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HAVE YOU BEEN INJURED BY LEVAQUIN? TURN TO OUR NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED DRUG INJURY ATTORNEYS.

The Levaquin lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm are now accepting cases from patients who have suffered a tendon tear, tendinitis, peripheral neuropathy, aortic aneurysm, or Steven Johnson Syndrome (SJS).

Thousands of lawsuits have been filed by seriously injured Levaquin users across the nation due to the negligence of the company to warn patients of the potential side effects. If you have taken Levaquin and believe it harmed you, call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today at (800) 774-7120. Our experienced, compassionate, and effective legal guidance has changed the lives of thousands of families all over the U.S.

WHAT IS LEVAQUIN?

Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals’ Levaquin (levofloxacin) is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic typically prescribed to patients to treat bacterial infections.

The powerful antibiotic received FDA approval in 1996, and while its harmful effects had been noted since at least 2004, the drug didn’t receive a Black Box warning until 2008. A Black Box warning is the last step the FDA takes before banning a product, which is what the agency has done with many other fluoroquinolone drugs.

LEVAQUIN AND TENDINITIS

Most reports of tendon tears from Levaquin identify the Achilles tendon as the rupture site. However, Levaquin can cause tears in the shoulder, biceps, hands, or the thumb. It is important to seek medical attention if you begin to experience any of the following symptoms in those sites:

  • Sudden, sharp pain
  • Unexplained bruising or swelling
  • Inability to bear weight
  • A snap or popping feeling
  • Inability to use the affected body part

LEVAQUIN AND PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY

Peripheral neuropathy is serious damage to the nerves that send information to and from the brain, spinal cord, and the rest of the body. Symptoms of this disorder include, but are not limited to:

  • Numbness in the arms, hands, legs, or feet
  • Burning sensation in the extremities
  • Digestive problems
  • Muscle weakness or paralysis

Symptoms typically begin soon after taking the antibiotic and can create irreversible nerve damage.

LEVAQUIN AND AORTIC ANEURYSMS

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reveals a connection between fluoroquinolones, like Levaquin, and an increased risk of damage to the lining of the aorta. Levaquin breaks down the collagen in the walls of the aorta, putting patients at risk for aortic aneurysms.

This is a serious medical issue that requires a doctor’s supervision. Contact your doctor if you experience abdominal or lower back pain, cold feet or toes, a fever, weight loss, or a drop in blood pressure.

LEVAQUIN AND STEVEN JOHNSON SYNDROME (SJS)

Steven Johnson Syndrome (SJS) is a rare, and sometimes deadly, skin disorder. Its beginning stages look a lot like the flu, with body aches, headaches, and coughs being the worst symptoms. Later, painful blisters form on the skin and can eventually peel off and expose the body to infection. Similar effects can happen on lung tissue, potentially causing pneumonia or other respiratory infections.

Extreme cases of SJS, like when blisters cover a much greater amount of skin, are known as Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis, or TEN, and can result in death.

DO I HAVE A LEVAQUIN CASE?

Call the harmful drug attorneys of Pintas & Mullins today at (800) 794-0444. Tell us your Levaquin story so we can determine your legal options. All of our consultations are free and confidential.

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