Z-Pak Antibiotic Allegedly Linked to Liver Failure and Other Serious Complications, Notes Hissey Kientz, LLP

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The law firm of Hissey Kientz, LLP is currently offering free lawsuit consultations to individuals who used the antibiotic Zithromax (Z-Pak) and allegedly experienced liver failure, Stevens Johnson Syndrome or other severe side effects.

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The law firm of Hissey Kientz, LLP is announcing the launch of a new division of their legal resource website dedicated to information regarding the popular antibiotic Zithromax, commonly known as Z-Pak. The new division will include updated information on Z-Pak lawsuits and alleged complications including liver damage, jaundice, liver failure and Stevens Johnson Syndrome.

In January 2011, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updated the reactions sections of Zithromax labeling to include liver failure, after the antibiotic was allegedly linked to serious side effects including elevated liver enzymes, jaundice and liver damage.*

A May 15, 2010 study published in the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy also determined that Zithromax can potentially increase a patient’s risk for liver damage. Some participants in the study reported experiencing nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, elevated liver enzyme values, and jaundice after taking high doses of Zithromax for bronchitis.**

According to a 2006 report published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information, Z-Pak users may face an increased risk of developing Stevens Johnson Syndrome, a severe rash which can lead to permanent injuries including blindness, lung damage and damage to the esophagus and mucous membranes. In the study, a 62-year-old patient given Zithromax for several days began developing symptoms of Stevens Johnson Syndrome, but recovered after switching from Zithromax to another antibiotic.***

If you or a loved one took Zithromax (Z-Pak) and experienced liver damage or Stevens Johnson Syndrome, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit. For a free legal consultation, contact the lawyers at Hissey Kientz, LLP by calling toll-free at 1-866-275-4454, or by email at info(at)hkllp(dot)com.

** http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20479103
*** http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16603101

About Hissey Kientz, LLP
Hissey Kientz, LLP represents individuals experiencing possible complications from Zithromax antibiotic use, as well as victims of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases, Zoloft use during pregnancy, Mirena IUDs, Stryker and BioMet hip replacements, transvaginal mesh implants, GranuFlo dialysis concentrate and other defective drugs and medical devices.

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