If you took Baxdela and later suffered an aortic dissection or aortic aneurysm, you may be able to join others taking legal action against Melinta Therapeutics, the drug company who manufactures this fluoroquinolone antibiotic. At Berger and Green, we can help you understand your rights and take legal action on your behalf. Let us try to hold this pharmaceutical company liable for the pain you endured.
We can review your possible fluoroquinolone antibiotics case at no cost to you and pursue compensation by filing a lawsuit against manufacturer Melinta Therapeutics when possible. Call us today at 412-661-1400 to discuss your case with a Baxdela fluoroquinolone antibiotics lawsuit lawyer.
Baxdela and Other Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics May Pose Serious Health Risks
There is a long list of health hazards possibly linked fluoroquinolone antibiotics, and many of the companies who market these drugs have been in court before to defend the safety of their medications. A study in The BLJ confirms a link between this type of antibiotic and aortic dissection, aorta rupture, and aortic aneurysm. Many people may have suffered dangerous bleeding or even death after taking these drugs.
The evidence of a link is strong enough that in December 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) mandated a new safety warning about fluoroquinolone antibiotics. Because of the increased risk of aortic dissection, doctors should not prescribe these drugs to patients who have other risk factors for the condition unless they first exhaust all other treatment options.
What Is a Fluoroquinolone?
Fluoroquinolone antibiotics are a family of broad-spectrum antibiotics with some of the most recognizable names in the world. This family includes the drugs that end with the suffix “-floxacin.” They are prescribed more than any other type of antibiotic in the world, with millions of prescriptions written in the U.S. alone each year. They have been on the market for more than 30 years.
Baxdela is a name brand fluoroquinolone drugs manufactured and marketed by Melinta Therapeutics. Doctors prescribe it primarily for acute bacterial skin infections and skin structure infections.
Let Berger and Green Pursue Legal Action on Your Behalf
Melinta Therapeutics must make and market medications that are safe or that contain appropriate warnings about potentially serious complications related to their use. Missing warnings is one way a dangerous drug can be defective in the eyes of the court. And when a drug is defective, the pharmaceutical company that markets it may be liable for the complications it causes.
If you had to endure emergency surgery or other treatment after suffering an aortic aneurysm, we may be able to take legal action in your case. If you lost a loved one because of aortic dissection or aortic aneurysm after taking Baxdela, we may also be able to pursue compensation for you. Let us conduct a no-cost evaluation of your case today. Call us at 412-661-1400 .
A member of our team is standing by to:
- Explain your rights
- Help you understand your legal options and what to expect
- Answer your questions about your potential case
- Address any concerns you may have about moving forward with legal action
If we can link your aortic aneurysm with a recent Baxdela prescription, we can request a copy of your relevant medical records and collect other documentation to prove your economic losses related to your medical care, hospitalization, treatment, and more. Then, we can take legal action to try to recover these losses.
There is no current multidistrict litigation (MDL) pending against Baxdela and Melinta Therapeutics as of March 2019 relating to the increased risk of aortic dissection or aortic aneurysm. It is still very early in this process, and this type of mass tort may form in the coming months. You may be able to join any MDL or another multi-plaintiff case against Melinta, or we can pursue your lawsuit individually.
Recoverable Damages in a Baxdela Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics Case
It is impossible to know what an average payout might look like in a fluoroquinolone antibiotics case following an aortic dissection. Currently, every case is proceeding as an individual lawsuit in a local jurisdiction. This means we need to build a strong case to show your wide range of expenses and losses related to your aortic aneurysm or aortic dissection.
Some of the most common types of damages we may pursue in this type of case include:
- Medical care and related expenses
- Lost wages and benefits
- Diminished earning capacity
- Pain management and other medications
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Other losses related to your complications
- Pain and suffering
If your loved one took Baxdela and later passed away from an aortic aneurysm or aortic dissection, or an unidentified internal bleed, we may be able to pursue wrongful death damages on your behalf. A Baxdela fluoroquinolone antibiotics lawsuit lawyer will investigate their case to link their death to the fluoroquinolone antibiotic and file a wrongful death action on behalf of your family.
Take Legal Action Today to Try to Hold Melinta Therapeutics Liable
Melinta Therapeutics and others who market pharmaceutical products have a legal duty to sell only safe and effective products or warn the public about any serious complications related to using their medication. When they fail to do this, they may be responsible for the costs incurred by the people who suffer those complications.
There is a statute of limitations in these cases, so it is important you reach out to us as soon as possible for your free consultation. A Baxdela fluoroquinolone antibiotics lawsuit lawyer can help if you took Baxdela or another fluoroquinolone antibiotic and suffered complications that include an aortic aneurysm or aortic dissection.
Talk to a Baxdela Fluoroquinolone Antibiotic Lawsuit Lawyer
The Berger and Green team can review your case and help you take legal action against Melinta Therapeutics. We will investigate your case and build a strong argument linking your aortic aneurysm and your Baxdela use. Let us handle your fluoroquinolone antibiotics case.
Call 412-661-1400 today for your complimentary consultation.