If you suffered from aortic dissection or aortic aneurysm while or after taking Avelox, a fluoroquinolone antibiotic, Berger and Green may be able to take legal action against drug company Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals on your behalf. You may be eligible to join others who suffered the same complication who are pursuing compensation from Bayer.
An Avelox fluoroquinolone antibiotics lawsuit lawyer can evaluate your case, protect your rights, and file a lawsuit to go after the payout you deserve. Call the Berger and Green team today at 412-661-1400 for a complimentary review of your case.
The FDA Warns of a Link Between Fluoroquinolones and Aortic Dissection
At least one peer-reviewed study published in The BMJ shows an increased risk of aortic dissection or aortic aneurysm in patients who took fluoroquinolone antibiotics. This complication can lead to dangerous bleeding that requires emergency surgery and can be fatal.
Avelox and other antibiotics in the fluoroquinolone family can increase the risk of aortic aneurysm and dissection, but manufacturers never issued a warning until the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) forced them to in December 2018. The FDA updated their safety warning about fluoroquinolones, warning doctors and patients not to use these antibiotics for those at an increased risk unless there are no alternative treatment options.
Millions of People in the U.S. Take Fluoroquinolones Each Year
Fluoroquinolones are the most commonly prescribed antibiotics worldwide. While Avelox is relatively new, this family of broad-spectrum antibiotics has been available for more than 30 years. They are commonly used for respiratory and urinary tract infections. Avelox usually is prescribed specifically for the treatment of bacterial infections of the skin, respiratory system, and gut.
Berger and Green Can Help You Take Legal Action Against the Avelox Manufacturer
Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, like other drug companies, must design, manufacture, and sell safe medications. When they market dangerous, defective, or improperly labeled drugs — including those lacking important warnings — they may be liable for any harm done to the public. This means we can try to hold them liable for the damages you suffered related to your aortic dissection.
Reach out to our team today by calling 412-661-1400. Not only do we offer free consultations, but we also:
- Explain your rights
- Help you understand your legal options and what to expect
- Investigate your case
- Collect documentation of your damages
As of March 2019, there is not multidistrict litigation (MDL) pending against Avelox and Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals related to this particular possible complication, but this may occur in the future. If it does, we may be able to get your lawsuit included in the MDL. If not, we can join in a multi-plaintiff case or pursue your lawsuit on its own.
You May Be Eligible to Recover a Wide Range of Damages in an Avelox Lawsuit
The expenses and losses you suffered because you endured an aortic dissection or aortic aneurysm are likely extensive. We will investigate your case, reviewing your relevant medical records and collecting documentation of your damages. There is no way to know how much this type of case might be worth until we build a strong case and pursue compensation on your behalf.
If the cases against Avelox and Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals combine into MDL, the bellwether trials associated with this MDL will give us a better idea of how much a similar case might pay out.
Some types of damages that may be recoverable in these cases include:
- Medical care and related expenses
- Lost wages and benefits
- Diminished earning capacity
- Prescription medications including pain management
- Out-of-pocket costs
- Other losses related to your complications
- Pain and suffering damages
We may be able to file a wrongful death action on your family’s behalf if your loved one took Avelox and then passed away because of aortic dissection or aortic aneurysm. Let us review your case and recover evidence to build a strong argument for compensation.
Take Action Today Before Time Runs Out
When it comes to taking legal action against Avelox and Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, you only have a limited time. Each state has a statute of limitations
For pursuing this type of claim. A statute of limitations is a law that puts a strict deadline on how long you have to file a lawsuit.
If we miss this deadline, the court will likely stop us from attempting to recover damages for your expenses and losses. You may lose the right to take any legal action in the case. For this reason, it is important to call us as soon as possible if you believe there is a link between your aortic dissection and Avelox.
Let us evaluate your case at no cost to you. An Avelox fluoroquinolone antibiotics lawsuit lawyer can help you understand the deadlines that apply to your claim and go to work on your case quickly.
Talk to an Avelox Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics Lawsuit Lawyer
Reach out to Berger and Green today for a free review of your case. An Avelox fluoroquinolone antibiotics lawsuit lawyer can help you understand if there is a link between Avelox use and your aortic aneurysm and aortic dissection. We will protect your right to take legal action, collect all necessary evidence, and pursue compensation on your behalf.
If you underwent emergency surgery or endured other treatment for an aortic rupture after taking the fluaoroquinolone antibiotic Avelox, we may be able to hold drug company Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals liable. We offer complimentary consultations and will go to work on your case at no out-of-pocket cost to you.
Call the Berger and Green team today at 412-661-1400.