Levaquin lawyers have been instrumental in bringing complications potentially associated with the use of fluoroquinolone antibiotics to the public’s attention. In 2005, for example, attorney’s helped a consumer advocacy group called Public Citizen petition the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to place a black box warning regarding the risk of tendon ruptures on the drugs’ labeling. Since then, consumer injury lawyers, including those at Bernstein Liebhard LLP, have assisted hundreds of plaintiffs seeking restitution for Levaquin side effects, including peripheral neuropathy, tendon ruptures, and aortic injuries, including aortic dissection and aortic aneurysm.

Levaquin Lawsuit Filed

In recent years, hundreds of Levaquin lawsuits have been filed on behalf of individuals who were allegedly harmed by the medication. The first large-scale litigation involved Levaquin and tendon ruptures. Those lawsuits began to mount in 2008, shortly after the FDA ordered fluoroquinolone manufacturers to add a black box warning regarding serious tendon injuries to their product labels. Ultimately, more than 3,700 cases would be filed over this issue. By 2014, Levaquin lawyers had helped bring the vast majority of those claims to settlement.

In August 2013, the FDA ordered fluoroquinolone manufacturers to strengthen label warnings regarding peripheral neuropathy, prompting a new wave of litigation over Levaquin, Cipro and Avelox. Hundreds of such lawsuits have since been filed, many of which are pending in a multidistrict litigation now underway in the U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota. Many Levaquin attorneys believe this litigation could also come to include thousands of lawsuits.

Two studies published in 2015 (JAMA: Internal Medicine and the British Medical Journal) have suggested that Levaquin and other fluoroquinolones are associated with an increased risk of aortic dissection and aortic aneurysm. Levaquin lawyers have begun filing lawsuits over these potentially deadly complications.

Our Experienced Levaquin Lawyers

Our Levaquin lawyers have already filed a number of lawsuits on behalf of patients who experienced peripheral neuropathy and aortic injuries allegedly related to this and other fluoroquinolone antibiotics. They can also help you seek compensation by filing a lawsuit on your behalf. With a Levaquin lawsuit, our lawyers may help you get reimbursed for expenses such as medical bills, loss of income, and pain and suffering.

By seeking assistance from our experienced lawyers, a Levaquin 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 at succeeding in a lawsuit. So far, lawyers have already helped several Levaquin victims and their families file lawsuits and obtain settlements to compensate them for their injuries.

Levaquin Side Effects Lawyers

If you would like to discuss your legal rights, or are interested in learning more about Levaquin lawsuits, our experienced lawyers would be happy to answer your questions. Contact our lawyers today.

Published November 17, 2011 by