The dangerous drug attorneys at the Law Offices of Gregory Krasovsky provide legal support and representation to plaintiffs seeking to pursue a Levaquin lawsuit. In order to secure a maximum Levaquin settlement, it is crucial to have a competent and experienced Levaquin lawyer to guide you through all of the legal hurdles. Contact a Levaquin attorney today to schedule a free consultation and take your first step to recovering damages.
Levaquin is an antibiotic drug used to treat severe and life-threatening bacterial infections. It is often used as a last ditch effort to cure bacterial infections after other drugs had failed to adequately eliminate the infection.
However, although Levaquin is a powerful and often effective antibiotic, the adverse reactions that are associated with it are very serious. The most common of the serious side effects is spontaneous tendon rupture. This has caused the FDA to add Black Box warnings to Levaquin. Another Black Box Warning was issued in regard to the worsening of myasthenia gravis symptoms, including muscle weakness and problems with breathing. The FDA also warns of fatal reactions due to hypersensitivity and uncertain etiology.
Furthermore, studies have noted serious Levaquin side effects such as acute pancreatitis, loss of vision, and irreversible double vision.
As with many other drugs, children and the elderly are more susceptible to many of these side-effects. Also, people who have had organ transplants are at higher risk of tendon rupture occurring. Some symptoms of tendon rupture include:
- Pain in tendon area
- Hearing a snap of tendon
- Bruising around tendon area
- Inability to move tendon area
- Inflammation and swelling
If you or a loved one has experienced tendon rupture as a result of Levaquin, contact our attorneys today for a free consultation. The Law Offices of Gregory Krasovsky handle Levaquin cases pertaining to both tendon rupture and to all other serious adverse effects of the drug. We believe you are always entitled to just recompense for your injuries.