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Illinois Levaquin Lawsuit Attorneys
Chicago Levaquin Litigation Lawyers
Levaquin, an antibiotic, has been known to cause tendon damage, among other health problems, and is currently the subject of several lawsuits throughout the country. The Chicago class action drug litigation attorneys at Ankin Law Offices have significant experience representing clients in product liability lawsuits, including class action cases and unsafe pharmaceutical litigation. If you or someone you love has suffering tendon damage or other health problems as a result of taking Levaquin, our skilled Illinois unsafe pharmaceutical attorneys can help you with any product liability lawsuit you may have.
What Is Levaquin?
Levaquin is an antibiotic used to treat infections such as pneumonia and chronic bronchitis, as well as sinus, urinary tract, kidney, prostate and skin infections.
What Are the Reported Problems With Levaquin?
Levaquin has been known to cause health complications including tendon damage, Achilles tendon rupture, inflammation, Achilles tendonitis, and injury to the rotator cuff, biceps, hand and thumb that may require extensive surgery and could leave the patient incapacitated and facing large medical bills.
What Is the Status of Levaquin?
In 2008, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration required Johnson & Johnson and manufacturers of generic forms of the drug to print warnings about the drug’s risk of tendon injuries. A federal court recently ordered Johnson & Johnson, the manufacturer of Levaquin to pay $1.8 million to patient claiming to be injured by Levaquin.
There are currently about 2,600 lawsuits pending that generally allege that Johnson & Johnson failed to provide adequate warnings about the drug’s potential risk of tendon damage. Many of the lawsuits have been consolidated by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation before Minnesota judge, through a federal court process that merges complex cases with similar underlying factual issues for the purpose of discovery.
If you or a loved one has been injured by Levaquin, contact the experienced Chicago Levaquin lawsuits attorneys at Ankin Law Offices to schedule a free consultation to discuss a possible Levaquin lawsuit.
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