The lawsuit is but one of a series of actions numbering well beyond a thousand. According to those in the legal community tracking the Levaquin side effects file, there are about 750 Levaquin lawsuits pending in federal court with an additional 570 on the books in state court. The lawsuits have been consolidated into a multi-district litigation, with the first trial slated to get underway this month.
Levaquin (levofloxacin) is a member of a class of drugs known as quinolones, which are prescribed to fight bacterial infections such as bronchitis and sinusitis. A fluoroquinolone, Levaquin is said to be extremely effective at eradicating such infections. However, the adverse reactions associated with the Levaquin medication continue to be a major concern with the drug.
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The Ingraham lawsuit alleges that Levaquin has not only been linked to tendon rupture, but that patients aged 60 or older together with those who are on corticosteroid therapy are at greater risk.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has since mandated a black box warning for Levaquin torn tendons, as well as tendonitis.
Ingraham suffered Levaquin tendon problems as the result of using Levaquin. The plaintiffs have elected a trial by jury. The lawsuit was filed October 14th in Massachusetts District Court, Boston.