Levaquin is an antibiotic medication, which is part of a group of drugs that have been on the market for 20 years, known as fluoroquinolones. It is one of the most widely used antibiotics and is used by millions of Americans each year. Until recently, we didn’t know much about the drug, or its side effects. The lack of adequate research with respect to the side-effects of the drug has led millions of Americans to suffer from the debilitating side effects that Levaquin has been found to produce such as peripheral neuropathy, which can cause:
- Pain in the hands, feet, arms, or legs
- Sensitivity to motion, temperature, and light touches/contact
- Heaviness, Weakness, Burning, tiredness
- Tingling or Numbness
Nerve Damage and Levaquin
One of the worst, long term side-effects of Levaquin can include nerve damage which leads to peripheral neuropathy. Scientific evidence has established a link between fluoroquinolones and peripheral neuropathy, and the manufacturers of this drug have known or should have known of the link since 1992.
In 2001, a study was performed in the United States which examined the link between the use of fluoroquinolone antibiotics and peripheral neuropathy. The results showed that approximately 80% of the patients that used the drug were experiencing debilitating side-effects more than a year after their last use of the medication. This is an astounding number, and the manufacturers of this drug are currently being sued for millions.
If you or a loved one has taken the anti-biotic medication Levaquin and have suffered from debilitating side effects such as peripheral neuropathy, or painful nerve damage, then it is imperative that you call one of our experienced Levaquin Lawsuit Attorneys today for your consultation and case evaluation today.
In 2004, warning labels were added to the containers of medication, but it has been found that those warnings were completely inadequate because they failed to disclose that taking Levaquin may lead to permanent nerve damage. Additionally, the warning labels add that nerve damage and peripheral neuropathy were “rare.” However, recent studies have revealed that 80% of people that use this medication will suffer from severe side-effects up to one year after their last use of the medication.
Anther, and more severe side effect of Levaquin and antibiotics which contain fluoroquinolones is Retinal Detachment. This is one of the worst side effects that has been linked to taking these antibiotics. Although retinal detachment is a labeled as a rare side effect, it can be completely debilitating and we are seeing more and more of these Levaquin Lawsuits being filed every day.
If you or a loved one has suffered from any of the above-listed symptoms, then it is absolutely vital that you contact one of our highly experienced Levaquin Lawsuit attorneys today for your case evaluation. Our attorneys in your area understand the emotional and financial difficulties and stress that go hand in hand with nerve damage, peripheral neuropathy, and other terrible side effects associated with the use of this medication. Our Levaquin Lawsuit attorneys will fight for you and make sure that you receive the much needed compensation that you deserve for the injuries you and your family have sustained as a result of taking this deadly product.