The antibiotic drug Levaquin has been linked to Peripheral Neuropathy and other serious side effects. If you or a loved one was prescribed Levaquin and developed nerve damage or experienced other serious side effects, you may be entitled to substantial compensation.
Levaquin & Fluoroquinolones
Antibiotics have saved countless lives since they were discovered. Fluoroquinolones are a type of antibiotic which has been used to treat serious and life-threatening bacterial infections. These fluoroquinolones include the drug Levaquin.
Levaquin (Levofloxacin) is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic that is usually prescribed as a medication to treat less serious bacterial infections, such as sinus or ear infections as well as other problems that can be treated effectively with a less potent antibiotic.
However, Levaquin use has led to many patients experiencing Peripheral Neuropathy. Peripheral Neuropathy occurs when the nerves that carry information from the brain to the central nervous system have become damaged. This can cause a variety of different problems and many people have become disabled as a result.
Symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy include:
- Shooting pain
- Burning or tingling sensations
- Lack of coordination and muscle weakness
- Digestive issues
- Changes in Blood pressure
- Vision Problems
- Sweating or Intolerance to heat
Levaquin use can result in permanent nerve damage and rob a victim of the ability to work.
In 2013, the Food & Drug Administration required drug makers to list Peripheral Neuropathy as a side effect of fluoroquinolones. But, this came 12 years after the connection had already been made.
Lawyers are currently investigating lawsuits against the pharmaceutical company that manufactures and sells Levaquin citing Peripheral Neuropathy and a number of other dangerous side effects, including:
- Permanent Nerve Damage
- Aortic Aneurysm
- Aortic Dissection
These lawsuits claim that the pharmaceutical manufacturer knew or should have known about the potentially dangerous side effects of Levaquin but failed to warn consumers.
Several lawsuits are currently pending that seek compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of income and earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
If you or someone you love has been injured by Levaquin, contact an experienced drug litigation attorney to find out if you are eligible for a Levaquin settlement. You may be entitled to substantial compensation
An experienced drug litigation attorney will help you fight for the compensation and justice you deserve. However, time is limited to file a claim. So, contact an attorney today.
Most drug litigation attorneys handle cases like this on a contingency fee basis meaning that there will be no fees or cost to you unless they win an award on your behalf.