Dallas, TX (PRWEB) February 20, 2014
Baron and Budd, a national plaintiffs’ law firm, announced today that it is accepting lawsuits against the manufacturers of Levaquin, an antibiotic designed to treat bacterial illnesses and infections. The medication has been allegedly linked to a serious condition known as peripheral neuropathy, which can result in several types of sensory problems such as pain, diminished reflexes and numbness. (In re:Levaquin Products Liability Litigation, MDL 01943, District of Minnesota)
The drug is a fluoroquinolone, a class of antibiotic medication. While the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) previously listed peripheral neuropathy as a potential side effect of fluoroquinolones, it issued a warning in August, 2013, stating that existing manufacturers’ warnings were not sufficient ("FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA Requires Label Changes to Warn of Risk for Possibly Permanent Nerve Damage from Antibacterial Fluoroquinolone Drugs Taken by Mouth or by Injection, August 22, 2013, http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm365050.htm).
According to the FDA warning statement, fluoroquinolones such as Levaquin can quickly cause nerve damage if taken intravenously or orally. The drug is typically prescribed for bacterial infections such as pneumonia and bronchitis, as well as life-threatening infections such as meningitis. It is sometimes prescribed in women to treat urinary tract infections. It is still prescribed to this day for relatively routine infections despite the evidence linking the drug to not only peripheral neuropathy, but other serious health problems as well.
If you or someone close to you has suffered peripheral neuropathy or other serious health problems after taking Levaquin, the national law firm of Baron and Budd may be able to help. Email us here or call 866-844-4556 if you would like to get in touch with one of our Levaquin lawyers. To learn more about how we may be of assistance, go to http://baronandbudd.com/areas-of-practice/pharmaceuticals/levaquin-lawsuit/.
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