Levaquin, an antibiotic that has been prescribed to millions of people, may be associated with a number of very serious side effects, including tendon injuries, peripheral neuropathy and permanent nerve damage. Hundreds of lawsuits have been filed in recent years by patients who are alleged to have suffered painful and debilitating Levaquin side effects.
Bernstein Liebhard LLP is investigating serious neurological side effects that may be associated with Levaquin, including peripheral neuropathy. If you or a loved one were diagnosed with this condition and took Levaquin, please call (888) 994-5118 to contact our legal team.
According to a QuarterWatch report issued by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices in June 2016, two fluoroquinolones, Levaquin and Cipro, were linked to more persistent side effects reports than any other medication monitored by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in 2015. Levaquin was named in 489 reports, while Cipro was associated with 366 cases. The persistent side effects described most often were painful joint, muscle and tendon disorders. Read More
Levaquin is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic used to treat a variety of bacterial infections. In recent years, these medications have been the subject of a number of safety reviews and alerts, as concerns over their potential side effects and complications have grown.
Peripheral neuropathy occurs when the nerves that communicate with the central nervous system are damaged. Symptoms of peripheral neuropathy can develop rapidly, even within just a few days of starting Levaquin. In some patients the symptoms continued for more than a year despite discontinuation of the fluoroquinolone.
The FDA has advised doctors to end Levaquin treatment in patients who experience peripheral neuropathy symptoms. Individuals taking this or another fluoroquinolone antibiotic should contact their doctor if they experience:
A study finds that current use of Levaquin and other fluoroquinolones may increase the risk of retinal detachment by nearly 50%. Retinal detachment occurs when the retina separates from the layer of support tissue and blood vessels at the back of the eye. Concerns over this potential Levaquin side effect prompted Health Canada to issue a public health alert in 2016. Read More
Bernstein Liebhard LLP is investigating Levaquin lawsuits on behalf of patients who were diagnosed with permanent peripheral neuropathy while using this or another fluoroquinolone antibiotic. To schedule a free, no-obligation review of your case, please call (888) 994-5118.
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