Our office is currently investigating cases for Flouroquinolone patients that have been diagnosed with, or visited a doctor for symptoms associated with, Peripheral Neuropathy.
Levaquin (levofloxacin) is part of a group of antibiotics called Fluoroquinolones. Levaquin is used to treat a variety of bacterial infections. Levaquin is often used for infections of the skin, kidneys, bladder and sinuses. Levaquin is manufactured by Johnson & Johnson.
Avelox (Moxifloxacin) is another antibiotic part of the Fluoroquinolones group. Avelox, like Levaquin, is a medication used to treat an array of bacterial infections by stopping the growth of bacteria. Avelox is manufactured by Bayer.
Cipro (Ciprofloxacin) is another antibiotic that is a member of the Fluoroquinolones group. Cipro is used to treat many types of bacterial infections, including infections of the skin, lungs, airway and urinary tract. Cipro is also manufactured by Bayer.
Our firm, Ford & Associates Nationwide Legal Services, A.P.C, is interested in speaking to you or your loved one if you have suffered injuries that you believe may be due to taking medications in the Fluoroquinolones group.
The FDA recently required all drug labels and medication guides for all Fluoroquinolone antibacterial drugs be updated to inform the public of the side effect of peripheral neuropathy. Peripheral neuropathy, a serious side effect from using these medications, can occur while taking the drugs or shortly thereafter and may be permanent. The FDA stated that peripheral neuropathy occurs only with Fluoroquinolones that are taken by mouth or injection.
Peripheral neuropathy is a nerve disorder that occurs in the arms and legs. The FDA states that symptoms include pain, burning, tingling, numbness and weakness. The FDA warns that it can occur at any time during the use of Fluoroquinolones and can last for a few months to years after the medication is stopped.
When people are injured by prescription drugs the appropriate type of claim is a products liability lawsuit that addresses the manufacturer’s failure to warn consumers of potential side effects. If you or a loved one took any one of the medications mentioned above, you need to seek legal help.
Products liability cases are often complex and require the assistance of a knowledgeable attorney. Ford & Associates Nationwide Legal Services, A.P.C. is committed to bringing together a national network of experienced, aggressive lawyers to help fight for your legal rights.
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