If you or a member of your family suffered aortic dissection or aortic aneurysm after taking the prescription antibiotic Levaquin, Berger and Green wants to talk to you. You may be eligible to hold the drug manufacturer liable and pursue compensation thanks to new research that links the fluoroquinolone family of antibiotics to an increased risk of serious aortic complications.
We are now reviewing these cases at no cost to you. We will evaluate your medical history and determine if there may be a link between your aortic aneurysm or dissection and a fluoroquinolone antibiotic. Call 412-661-1400 today for a free consultation with a member of our team.
Levaquin and Other Popular Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics May Be Dangerous to Those Already at an Increased Risk of Aortic Aneurysm
Levaquin is just one drug in the large family of fluoroquinolone antibiotics. These broad-spectrum antibiotics have been on the market since the 1980s and are the most commonly prescribed antibiotics in the world.
A division of Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Janssen Pharmaceuticals, manufactured and marketed Levaquin until they discontinued it several years ago. We can still pursue a case against Janssen Pharmaceuticals on your behalf even though the drug is no longer available.
Doctors primarily prescribed Levaquin for bacterial infections that included:
- Bacterial sinusitis
- Bacterial bronchitis
- Bacterial pneumonia
- Uncomplicated skin infections
- Urinary tract infections
- Acute kidney infections
- Sexually transmitted diseases
Janssen Pharmaceuticals did not remove Levaquin from the market for any safety-related reason, but a March 2018 study published in The BMJ identified a possible link between other fluoroquinolone antibiotics and an increased risk of aortic dissection or aortic aneurysm.
In response to this, as well as their reports, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning to doctors who prescribe and patients who take fluoroquinolone antibiotics. Because of the increased risk of aortic aneurysm and dissection that may come with these medications, the FDA recommends not prescribing them for those who already have an increased risk of these complications.
Berger and Green Can File Your Levaquin Lawsuit to Pursue Compensation
Like other drug companies, Janssen Pharmaceuticals has a legal obligation to design, manufacture, and market only safe and effective drugs. When they put Levaquin on the market, there were no warnings about the potential risks related to aortic aneurysms. When a company sells a dangerous, defective, or improperly labeled medication, they may be accountable for any injuries that occur.
None of these cases have gone to court as of March 2019, but it is possible that the courts may rule against Janssen Pharmaceuticals and offer a payout for those who suffered aortic dissection or aortic aneurysm after taking Levaquin.
A Levaquin antibiotics lawsuit lawyer from Berger and Green can review your case at no cost to you. Call us at 412-661-1400 to get started. When we take on your case, we will:
- Answer your questions and address any concerns you have
- Explain your right to pursue compensation from the drug company
- Help you understand your legal options including mass torts
- Provide guidance every step of the way
- Review your medical history and build a solid case to link your aortic aneurysm to Levaquin
- Collect all available documentation of your damages
We can attempt to negotiate a fair payout or file a lawsuit against the pharmaceutical company. As of March 2019, there is no pending multidistrict litigation (MDL) related to fluoroquinolone and aortic aneurysm or dissection. We are still very early in the process, and the court may consolidate these cases into MDL in the future. Even if we file your case now, we can join the MDL later.
Potential Available Damages in a Levaquin Aortic Aneurysm Lawsuit
Since there is not yet an MDL or other mass tort related to fluoroquinolone antibiotics and aortic dissection or aortic aneurysm, there is no way to know the potential value of these cases. The courts will hear each case on an individual basis unless they approve an MDL.
When the Judge considers your case, they will look at the expenses and losses you suffered, and you may be able to recover damages to cover them. This could include:
- Emergency medical care including ambulance transportation
- Surgery, hospitalization, and other care costs
- Lost wages and benefits
- Diminished earning capacity
- Prescription medications and pain management
- Out-of-pocket costs and other related losses
- Pain and suffering damages
If your family member passed away after suffering an aortic dissection or aortic aneurysm, you might be eligible to file a wrongful death action on behalf of your surviving family members. Our Levaquin antibiotics lawsuit lawyers can review your case today.
We Need to Take Action in Your Case as Soon as Possible
Each state has a statute of limitations that puts a strict deadline on how long we have to take legal action in this type of case. When we review your case, we can help you understand the applicable deadline to file a lawsuit against the drug manufacturer. It is imperative that we meet this deadline because the court will likely bar us from recovering compensation if we wait too long.
Reach out to our team today. We are now reviewing Levaquin aortic aneurysm cases at no cost to you.
Talk to a Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics Lawsuit Lawyer About Levaquin
If you had surgery for aortic dissection or aortic aneurysm after taking Levaquin or another fluoroquinolone antibiotic, Levaquin antibiotics lawsuit lawyers from Berger and Green will review your case for free. Let us help you understand your legal options and act on your behalf. We may be able to hold Janssen Pharmaceuticals or another drug manufacturer liable.
Call or text our team today at 412-661-1400. During your free consultation, we will review your medical history and evaluate your case at no cost to you. If we take legal action, we will handle your case on a contingency fee basis. You owe us no attorney’s fees unless we recover a payout for you.