Cipro & Levaquin Lawsuits – 2018 Update
Fluroquinolone antibiotics have saved lives for decades, and they have their place in the practice of medicine. That being said, these medications have been known to cause alarming side-effects and permanent health complications, some of which were known to the makers of these drugs. Over the last two decades, hundreds of thousands of individuals who took Cipro, Levaquin, and Avelox have come forward, alleging that they have suffered catastrophic and irreversible damage to organs such as the heart, eyes, and nerves.
Are you looking for an antibiotics injury lawyer? If you suffered adverse health complications after taking Avelox, Cipro or Levaquin, you may be able to join multidistrict litigation in order to recover compensation. Please contact us at 1 (773) 825-3547 for more information on the MDL process as well as whether you have a claim and its potential payout value.
Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics and Aortic Valve Damage
Antibiotics typically treat bacterial infections such as urinary tract infections, respiratory infections and as preventatives after a dental procedure. Fluoroquinolone-based antibiotics however, have been shown to cause injuries to the aorta, a vessel found in the heart, as well as the retina, found in the eye. The aorta, the largest artery in the body, carries oxygen-rich blood from the heart, and to other organs of the body. An aneurysm targeting the aorta will cause the vessel to burst open, spilling its contents into body cavities. If left untreated, it can lead to death in just a few hours. These injuries are typically seen in the abdominal or chest region since these areas are inundated with this vessel.
Here’s a list of Fluoroquinolones that may make you eligible for compensation:
- Cipro XR
- Proquin XR
Companies Named in Cipro & Levaquin Lawsuits
The drug manufacturers named in Cipro and Levaquin lawsuits include Johnson & Johnson, Merck, and Bayer due to their role in failing to warn consumers about the risk of aortic damage and collapse attributed to Fluoroquinolone antibiotics. In addition, distributors and manufacturers have also been named in litigation, with some of these being Janssen Research & Development LLC, McKesson Corporation and Schering Corporation.
Cipro Class Action – Changing Legal Landscape
While there is no Fluoroquinolone Class Action, cases are being consolidated into what’s called multidistrict litigation where numerous individuals have similar lawsuits against the same corporations. These types of lawsuits are more efficient and personalized to the needs and concerns of every injured individual.
Cipro Lawsuit Settlements – Update
When it comes to Cipro lawsuit settlements, there are no publicized verdicts. That being said, individuals who took this and other similar antibiotics and then went on to suffer from tendon ruptures, and neuropathy have settled with the respective companies, with one of these settlements resulting in a $700,000 verdict.
There are a little over 700 cases pending in court alleging that Fluoroquinolone causes peripheral neuropathy. Bellwether trials are set to kick off later this year or next year to set the tone when it comes to how these cases will be handled going forward.
Cipro & Levaquin Class Action Lawsuit Attorneys
If you were injured by Cipro, Levaquin or other similar antibiotics, we can help. Call us NOW at 1 (773) 825-3547 for more information on your legal options for compensation. The call is free, and we take on cases nationwide. We look forward to hearing from you.