By: Abraham Jaros.
If you have been taking the antibiotic Levaquin and have suffered from a rupture in the tendon, shoulder, bicep, or elbow, then you may have a valid claim and should consider consulting with an attorney.
Side effects due to Levaquin have been reported by the Federal Drug Administration, The FDA, and include Achilles tendon damage and tendon ruptures in the biceps, shoulder, hand, and thumb. The FDA has advised people taking Levaquin to discontinue use at the first sign of pain. If you have been taking the antibiotic Levaquin and you have had trouble walking, bruising or swelling in a tendon area, severe pain that comes on suddenly, or the inability to move or bear weight, you may have a claim.
Levaquin, manufactured by Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceuticals, is in a class of drugs called quinolones and is generally prescribed to treat cases of bacterial infections affecting the lungs, skin and urinary tract.
When an individual with a medical condition or illness turns to medication for treatment, they hold a high expectation that the medication will improve their condition, not weaken it. However, if you suffer an injury as a result of taking that medication then you may be entitled to recover your damages, which includes all of your medical expenses as well as your pain and suffering from the doctor who prescribed the medication, from the doctor who failed to properly monitor the medication and possibly from the company that manufactured the medication.
The lawyers at Jaroslawicz & Jaros have many years of experience in dealing with cases involving medication and drug related injuries and the all the resources necessary to successfully litigate your case. The lawyers of the firm of Jaroslawicz & Jaros were among the legal pioneers who developed the concerted action theory that was first utilized against drug manufacturer Eli Lilly Pharmaceuticals, who had manufactured and sold DES, a drug that caused cancer in children decades after their mothers had ingested the drugs while pregnant. Bichler v Eli Lilly 55 N.Y.2d 571, 436 N.E.2d 182, 450 N.Y.S.2d 776 (1982).
If you or a loved one is in need of legal assistance, call Jaroslawicz & Jaros at 212-227-2780, or toll free in New York at 1-800-269-2780, or submit an online questionnaire. The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to handle your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds. In many cases, a lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations. Please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.