January 24, 2012. By Charles Benson.
New Brunswick, NJ: A California-based investment firm wants Johnson & Johnson to be held accountable for tendon injuries, irreversible nerve damage and other Levaquin side effects, The New Jersey Star-Ledger reported.Read [ Investment Firm Wants Johnson & Johnson to Be Accountable for Levaquin Side Effects ]
January 14, 2012. By Gordon Gibb.
Newark, NJ: It seems like Johnson & Johnson (J&J), the makers of Levaquin through its subsidiary, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, has more to worry about than tens of thousands of levaquin lawsuits. Now, in a move that is not unprecedented but is nonetheless rare, an investment firm with shares in J&J is trying to force the manufacturer to be held accountable for levaquin side effects and other injuries allegedly triggered by the powerful antibiotic.Read [ Investors Want to Hold J&J's Feet to Levaquin Tendon Fire ]
December 23, 2011. By Jane Mundy.
Haynesville, GA: Not only is Levaquin linked to ruptured tendons, its serious side effects also include nerve damage, as listed on the Ortho McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceutical medication guide. But Levaquin's black box warning came too late for too many people such as Lucille, who were prescribed this "last resort" antibiotic for respiratory problems.Read [ Levaquin Nerve Damage Lawsuits Next? ]
December 13, 2011. By Gordon Gibb.
Trenton, NJ: In October, a jury in State Court of New Jersey ruled in favor of the defendant in a levaquin lawsuit, finding that Levaquin manufacturer Johnson & Johnson (J&J) had provided adequate warnings about the risks associated with the flouroquinolone antibiotic.Read [ Are Levaquin Warnings Getting to the Patient? ]
November 18, 2011. By Charles Benson.
Raleigh, NC: A cafeteria worker at Coats Elementary School in North Carolina was a dedicated employee until a reaction to the drug Levaquin left her with serious side effects that affected her ability to function in her job, according to local ABC affiliate 11 News.Read [ Antibiotic Drug Levaquin May Have Been Cause for Tendon Rupture for North Carolina Woman ]
October 27, 2011. By Charles Benson.
Atlantic City, NJ: A unit of Johnson & Johnson was found to not be responsible for tendon damage and Levaquin side effects that were suffered by two New Jersey men, Bloomberg reported.Read [ Company Cleared of Liability despite Levaquin Side Effects ]
September 12, 2011. By Jane Mundy.
Maplewood, NJ: "Attorneys were at first only taking Levaquin cases with ruptured Achilles tendons, but new studies show that Levaquin can cause ruptures anywhere in the body," says Stacey Hauer, lead litigator in Levaquin cases at Johnson Becker PLLC.Read [ Levaquin Lawyers Accepting Claims for Tendon Ruptures Anywhere in the Body ]
August 16, 2011. By Jane Mundy.
Palmdale, CA: "Just two months after I was prescribed Levaquin for walking pneumonia I ruptured my Achilles tendon," says Teresa, "but it took years to connect this drug to my injury—I was shocked when I did find out…Levaquin changed the quality of my life forever."Read [ Levaquin Injury "So Severe for Doing So Little" ]
July 29, 2011. By Gordon Gibb.
St. Clair County, OH: When Timothy Gilley was prescribed the antibiotic levaquin, he had no idea that the fluoroquinolone would have such a devastating impact on his tendons. It's for that reason that the Ohio man has launched a lawsuit against the manufacturers of Levaquin, claiming various allegations in a filing June 3 in St. Clair County Circuit Court.Read [ Levaquin Lawsuit Seeks Unspecified Damages ]
July 12, 2011. By Jane Mundy.
Frankfurt, KY: Al Parke was 64 years old when he was prescribed Levaquin to treat a serious bacterial infection. The infection cleared up, but he began to develop other problems, such as joint pain, that prompted him to research Levaquin side effects online. "Unfortunately I read after the fact that Levaquin should not be given to people over the age of 60," he says.Read [ "Levaquin Should Not Be Prescribed to Patients over 60" ]