Fluoroquinolones, a class of pharmaceutical products marketed as Cipro, Avelox, and Levaquin, is a popular antibiotic at the center of controversy stemming from reports of peripheral neuropathy among users.
If you have been diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy and have used any of the above-mentioned medications, you could be entitled to a substantial settlement. The product liability experts at the Roberts Law Firm are ready to review your case and offer you the best advice on how you should proceed.
Peripheral neuropathy is a very painful and possibly permanent condition. It is a form of nerve damage that has been linked to Fluoroquinolones. Current lawsuits allege that the companies that manufacture these drugs have been aware of the possible side effects for years but withheld clinical findings from both the medical community and from consumers.
You may qualify for financial compensation if you took Fluoroquinolones in the form of Cipro, Avelox, or Levaquin and have since experienced any of the following:
- Diagnosis of peripheral neuropathy
- Impaired sensation or normal movement of muscles or joints
- Numbness, weakness, touch sensitivity, tingling, or persistent pain
The legal professionals at the Roberts Law Firm are committed to fighting for the rights of the people of East Texas. We will happily discuss your case with you and review the facts free of charge. If you have been the victim of an injury resulting from using Fluoroquinolones or any other related drug containing Fluoroquinolones, we will work tirelessly to get you every penny you deserve. We never charge a fee unless and until we obtain a judgment or settlement on your behalf.
Legal Issues Surrounding Fluoroquinolones
Fluoroquinolone-based antibiotics were first released in 1987 by the Bayer corporation under the brand name Cipro. Millions of Americans are prescribed these medications every year. In fact, Cipro is consistently one of the best-selling antibiotics on the market. Generic versions are also widely available to the public via prescription.
Current legal cases postulate that drug warnings regarding this class of antibiotics are both misleading and inadequate and have been so for years. They suggest that incidences of nerve damage are “rare” and maintain that the product is safe. However, they have failed to disclose the real risk of being left with long-term side effects that can have a lifelong impact on the user.
Nerve Problems Associated with Fluoroquinolones
Symptoms associated with Fluoroquinolones may include:
- Numbness in the extremities
- Sensations of burning
- Sharp, jabbing pains that feel like electric shocks
- Extreme touch sensitivity
- Changes in appearance of skin, nails, or hair
- Loss of motor function or coordination
- Weakness in muscles
- Intolerance to heat
- Bladder and bowel difficulties
- Dizziness and lightheadedness
Issues often develop first as discomfort or pain in the hands and feet, slowly moving up into the limbs and becoming more severe. Permanent injury is a possible effect.
The lawyers at Roberts Law Firm want to help you gain compensation for issues stemming from the use of Fluoroquinolones, particularly Cipro, Avelox, and Levaquin. Call us at 800-248-6000 right now. Calls are answered 24 hours per day.