Fluoroquinolones Settlements and Verdicts
The Food and Drug Administration has ordered the manufacturers of fluoroquinolones antibiotics to place a black box warning label on their products after evidence showed that fluoroquinolones antibiotics were linked to tendonitis and tendon rupture. As a result of the dangerous side effects associated with Levaquin, Cipro, and other fluoroquinolones, several lawsuits have been filed against the manufacturers of fluoroquinolone products.
Fluoroquinolones Slated to Begin Soon
To date there have been no fluoroquinolones settlements or verdicts. This is because of the fairly recent nature of the risks associated with taking fluoroquinolones antibiotics. In fact, the first trial for a fluoroquinolones lawsuit is not scheduled to begin until early 2010.
Nature of Fluoroquinolones Lawsuits
The fluoroquinolones and Levaquin lawsuits allege that manufacturers of fluoroquinolones antibiotics minimized the information on the risks associated with their drug. What's more, the lawsuits allege that the manufacturers of fluoroquinolones antibiotics were well aware of the risks and failed to provide consumers and medical professionals with an adequate warning. In fact, many of the fluoroquinolones lawsuits allege that the manufacturers of these drugs actually attempted to conceal the risk by hiding and or manipulating data on the drug.
Fluoroquinolones antibiotics are marketed under several brand names including Cipro, Levaquin, Avelox, Floxin, Noroxin, Proquin, Factive, and Oxfloxacin. These drugs are manufactured by major companies such as Johnson &Johnson, Bayer, and Ortho McNeil. They are prescribed for a variety of bacterial infections including respiratory infections, urinary tract infections, ear infections, bronchitis, pneumonia, sinusitis, STDs, and skin infections.
Fluoroquinolones Lawsuits in Multiple States
The fluoroquinolones lawsuits have been filed in multiple states by hundreds of different patients and law firms. If plaintiffs obtain favorable fluoroquinolones settlements or verdicts, they will be awarded financial compensation for medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering. Many of the fluoroquinolones lawsuits have been consolidated into class action lawsuits against the manufacturers of fluoroquinolones antibiotics. In some cases the plaintiffs are suing multiple sources including, pharmacies that sold the drug, as well as the manufacturer.
Consult a Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been harmed by the use of fluoroquinolones, you should contact a fluoroquinolones attorney to find out whether you are eligible for compensation for your injuries or hardship.