Levaquin Injuries and Lawsuits
Belonging to a class of Fluoroquinolones, Levaquin (levofloxacin) is prescribed for bacterial-type infections pertaining to the skin, sinuses, kidneys, bladder and prostate. In turn, Levaquin has been used to treat infections that cause bronchitis, pneumonia and for individuals that have been exposed to anthrax. However, there are tremendous health risks, strong side effects, drug interactions and warnings associated with Levaquin. The question is, “Have consumers been adequately warned about risks associated with Levaquin?”
While the FDA issued warnings about Levaquin and its link to nervous system damage, aortic aneurysms and tendon rupture, many individuals across the U.S. were already experiencing serious side effects from defective drugs.
If you or someone you love is experiencing pain, numbness, weakness, or decreased awareness of vibratory strength or motor ability while taking Levaquin, this could point to nerve damage. Other injuries include tendinitis or tendon rupture or dramatic drops in blood pressure, which could be life-threatening. The bottom line is—if you have suffered seriously devastating physical, emotional or financial loss as a result of taking Levaquin, you may have a lawsuit. The attorneys at the Harman Law Firm are fully equipped to seek justice on your behalf.
Nervous System Damage From Levaquin
If you are taking Levaquin or have taken Levaquin, and are experiencing pain, numbness, or tingling in the arms or legs, as well as a change in sensation, this may be a sign of nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy). While Levaquin (Levofloxacin), along with six other antibacterial drugs under the class of Fluoroquinolones remains approved by the FDA, there are strong warnings and serious side effects that could be permanent. Other nervous system symptoms that have been noted are:
- Loss of memory
With an attached fluoride molecule, Fluoroquinolones, including Levaquin, are able to penetrate the blood-brain barrier and other tissues. The result is that thousands have experienced serious reactions.
If you or someone you love have experienced adverse reactions from taking Levaquin, you are encouraged to call the Harman Law Firm today. While you deserve justice if you’ve been physically, financially and emotionally harmed by defective drugs such as Levaquin, it is vital that you speak up, so that these drugs can be removed from the market.
For a free, no obligation consultation to discuss your options, call the Harman Law Firm.
Aortic Aneurysms From Levaquin
Have you been diagnosed with aortic dissection (tear) or an aortic aneurysm (bulging) after taking Levaquin? As part of a class of antibiotics known as Fluoroquinolones, Levaquin has been linked to tearing or enlargement of the aortic wall. While the wall is weakened, this may lead to leaking or rupture, which is life threatening.
While there have been FDA warnings in recent years regarding the misuse and over-prescribing of fluoroquinolones, many report that the warnings were not clear enough about the side effects and risks associated with these antibiotics. Thus, thousands have experienced serious reactions, including aortic aneurysms.
If you feel as though you were left in the dark about the risks involved in taking Levaquin, call the Harman Law Firm today. Our attorneys realize that by the time the government steps in to force companies to recall drugs or issue proper warnings, hundreds of thousands of patients have already been affected. Thus, if you or a family member has taken Levaquin and have experienced negative health effects afterward, you deserve to know your options.
For a free, no obligation consultation with the attorneys at the Harman Law Firm, call today.
Tendon Rupture From Levaquin
Levaquin (Levofloxacin) is part of a class of drugs known as Fluoroquinolones, which remain FDA-approved, despite strong evidence connecting their use to tendon ruptures, including the Achilles tendon in the back of the ankle, the shoulder, hand, thumb and other tendons. Problems reported include pain, swelling, tendon tears, bruising around the tendon and lack of joint mobility. Without question, these tendon injuries could be debilitating, requiring surgery, physical therapy and perhaps lifelong disability.
Fluoroquinolone antibiotics contain an attached fluoride molecule, giving them the ability to access tissues in the body belonging to the brain and central nervous system. Whether taken by mouth or through injection, Levaquin continues to be associated with serious injuries that should be reported.
The lawyers at the Harman Law Firm have the resources and experience to take on drug companies that continue to develop drugs that cause individuals physical, financial and emotional harm. If you’ve experienced a tendon rupture as a result of taking Levaquin, you need to know your options.
To discuss a potential claim involving Levaquin, contact the Harman Law Firm today for a free consultation.