If you or a family member has used the prescription drug Cipro and experienced adverse side effects, such as peripheral neuropathy or aortic aneurysm/dissection, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit seeking compensation for your injuries. Our Cipro lawyers can file a claim on your behalf, and help you get reimbursed for expenses such as:
- medical bills
- loss of income
- pain and suffering.
By seeking assistance from our experienced attorneys, a Cipro victim can quickly determine whether they have grounds for a lawsuit. Moreover, our experienced lawyers can inform victims of their legal rights and options, as well as their chances of succeeding in a lawsuit. Numerous Cipro lawsuits are already making their way through the courts. If you or a loved one were harmed by this drug, please contact our office today to ensure that your legal rights are protected.
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Recent Cipro Litigation
Scores of Cipro patients are currently pursuing compensation for peripheral neuropathy and permanent nerve damage allegedly associated with the use of this fluoroquinolone antibiotic. Many of these claims have been centralized in a multidistrict litigation now underway in the U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota.
The peripheral neuropathy litigation involving Cipro and other fluoroquinolone antibiotics began to gain momentum in 2013, after the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) ordered the drugs’ manufacturers to strengthen label warnings pertaining to the condition. While a peripheral neuropathy warning had been part of the labeling since 2004, the agency determined that the wording should better characterize the rapid onset of the disorder and the potential for permanent nerve damage. The FDA also required the removal of wording that described the occurrence of peripheral neuropathy as rare.
Cipro plaintiffs claim that Bayer Healthcare should have provided stronger safety warnings years before the FDA mandated the label change. Among other things, their lawsuits cite a 2001 study published in the Annals of Pharmacotherapy that detailed 145 cases of peripheral neuropathy among people treated with fluoroquinolone antibiotics like Cipro. The majority were described as “severe,” while over half persisted for a year or more.
Cipro and Aortic Injuries
Cipro lawyers around the country are also investigating possible legal claims related to aortic dissection and aortic aneurysm. According to findings published in JAMA: Internal Medicine in October 2015, fluoroquinolone antibiotics may increase the risk for aortic aneurysm and dissection by as much as 2-fold within 60 days of treatment. A month later, Canadian researchers writing in the British Medical Journal reported that patients using fluoroquinolones might face a three-fold increase risk of aortic aneurysm.
Fluoroquinolones have been linked to collagen degradation. Collagen is a component of the aortic wall, and it is possible that this side effect could be the cause of the increased risks seen in these studies.
Cipro Lawsuit Reviews
If you would like to discuss your legal rights, or are interested in learning more about Cipro lawsuits, our experienced lawyers would be happy to answer your questions. Contact our lawyers today to assess your case.