If you or a loved one suffered an aortic aneurysm or dissection during or after short-term or long-term use of fluoroquinolone antibiotic, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit against drug manufacturers who failed to warn of this serious risk adequately. Berger and Green can take legal action in your case, holding the drug company liable and pursuing compensation for the damages your family suffered.
Our fluoroquinolone antibiotics lawsuit lawyers can go to work today to protect your rights and build a solid case to support a lawsuit or joining multidistrict litigation. Call 412-661-1400 for a no-cost case review today.
Understanding the Link Between Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics and Aortic Aneurysm
Fluoroquinolone is the generic name of the most commonly prescribed family of antibiotics in the world. You or a loved one has likely taken these drugs, which have been on the market for more than three decades. Members of the fluoroquinolone family are identifiable because they often end in the suffix “-floxacin.” Some popular brand names of these drugs include:
In December 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an updated safety warning reiterating the risk of aortic aneurysm and aortic dissection. The regulatory agency stated that doctors should not prescribe fluoroquinolones to patients at increased risk unless there are no other remaining treatment options to cure their infection. At least one study confirmed the link between fluoroquinolone antibiotics and the risk of aortic dissection.
The drugs will now carry a warning about the increased risk of these serious complications, as mandated by the FDA.
Aortic aneurysm and aortic dissection can be deadly. While it is not yet clear how many people suffered these serious complications after short-term or long-term use of a fluoroquinolone, some may have lost their lives because of it.
Berger and Green Can Help You Take Legal Action Against the Drug Manufacturer
Pharmaceutical companies and distributors have a duty to provide products that are both safe and effective. If there is a risk of complications, they must include this risk in their warnings. When they do not issue a necessary warning, and you suffer serious injuries. As a result, we can try to hold them liable for their defective product.
Call Berger and Green today at 412-661-1400 to talk about your case with a member of our mass tort team for free. We may be able to help you pursue compensation if you:
- Suffered an aortic aneurysm or dissection after taking a fluoroquinolone antibiotic
- You suffered other heart-related complications while taking these drugs
- You lost a member of your family from an aortic aneurysm after they took fluoroquinolones
A fluoroquinolone antibiotics lawsuit lawyer can investigate your case and collect documentation of your complications, hospital stays, necessary treatment, and other evidence. We will request your medical records and take a close look at your expenses and losses related to your aortic aneurysm to calculate the value of the economic damages you suffered.
Recoverable Damages in a Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics Lawsuit
The recoverable damages in a lawsuit against a pharmaceutical company in this type of case can vary widely. They may include a wide range of expenses and losses, as well as noneconomic damages and even punitive damages. We cannot predict how much your case might be worth until much later in the process, but some of the most common damages we pursue for our clients include:
- Medical care and related expenses
- Emergency surgery if necessary
- Lost wages and benefits
- Diminished earning capacity
- Pain management
- Out-of-pocket costs
- Other losses related to your complications
- Pain and suffering
Wrongful Death Damages
Because the risk of death is so high with aortic aneurysm and aortic dissection, it is likely some of those who would qualify to hold the drug manufacturer liable passed away. If your loved one suffered an aortic aneurysm while or after taking a fluoroquinolone antibiotic, we can review the facts of your case and explain your eligibility.
If we can link their aortic dissection with these antibiotics, we can file a wrongful death lawsuit for your family. We offer compassionate support and free case evaluations. Reach out to us today to learn more.
Act Quickly to Hold the Drug Manufacturer Liable
While several fluoroquinolone medications already faced scrutiny in multidistrict litigation (MDL) related to peripheral neuropathy and other complications, as of March 2019, there is no MDL pending related to aortic complications. However, it is still very early in the process, and another MDL is possible in the future.
There is no reason you need to wait for an MDL before you file your claim. It pays to act quickly. Each state has a statute of limitations that put a strict deadline on how long we have to pursue compensation. We must take legal action in your case before the time runs out. We can evaluate your case and explain the applicable deadlines.
Call us as soon as possible to discuss your options for pursuing compensation.
Talk to a Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics Lawsuit Lawyer
If you took a fluoroquinolone antibiotic and suffered an aortic aneurysm or aortic dissection, you may be eligible to try to hold the drug manufacturer or distributor liable in civil court. When you reach out to the Berger and Green team, we can go to work on your case quickly.
A fluoroquinolone antibiotics lawsuit lawyer will protect your right to pursue compensation, collect evidence and build a strong argument for a payout, and go after the compensation you deserve for the damages you suffered. We will navigate the legal process on your behalf and fight for your best interests.
Call the Berger and Green team today at 412-661-1400 for a no-cost case review.