Dangerous Drug: Levaquin Injuries
Texas Levaquin Lawsuit Lawyer
A type of antibiotic in a group of medicines called fluoroquinolone, Levaquin is a prescription drug that has recently come under fire for some of the painful side effects accompanying its use. The medication comes in tablet, oral solution and intravenous forms and is used to treat bacterial infections in adults 18 years and older. Acute sinus infections, chronic bronchitis, pneumonia infections, skin infections and urinary tract infections are just some of the ailments that doctors prescribe Levaquin for.
Levaquin is one of the most prescribed, best selling antibiotics in the United States, pulling in almost $1.5 billion in 2010. In addition to the marketed name, Levaquin, the drug is also now available in generic forms.
Levaquin: Dangerous Side Effects
Despite the increasing popularity of the antibiotic drug, Levaquin is associated with ruptured tendons, a side effect that officials have been aware since the introduction of the medication in 1996. Drug maker, Johnson & Johnson, downplayed such reported side effects for years, although the packaging has gained more significant warnings as required by the Food and Drug Administration
Hundreds of Levaquin users have reported tendon damage and ruptures of the Achilles tendon. Despite warnings issued by the FDA and new labeling requirements, Levaquin has affected hundreds of users who relied on Levaquin for a variety of reasons, sickness and health bacterial health problems.
Levaquin Injury Attorney in Waco, Killeen & Temple
The defective drug attorneys at The Carlson Law Firm want to help consumers and previous users of the drug, Levaquin, who are suffering from serious injuries, including ruptured tendons, tendon damage, Steven Johnson syndrome and surgeries accompanying associated tendon problems. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured as a result of Levaquin, defectively manufactured by Johnson & Johnson or Ortho-McNeil, call our defective drug attorneys in Temple, Waco, or Killeen, and contact us online to schedule a free consultation today. We care. We can help.