If you have suffered a ruptured tendon in your shoulder, hand, or Achilles
tendon after taking Levaquin, you may have a legal case for money damages.
While financial compensation will not restore your losses, it can help take
care of your medical bills and other expenses while helping you to rebuild
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Tendons are the cords of tissue that connect muscles and bones. Injuries to
tendons can be debilitating and often require surgery and rehabilitation.
The use of Levaquin has been associated with an increased risk of tendon
ruptures, tendon damage, and tendonitis, which has left many users permanently
disabled after taking the drug. Levaquin, manufactured by Johnson &
Johnson’s Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., was approved by the
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1996 to treat sinus, skin, and urinary
tract infections. Levaquin is an antibiotic that is part of a group of drugs
known as fluoroquinolones. It is prescribed to prevent infection by stopping
the reproduction of bacteria.
All fluoroquinolone antibiotics are associated with increased risk of tendonitis
and tendon rupture, but the risk appears to be greater with Levaquin. According
to reports received by the FDA, Levaquin tendon ruptures accounted for 61 percent
of all ruptures associated with fluoroquinolones between November 1997 and
December 2005. After several petitions to the FDA to place "Black Box" warning
labels on fluoroquinolones (the strongest labeling the FDA can order against a
drug), the FDA directed Johnson & Johnson to add such a warning in 2008. By
the time the warning labels for Levaquin were enhanced, the drug had been
prescribed to countless people and many had suffered the painful side effect
of tendon rupture.
When companies act negligently and allow a dangerous drug into the marketplace,
it is you, the consumer, who is hurt while the company rakes in profits. Negligent
drug companies must be held liable for the lives they destroy. If you or a loved
one has suffered tendon problems due to Levaquin, consider filing a Levaquin lawsuit. Contact me immediately for all the information. You need to put a
fighter on your side!
I am Ken Nunn, The Indiana Injury Lawyer. That's all I do.
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