October 30, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Glendale, AZ: Levaquin has long been a source of frustration for patients with regard to Levaquin side effects ranging from pain to tendon ruptures. But there is a new scourge emerging from the use of the fluoroquinolone that has actually been on the FDA radar since 2004, with an updated label finally coming last fall. Critics and plaintiffs say manufacturers and the US Food and Drug Administration aren’t doing enough.Read [ A New Outlaw in the Levaquin Side Effects Corral ]
August 30, 2014. By Brenda Craig.
Ottawa, ON: Seven years ago Canadian Mark Girard was strong and healthy and living a very comfortable life. He worked as a chef in the high-altitude vacation lodges cradled in the pristine Rocky Mountains. On his days off, there was unlimited ATV riding surrounded by iconic scenery, and in the winter there were snowmobile adventures in the back country.Read [ The Fluoroquinolones Community—and Their Leader Mark Girard ]
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" ]