Nerve damage due to use of Avalox, Levaquin and other fluoroquinolones

By Rheingold Giuffra Ruffo & Plotkin LLP

Lawsuits are being filed for muscle weakness, pain, loss of feeling, and numbness injuries associated with fluoroquinolones. Our litigation team has sued for tendon injuries caused by Levaquin, and now doctors in leading medical journals are describing peripheral neuropathy injuries in users of these drugs, some so severe that there are permanent injuries.

The three most prescribed drugs involved with causing this damage are Avalox, Levaquin and Cipro. These drugs may also be prescribed under their generic names (moxifloxacin, levofloxacin, ciprofloxacin). These are popular drugs because of the wide range of infections they can treat with short-term use.

Only last year did the pharmaceutical companies list in their labels that serious side effects of peripheral neuropathy and concede that these may become permanent. And this was done only under pressure of the Food and Drug Administration. Our firm has had considerable experience in suits for persons injured by fluoroquinolones. This includes Levaquin cases for Achilles heel tendon damage. Contact our litigation partners Paul Rheingold and David Rheingold to discuss your claim if you have been injured.

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