In 2005, lawyers helped a consumer advocacy group called Public Citizen petition the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) to place a black box warning regarding the risk of tendon ruptures on the Levaquin label. According to Public Citizen’s lawyers, tendon ruptures linked to antibiotics, like Levaquin, continue to occur at a disturbing rate. Public Citizen’s Levaquin lawyers also contend that many tendon ruptures could be prevented if doctors and patients were aware of the early warning signs associated with tendon ruptures.

Levaquin Lawsuit Filed

In January 2008, lawyers, on behalf of Public Citizen, filed a lawsuit against the FDA in an attempt to compel the agency to order Levaquin’s maker to include a warning on the Levaquin label regarding the risk of tendon ruptures and other tendon injuries. Finally, in July 2008, the FDA issued a health alert notifying the manufacturers of certain antibiotics, including Levaquin’s maker, of the need to add a boxed warning to the prescribing information about the increased risk of developing tendonitis and tendon rupture in patients taking fluoroquinolones.

Our Experienced Levaquin Lawyers

If you or a family member has used the antibiotic Levaquin and experienced adverse Levaquin side effects, such as toxic epidermal necrolysis or Levaquin tendon rupture, you may be eligible to file a Levaquin lawsuit seeking compensation for your injuries. Our Levaquin lawyers can 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