Did You Take Levaquin or Avelox & Were Hospitalized for an Aortic Dissection or Aortic Aneurysm?

Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics May Have Serious Side Effects

levaquinLevaquin and Avelox are some of the most common types of fluoroquinolone antibiotics prescribed in the United States. In fact, more than 26 million prescriptions of these types of antibiotics are written each year, yet many patients are unaware of the potentially life-threatening side effects of these drugs. Recent studies are suggesting that antibiotics like Levaquin and Avelox can have potentially fatal side effects that include aortic dissection and aortic aneurysm.*

You may be eligible for compensation if you have taken an antibiotic and been hospitalized for:

  • Aortic Dissection: Can lead to an aortic rupture and hemorrhage
  • Aortic Aneurysm: Can lead to aortic rupture and hemorrhage

We Are Investigating Claims that J&J Knew of the Dangers of antibiotics like Levaquin & Avelox

Our attorneys are currently investigating claims that the manufacturers of these drugs knew or should have known about the dangerous and potentially life-threatening side effects of these drugs. We are currently investigating allegations that the drug makers failed to warn the medical community and their patients about the severity of these risks, including the rapid onset of aortic dissection and aneurysm, the potentially permanent damage caused by lack of blood flow, and the increased risk of death from internal bleeding.

Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics Associated With Aortic Dissection or Aneurysm Include:

  • Avelox
  • Cipro
  • Cipro XR
  • Floxin
  • Factive
  • Levaquin
  • Maxaquin
  • Noroxin
  • Zagam
  • Proquin XR

Physicians Prescribe Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics for Infections Such as:

  • Pneumonia
  • Bronchitis
  • Kidney Infections
  • Bone Infections
  • Joint Infections
  • Skin Infections
  • Some STDs
  • Cellulitis
  • Urinary Tract Infections

Symptoms of Aortic Dissection Include:

  • Sudden and severe, sharp, ripping or stabbing chest pain
  • Decreased movement or feeling in one or more areas of the body
  • Inability to think clearly
  • Intense thirst
  • Dizziness or feeling faint
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Rapid but weak pulse
  • Shortness of breath

Levaquin and Aortic Dissection

Research is showing that fluoroquinolones can damage the layers that form the wall of the aorta, the largest blood vessel in the body. When the inner layer of the wall of the aorta weakens and splits, (aortic dissection) it fills with blood producing a dangerous bulge (aneurysm), that can decrease blood flow to other parts of the body. As the bulge stretches it can rupture, leading to internal bleeding that can quickly cause death.

Fluoroquinolone Antibiotic Lawsuit

The use of prescription fluoroquinolone antibiotics like Cipro, Levaquin, and Avelox allegedly increases the risk of severe and potentially life-threatening side effects including aortic dissection and aortic aneurysm. If you or someone you love has suffered a tear in the aortic wall, or an aortic aneurysm after using one of these antibiotic medications, you may be able to seek compensation for your injuries. Contact us now for a free case review.

If you or someone you love have been hospitalized from a Fluoroquinolone antibiotic, financial compensation may be available.

Complete our form for a free no-obligation consultation or call us today at 1-800-BAD-DRUG or 800-223-3784 and we can help you determine if you may have a Levaquin & Avelox lawsuit.

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