic injuries after taking this medication to ensure that your legal rights are protected. A free, no-obligation case review can be obtained by calling our office at (888) 994-5118.
Peripheral neuropathy is a form of nerve damage affecting the nerves that transmit signals from the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body. Symptoms associated with this condition depend on the severity of damage, and may include:
Case studies linking the use of fluoroquinolone antibiotics to peripheral neuropathy were first published in the early 1990s. However, mention of the disorder was not added to the drugs’ labeling until 2004. In August 2013, the prescribing information for Cipro and other fluoroquinolones was updated to note that peripheral neuropathy could be permanent. Language suggesting the complication was rare was also removed from the label.
Hundreds of people have since filed peripheral neuropathy lawsuits against the manufacturers of Cipro, Avelox and Levaquin. Because of the large number of cases, federal claims were centralized before a single judge in the U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota. Hundreds of additional lawsuits have been filed in state courts around the country. The litigation has not produced any Cipro settlements so far, and there is no guarantee that it will result in in any such agreements. However, attorneys involved in the litigation are confident that plaintiffs are entitled to compensation for their alleged injuries.
Several recently published studies have suggested that Cipro and other fluoroquinolone antibiotics may result in collagen degradation that can lead to aortic aneurysm and aortic dissection. An aortic aneurysm arises when a bulge forms in the weakened aortic wall due to pressure from blood passing through the vessel. Aortic dissection occurs when the layers of the wall separate or are torn.
A growing number of fluoroquinolone patients are pursuing lawsuits for aortic aneurysm and dissection. This litigation is in its earliest stages, and has not yet resulted in any settlements or verdicts.
Compensation from Cipro settlements could include payment for medical bills, lost wages, disability and other injury-related damages. Bernstein Liebhard LLP currently represents a number of fluoroquinolone plaintiffs, and our Firm continues to evaluate potential claims. To learn more about filing a Cipro lawsuit, please call our office today at (888) 994-5118.
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