In the first trial in the Multi District Litigation regarding Levaquin a jury awarded 82 year old John Schedin $1.8 million. The amount includes both compensatory and punitive damages.
Mr. Schedin testified that his quality of life has diminished greatly since he took Levaquin and his achilles sendons ruptured. He described that he has to crawl on his hands and knees up the stairs every night because he can no longer walk up them.
Johnson & Johnson's Levaquin received a black box warning in 2008 that warns patients and doctors about the dangers of tendon ruptures when taking their antibiotic. The elderly and people taking corticosteroids are particularly susceptible.
Our firm has cases involving plaintiffs from all over the country who have taken Levaquin and suffered from tendon related injuries. Contact the lawyers at Rheingold, Giuffra, Ruffo & Plotkin LLP to speak with an experienced drug liability litigator who has handled and settled thousands of mass torts involving dangerous products.