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Levaquin Lawyers Accepting Claims for Tendon Ruptures Anywhere in the Body

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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.

That's potentially good news for Steve, who ruptured his Achilles tendon after taking Levaquin. When Steve tried to get involved in a Levaquin class-action lawsuit, an attorney said his statute of limitations had run out. But Steve later suffered ruptured tendons in both shoulders??"he may still be able to file a Levaquin lawsuit.

In October 2006, Steve was hospitalized for a bowel resection and acquired a staph infection. He was prescribed Levaquin??"seven 500 mg tablets??"but his infection didn't clear up so his doctor prescribed another round. "The infection eventually cleared and I got back to my normal life," says 75-year-old Steve, who used to enjoy a very active life.

"Less than a year later, I was jogging with my dog and I heard a snap, then a pain in my ankle," says Steve. "I've never had any tendon injuries, despite playing tennis all my life so I figured it was just a temporary injury. But my ankle didn't heal and I couldn't run anymore so I saw an orthopedic doctor. An x-ray showed a little tear in my tendon. He prescribed physical therapy for a few weeks, but it didn't help so I had a cortisone shot in my ankle, which did help. But I had to give up running and I can't even walk at a fast pace.

"So I started playing a lot of golf, but I began to have problems with both my elbows??"like tennis elbow or golf elbow. I never had a problem when I played tennis, so why now, and why both elbows? The pain wasn't continuous but bothersome.

"Last summer I had to stop playing golf because my arms and shoulders were hurting so much. I was at Home Depot trying to get some lumber off a rack above me but I didn't have the strength to lift my arm. I had big tendon tears in both shoulders.

"I ended up having an MRI on my left shoulder and in December 2010 I had surgery for the rotator cuff on my left shoulder. I had an MRI on my right shoulder and now I am scheduled to have the same surgery on my right shoulder in a few months. And I am still having problems with my left shoulder??"not as bad as before but definitely not back to normal. I have no upper arm strength anymore.

"As for my ankle, I have to be conscious of it all the time; I can feel something is not right every time I move. I know I am reaching my golden years and this is a real drag because I'm in good health otherwise??"this Levaquin damage is annoying as hell.

"I know that Levaquin doesn't affect everyone but it certainly affects a whole lot of people??"all you have to do is look online. It makes sense that attorneys are looking at these claims because a tendon is a tendon, no matter where it is in the body."

Not only was Steve given a "double dose" of Levaquin, the antibiotic shouldn't be prescribed to anyone over the age of 60. Two years after he took Levaquin, the FDA issued an alert that stated: "Fluoroquinolones, including Levaquin, are associated with an increased risk of tendonitis and tendon rupture in all ages. This risk is further increased in older patients usually over 60 years of ageā€¦."

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Levaquin Both heals hurt, Both shoulders hurt I move them up and down and you can hear the popping noise, Both elbows hurt and I use a pain compound them. The outside of my knee's hurt I massage them for the pain. Both wrist hurt and once again Twist them and they pop, I slipped in Academy and my right Achilles pops and hurts constantly and will need surgery. Numbness and tingling, Decreased muscle coordination, Muscle weaknesses, Severe pain,Extreme sensitivity I had a nerve conductive study and the results were this is an abnormal study

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TOOK AVELOX, LEVEQUIN, HAD IV IN HOSPITAL PLUS FREE SAMPLES. HAVE THE BOTTLES. HAD MRI AND SHOWED TORN TENDONS IN HEEL.HAVE HAD SEVERAL INJECTIONS.
HAD PLANTAR FAS. AND BONE SPUR SURGERY. THERAPY.
HAD BAKERS CYST REMOVED FROM BEHIND KNEE.
BEEN ON NEUROTIN FOR ALOT OF YEARS. CAN'T PUT HEELS DOWN ON THE BED AT NIGHT. SUFFERED TERRIBLE.
DOCTOR DOESN'T KNOW WHAT TO . DID TAKING THESE DRUGS CAUSE THIS? HAVE MEDICAL RECORDS. IF YOU FEEL I HAVE A CASE EMAIL ME.

PAMELA S BILLETER pbilleterccwv@yahoo.com
Thank you.

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While in Puerto Rico this past April 2013 I had bronchitis and went to a doctor who prescribed to me Levaquin for 7 days. To make a long story short I developed a Bakers cyst behind my left knee which ruptured causing tremendous pain and I developed 1) tremendous pain in my groin area in my right leg, pain which radiates down my right thigh, and 2) tremendous pain just below my right kneecap.

Upon my return flights from Puerto Rico I had to be wheeled chaired through 3 airport because I couldn't walk to meet my connection. I immediately saw my doctor, who after sending me to get xrays, ultra sound and lab work her conclusion was that I developed an allergic reaction to levaquin and that it had affected my tendons. I'm presently taking vicodin for pain and celebrex for any inflamation. My doctor referred me to a fiscal therapists who I'am presently under her care.

I was wondering if there was a class action lawsuit underway that I could add my case to? I'm still under tremendous pain, difficulty in walking what used to be normal distances, I don't have strenght in my left knee, thigh and dificulty walking up stairs due to tremendous pain in my groin.

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