Thousands of lawsuits filed against Johnson & Johnson over injuries alleged from its antibiotic Levaquin (generic: levofloxacin) may never see the inside of a courtroom, as the company has already settled many of the cases out of court.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one was injured by Levaquin side effects, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.
What’s the Problem?
April 11, 2017 – Most of the Levaquin lawsuits filed against J&J were entered on behalf of plaintiffs alleging side effects including debilitating nerve damage or peripheral neuropathy from the drug.
In 2004, warnings were added to the labeling of all fluoroquinolone antibiotics regarding an increased risk for peripheral neuropathy associated with use of the medications. Plaintiffs argue that the warnings were not properly worded and that the verbiage indicates only a small chance of developing the disease.
Nearly a decade after the first warning, FDA updated the wording to indicate that fluoroquinolone nerve damage could be permanent. The agency also required manufacturers of the drugs to remove all wording indicating the condition was only a rare side effect.
However, between 2004 and 2013, thousands of people had already taken Levaquin and been injured by its side effects.
In addition to Levaquin, other fluoroquinolone antibiotics linked to nerve damage and peripheral neuropathy include:
- Avelox (moxifloxacin)
- Cipro (ciprofloxacin)
- Cipro extended-release (ciprofloxacin extended-release)
- Factive (gemifloxacin)
- Ofloxacin (generic brand)
Do I Have a Levaquin Class Action Lawsuit?
The Class Action Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Levaquin lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new nerve damage and peripheral neuropathy cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you were harmed by Levaquin side effects, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.