Our Philadelphia Levaquin injury Lawyers represent people who sustained personal injuries from the harmful side effects of Levaquin. Levaquin is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic made by Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical company. Levaquin and other fluoroquinolone antibiotics have caused serious injuries and sometimes death after relatively short periods of use.

Levaquin Injuries

Jama Internal Medicine (November 2015) reported a study finding that patients who use Levaquin and similar antibiotics for only 60 days have a 100% increased risk of:

  • aortic aneurisms, and
  • abdominal dissections

On May 12, 2016, the FDA issued a statement advising physicians to prescribe fluoroquinolones (including Levaquin) only for infections they cannot treat with safer medications. An FDA review of fluoroquinolones found that Levaquin and other drugs in this antibiotic class can cause permanent damage to patients’:

  • tendons
  • nerves
  • muscles
  • joints, and
  • central nervous systems

For this reason, the FDA stated that Levaquin and similar drugs should no longer be used to treat:

  • uncomplicated urinary tract infections
  • bronchitis, or
  • sinusitis

The FDA also required makers of Levaquin and other fluoroquinolones to update their medication guides and drug labels to include these new safety warnings.

In some cases, side effects from Levaquin can also lead to:

  • stroke
  • heart attack
  • paralysis, and / or
  • death

Levaquin Lawsuits

Lawsuits brought by Philadelphia Levaquin Injury Lawyers against Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Johnson & Johnson allege that the companies:

  • knew of the increased risk of serious injury and death from Levaquin, and
  • failed to adequately warn physicians and consumers of these risks

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