Fluoroquinolones Lawsuit Information
More than 26 million Americans receive prescriptions for Levaquin, Cipro, Avelox, and similar antibiotic medications every year, and patients who took these drugs and subsequently suffered Aortic Aneurysm, Aortic Dissection, Other Heart Injuries, permanent nerve damage, or another devastating side effect are now pursuing legal claims against the drug manufacturing companies. According to documents presented in court, many of the drug makers knew as early as 1996 that fluoroquinolone antibiotics increased the risk of irreversible peripheral neuropathy side effects, but chose to conceal this risk from the public.
Now, a number of state and federal lawsuits related to fluoroquinolone Aortic Aneurysm, Aortic Dissection, and nerve damage complications are pending in courts across the country, and at one time, more than 2,000 Levaquin complaints were consolidated before U.S. District Judge John R. Tunheim in a multidistrict litigation (MDL) in Minnesota. Many of the cases were settled by Johnson & Johnson for undisclosed amounts, but as of March 2015, 100 Levaquin lawsuits were still pending in the federal MDL.