(PRWEB) April 30, 2014
McSweeney / Langevin, a national law firm is actively assisting people who have been prescribed a class of drugs known as Floroquiniloines and developed Peripheral Neuropathy, a form of serious and potentially permanent nerve damage.
"Everyday, more and more people are developing Periphereal Neuropathy as a result of their use of antibiotic drugs." said Rhett A. McSweeney, founding partner of McSweney/Langevin.
The FDA identifies Fluoroquinolones as numerous brand-name and well-known antibiotic drugs.
In September, 2013, the FDA strengthened its warning to indicate the brand-name and well-known antibiotics may cause sudden, serious, and potentially permanent nerve damage called peripheral neuropathy.
The National Institute of Neurological and Stroke's web site describes Peripheral neuropathy as, "damage to the peripheral nervous system, the vast communications network that transmits information from the brain and spinal cord (the central nervous system) to every other part of the body".
The FDA issued a Drug Safety Communication indicating patients receiving fluoroquinolone developed peripheral neuropathy. The warning specifically states the brand-name and well-known antibiotic treatments should be discontinued if symptoms of nerve damage appear.
Specifically; the FDA warning states: "Symptoms include pain, burning, tingling, numbness, weakness, or a change in sensation to light touch, pain or temperature, or the sense of body position. It can occur at any time during treatment with fluoroquinolones and can last for months to years after the drug is stopped or be permanent. Patients using fluoroquinolones who develop any symptoms of peripheral neuropathy should tell their health care professionals right away."
About the personal injury law firm of McSweeney / Langevin
With the sole purpose of helping the injured, the personal injury law firm McSweeney / Langevin ensures women are adequately compensated for wage loss, medical expenses and pain and suffering. While most firms have you speak with an “investigator” or “case manager,” McSweeney / Langevin connects people with one if its attorneys who will be handling your case. The firm handles personal injury cases related to dangerous/defective pharmaceutical drugs, dangerous/defective medical devices, and serious/catastrophic injury claims. For more information, visit http://www.westrikeback.com or call 1-800-888-4425