"I had a rotator cuff surgery on my right shoulder and it developed an infection," David M. says. "It was treated with two regiments of Levaquin and it appeared that the infection had cleared up. But, the infection reappeared seven months later. It was there the whole time.
"It was in my right shoulder and the shoulder is now in terrible shape. The shoulder is very, very weak. I have a lot of difficulty using that right arm. There is a popping in the shoulder since I used Levaquin.
"I had some tendonitis before I used Levaquin but I the tendonitis is a lot worse now than it was before the surgery. I was given Levaquin for both surgeries on my right shoulder. The second surgery on that shoulder was a total failure—because of the infection, that two rounds of Levaquin did not clear up, there was no chance for there to be sufficient blood flow for the shoulder to heal properly. So now, the shoulder is almost useless."
In addition to complaints that Levaquin did not properly heal an infection, people have reported serious tendonitis and tendon ruptures after using the drug. Dennis A., from Pennsylvania, writes to LawyersandSettlements.com, I have been prescribed Levaquin several times, had my left Achilles tendon tear and be reattached and now have had another surgery to repair my right Achilles tendon." Dennis notes that he has been off work since February and will likely remain off work indefinitely, possibly with a permanent disability. He says he cannot work, can barely walk and is confined to his home since taking Levaquin.
Treating a torn tendon can be a long process. James S. writes that he took Levaquin to fight an infection and, within one month, began suffering tendonitis. He eventually required surgery and by the time it was over, the treatment had taken seven months.
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Many people say they have suffered tendonitis and tendon ruptures since taking Levaquin. If you were harmed by the use of Levaquin, contact a lawyer to see what can be done about recovering any medical costs and lost wages associated with your use of this drug.