Levaquin, a popular antibiotic in the fluoroquinolone class, has been linked to peripheral neuropathy, prompting scores of people to file Levaquin nerve damage cases against the drugs’ manufacturers. These lawsuits claim that Johnson & Johnson and its Janssen Pharmaceuticals unit failed to provide patients and doctors with adequate warnings regarding this potentially debilitating condition.
The drug side effects attorneys at Bernstein Liebhard LLP are investigating nerve injuries and peripheral neuropathy that may be linked to Levaquin. If you or a loved one suffered serious nerve complications while using Levaquin, please call our Firm at (888) 994-5118 to learn more about your legal rights.
Levaquin is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic used to treat a variety of bacterial infections. Other drugs in this class include Cipro, Avelox and a number of generic brands. While theses antibiotics have been used by millions of people and rank among the most commonly-prescribed medications, concerns have grown in recent years that these drugs may be associated with some very serious complications, including the development of peripheral neuropathy and nerve damage:
According to the FDA, the symptoms of Levaquin nerve damage can appear just a few days after treatment has been initiated. In some patients, symptoms persisted for a year or more, even though they had stopped taking the medication.
Levaquin patients should contact their doctor immediately if they experience any of the following signs or symptoms:
Court records indicate that more than 200 Levaquin lawsuits and other fluoroquinolone claims have been filed in the nation’s courts since the FDA issued it nerve damage warning in 2013. In September 2015, all such federal claims were centralized before a single judge in the U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota for the purposes of coordinated pretrial proceedings. All of the lawsuits currently pending in the litigation claim that the manufacturers of Levaquin and other fluoroquinolone antibiotics failed to provide patients and doctors with adequate warnings regarding these risks. Read More.
Victims of Levaquin nerve damage may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and more. If you or a loved one were diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy following treatment with Levaquin, please call (888) 994-5118 to arrange for a free legal review of your case.
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