Recent studies may link the antibiotic Noroxin and other fluoroquinolones with an increased risk of aortic dissection or aortic aneurysm. If you or a loved one suffered one of these serious aortic complications after taking Noroxin, you may be eligible to take legal action. The Berger and Green antibiotics lawsuit attorney can help. Let us pursue compensation on your behalf.
Our Noroxin antibiotics lawsuit lawyers are currently reviewing these cases at no cost to you. Call or text us at 412-661-1400 to get started today. We can help you understand your options and may be able to recover a payout to help with your treatment costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
Noroxin and Other Fluoroquinolones May Pose a Serious Health Risk
In March of 2018, a research study published in The BMJ demonstrated a strong link between fluoroquinolone antibiotics and an increased risk of aortic dissection or aortic aneurysm. This peer-reviewed study published in one of the most respected medical journals found that patients who took fluoroquinolone antibiotics suffered aortic complications at almost twice the rate of those who took amoxicillin instead.
This study did not look at Noroxin specifically, but instead considered the entire family of fluoroquinolone antibiotics.
Nine months later, in December 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sounded an additional alarm about the link between these popular antibiotics and an increased risk of aortic aneurysm and dissection. Based on this research and reports the agency collected about this type of complication, the FDA warned doctors and patients to avoid fluoroquinolone antibiotics if they already have an increased risk of aortic aneurysm.
Noroxin Is No Longer Available, But We Can Still Take Action in Your Case
Noroxin is a member of the fluoroquinolone family of broad-spectrum of antibiotics. Merck & Company, Inc. manufactured and marketed this brand name product and discontinued it for reasons unrelated to safety or efficacy. Primarily, doctors prescribed Noroxin for a variety of bacterial infections. This included:
- Urinary tract infections
- Other stomach and gastrointestinal infections
Fluoroquinolone antibiotics received FDA approval more than 30 years ago. They are one of the most popular types of drugs in the world and are the most commonly prescribed antibiotics worldwide.
Berger and Green Can Pursue Compensation in Your Case
Drug companies have an obligation to market safe and effective medications. If there is evidence to show a drug is dangerous, defective, or improperly labeled, those who suffer ill effects from the drug may be able to take legal action and hold the pharmaceutical company liable. If our team can link your aortic dissection or aortic aneurysm with Noroxin or another fluoroquinolone, we may be able to pursue compensation on your behalf.
Call or text our team today at 412-661-1400. Our Noroxin antibiotics lawsuit lawyers are standing by to explain your rights, build a strong case, and document your damages. Our consultations are free, and our attorneys do not get paid unless you do.
Damages Recoverable in a Noroxin Aortic Aneurysm Antibiotics Lawsuit
If we can collect evidence to show a link between your use of Noroxin and your aortic dissection or aortic aneurysm, we can pursue compensation for the expenses and losses you experienced. This may include almost any damages you suffered because of the aortic complication, including the costs related to emergency surgery and hospitalization. Some of the most common damages available in this type of case include:
- Emergency medical expenses including the cost of ambulance transportation
- Surgery, hospitalization, other medical care, and all related expenses
- Lost wages and benefits and diminished earning capacity
- Prescription medications such as pain management
- Out-of-pocket costs and other related expenses
- Pain and suffering damages
Both aortic dissection and aortic aneurysms are life-threatening conditions. Many people pass away before they reach the hospital and others pass away before or during surgery. If this happened to a member of your family, you may be eligible to pursue compensation through a wrongful death action. We can file this type of civil lawsuit on your behalf. Reach out to us today for your free case evaluation.
We Need to Take Legal Action as Early as Possible in Your Case
Each state has a time limit, called a statute of limitations, for pursuing compensation in this type of case. When we review your case, we will help you understand the deadline that applies. Because of this deadline, it is imperative we take action as quickly as possible in your case. If we do not file a lawsuit before the deadline, the court most likely will not allow us to later.
As of March 2019, the courts have not consolidated any fluoroquinolone aortic aneurysm lawsuits into multidistrict litigation (MDL). It is still very early in this process, and this may happen in the future. If the courts consolidate the cases before your lawsuit goes to trial, we may be able to join the mass tort.
Talk to a Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics Lawsuit Lawyer About Noroxin
If you or a loved one took Noroxin or another fluoroquinolone antibiotic and later suffered an aortic dissection or aortic aneurysm, a member of the Berger and Green team wants to talk to you today. You may be eligible to pursue compensation for your medical care, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
We will review your medical history and determine if there may be a link between your aortic aneurysm or dissection and Noroxin. Our Noroxin antibiotics lawsuit lawyers offer this review at no cost to you. Call or text 412-661-1400 today to get started. If you are eligible to take legal action, we will handle your case with payment contingent on recovering a payout for you.