Cipro and other fluoroquinolone antibiotics may increase the risk of aortic dissection or aortic aneurysm, a potentially deadly side effect. If your doctor prescribed Cipro and you suffered an aortic aneurysm afterward, you may be able to hold the drug manufacturer liable for your related expenses and losses. A Cipro antibiotics lawsuit lawyer from Berger and Green can evaluate your case for free.
Call or text our team today at 412-661-1400. We can help you understand your rights and take legal action on your behalf. You owe us no attorney’s fees unless we recover a payout in your case.
The FDA Issued a New Warning About Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics
Aortic aneurysms and dissection are serious complications that require immediate medical care. Surgery is often a life-saving measure, necessary to stop internal bleeding and stabilize the patient. Many people pass away because of aortic dissection and related conditions every year.
The safety agency tasked with ensuring drugs have the proper testing and labeling, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), issued a new warning for doctors who prescribe fluoroquinolones in December 2018. It now recommends only prescribing this family of antibiotics to patients who have an elevated risk of an aortic aneurysm as a last resort.
Cipro Is a Commonly Prescribed Antibiotic in the Fluoroquinolone Family
This large family of broad-spectrum antibiotics has been available for prescription for more than 30 years. Doctors primarily prescribe Cipro, a brand name of the fluoroquinolone ciprofloxacin, for the treatment of serious bacterial infections of the skin, lungs, airway, bones, and joints.
Bayer Pharmaceuticals Corporation manufactures Cipro and other related ciprofloxacin medications including Cipro XR.
Berger and Green Can Pursue Compensation on Your Behalf
Drug companies must uphold strict rules when designing, manufacturing, and marketing medications. Above all, they must ensure patients taking the drugs are safe from complications or side effects, or that the advantages of the medications outweigh the risks. They have a duty to list all possible dangers of the drug, giving doctors and patients alike the information they need to make an informed choice.
When a drug company ignores a possible side effect or fails to warn people about a serious complication, this could support a defective drug case. We may be able to hold Bayer Pharmaceuticals Corporation or another fluoroquinolone medication manufacturer liable for your expenses and losses.
If you suffered an aortic dissection or aortic aneurysm after taking Cipro, call us today at 412-661-1400 to learn more. Our team will:
- Explain your right to pursue compensation
- Help you understand your legal options in this type of case
- Collect evidence to link your aortic aneurysm with Cipro
- Compile documentation to prove your damages
- Pursue compensation on your behalf
As of March 2019, Bayer is navigating other pending multidistrict litigation (MDL) related to Cipro side effects, but there is no MDL or mass tort related to aortic aneurysms. This does not mean we cannot take action today. If there is a mass tort before your case reaches a settlement or goes to trial, our Cipro antibiotics lawsuit lawyers can join forces with others who suffered similar complications after using Cipro.
Recoverable Damages in a Defective Drug Case
When a manufacturer does not warn the public about the dangers of a drug, or when a drug causes dangerous side effects, those who suffered complications after taking the medication may qualify to hold the drug manufacturer liable for producing a defective medication. If we can build a strong case tying your aortic dissection or aortic aneurysm to Cipro or another fluoroquinolone antibiotic, you may be eligible to recover damages.
Some of the damages available in a defective drug case may include:
- Emergency medical care
- Surgery, hospitalization, and related expenses
- Lost wages and benefits
- Diminished earning capacity
- Prescription medications and pain management
- Out-of-pocket costs
- Other losses related to your condition and treatment
- Pain and suffering damages
Aortic dissection or aneurysm can cause a person to pass away within a few minutes in some cases. When the tear is significant, it may not be possible to get the necessary care to save their life. If this happened to someone in your immediate family, you may be able to pursue a payout through a wrongful death action. Our team will review your case for free and take legal action for your family.
You Need to Act Quickly to Hold the Drug Manufacturer Liable
Each state puts a deadline, called a statute of limitations, on how long an injured individual has to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer of a potentially dangerous drug. If we do not pursue your case against Bayer within the time limits allowed, you could lose the right to hold them accountable.
When our team reviews your case, we can help you understand how long you have to file a lawsuit or take other legal action. Let us perform a no-cost case evaluation for you today. It is the first step in pursuing the compensation you need and deserve.
Talk to a Cipro Antibiotics Lawsuit Lawyer About Your Case Today
If you took Cipro and later suffered an aortic dissection or aortic aneurysm, we may be able to pursue a payout by holding pharmaceutical company Bayer liable for your related damages. A Cipro antibiotics lawsuit lawyer will review the facts of your case and may be able to take legal action on your behalf.
Call or text Berger and Green today at 412-661-1400 for your free consultation.