Levaquin Lawsuit Attorney
Every year millions of Americans are prescribed antibiotics from their physician in efforts to help them fight a number of illnesses such as pneumonia, respiratory infections, urinary tract infections, sinusitis or bronchitis. Levaquin, a fluoroquinolone (flurr-oh-QUINN-a-lone) antibiotic, is an antibiotic which is prescribed to treat these illnesses. Even though this medication is meant to help cure illnesses, there are side effects that patients may experience from taking these drugs. Some of the common side effects of Levaquin include things like nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, rash or severe skin reaction, fever or a sore throat. However, Levaquin has been linked to an increased risk of more dangerous side effects such as aortic aneurysms, aortic dissection or nerve damage. These injuries are so severe and debilitating, that people who have suffered from these conditions are filing lawsuits against the drug makers.
On May 12, 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advised that the severe side effects, aortic aneurysms, aortic dissection, and nerve damage, which have been linked to fluoroquinolone antibiotics supersede the benefits of prescribing this drug for common infections. The FDA is requesting that physicians avoid prescribing fluoroquinolone drugs, such as Levaquin, for common illnesses such as urinary tract infections (UTIs), bronchitis and sinus infections. It is not necessary to expose patients to the risks of these severe side effects when there are other antibiotics available to treat their condition.
What Can You Do and How We Can Help You
If you or someone you know has suffered severe side effects such as an aortic aneurysm, aortic dissection or nerve damage after using the fluoroquinolone antibiotic Levaquin, contact Goldstein Buckley, Cechman, Rice and Purtz today to discuss your legal options. Our law firm will provide a free consultation to discuss your claim and determine what can be done to protect your rights. Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, P.A. provides a full complement of legal services to clients in Fort Myers (two locations to serve you), Cape Coral, Naples, Lehigh Acres, and Port Charlotte offices. For more information call 239-334-1146 to set up your free consultation. Justice Starts Now.