Fluoroquinolone is a potent antibiotic prescribed to treat serious infections but may also cause serious side effects ranging from nerve and tendon damage to aortic aneurysms. If you or a close family member has been harmed after taking fluoroquinolones, Wool Trial Law can help.
We have extensive experience prosecuting mass torts related to defective and dangerous medical products and prescription medications, and an impressive track record of success, having achieved multi-million dollar settlements and jury awards.
When you work with Wool Trial Law, we will handle your case with diligence and care and get you the maximum compensation you deserve in a mass toxic tort case. Contact our office today to get started with an experienced fluoroquinolone injury attorney.
About Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics
Fluoroquinolone antibiotics are prescribed to treat several types of infections that do not respond to other less potent antibiotics, including:
- Sinus infections
- Urinary tract infections
Millions of prescriptions are written for fluoroquinolones each year under brand names such as:
There are currently more than 60 generic versions, which amounts to billions of dollars in revenue for fluoroquinolone manufacturers, including Johnson & Johnson, Merck, and Janssen Pharmaceuticals.
FDA Warnings For Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics Due To Disabling Side Effects
The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) first added a “Boxed Warning” (the agency’s strongest warning) to fluoroquinolones in July 2008 for the increased risk of tendinitis and tendon rupture.
The FDA approved changes to fluoroquinolone labels in July 2016 to include potentially permanent side effects of these medications on the tendons, muscles, joints, nerves, and central nervous system. The agency also determined that:
- Fluoroquinolones should be restricted for use in patients with no other treatment options for acute bacterial infections; and
- Healthcare professionals should stop fluoroquinolone treatment immediately if a patient reports serious side effects and switch to a non-fluoroquinolone antibacterial to complete treatment.
In 2018, the FDA issued a Drug Safety Communication about the increased risk of ruptures or tears in the aorta blood vessel with fluoroquinolone antibiotics in certain patients.
Given the known risks of these medications, manufacturers must be held accountable for the harm caused to patients. If you or a loved one has suffered as a result of using fluoroquinolone antibiotics, our mass tort lawyer will protect your rights and explore all your options for obtaining compensation.
The Wool Trial Law Difference
Fluoroquinolones have been used to treat serious bacterial infections. Despite the required warnings about the potential side effects and risks, these medications have harmed large groups of patients.
At Wool Trial Law, we know how to hold negligent pharmaceutical manufacturers accountable. Lead attorney David Wool has extensive experience prosecuting mass tort litigation involving dangerous prescription medications like fluoroquinolones. A pharmaceutical mass tort lawsuit can be filed when a large group of individuals has been harmed by this antibiotic but not in the same way.
Whether you have suffered tendon or nerve damage, an aortic aneurysm, or other harm, you are likely not alone. By collaborating with medical and scientific experts, we will work to prove that your injuries were the result of taking a fluoroquinolone antibiotic, identify the responsible parties, and explore all your legal remedies. You can depend on our legal team to help you obtain the compensation you need to make a full recovery.
Damages We Will Fight For
Depending on the circumstances, you may be entitled to substantial compensation, including economic and noneconomic damages, such as:
- Medical expenses and rehabilitative costs
- Lost wages
- Loss of future income
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Permanent disability
- Loss of enjoyment of life
If a close family member has died from an aortic aneurysm or dissection caused by fluoroquinolone, we can help you pursue a wrongful death claim to recover damages for final medical expenses, funeral and burial expenses, and the loss of guidance and support they would have provided. No amount of money can replace a life, but you deserve just compensation for the hardship your family has suffered.
Contact Our Experienced Fluoroquinolone Lawsuit Attorney
Antibiotics have served many patients well over the years, but fluoroquinolones have caused harm to unsuspecting consumers. If this has happened to you, don’t go it alone. Pharmaceutical companies have an unfair advantage over individuals who have suffered due to their products, but we know to level the playing field.
Trust Wool Trial Law to leverage our skills and experience to protect your rights and get you just compensation. You can depend on us to handle all the details of your claim and guide you through the entire process. We offer free consultations and will charge no attorney fees until we recover damages for you. Contact our office today to discuss your case with our experienced pharmaceutical mass tort attorney.