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Accepting cases nationwide where a name-brand fluoroquinolone was taken prior to or at the time of a diagnosis of aortic aneurysm, aortic dissection, aortic rupture, or peripheral neuropathy .  Call today to speak with an fluoroquinolone attorney about your legal rights.  

WHAT ARE THESE THESE DRUGS AND WHY ARE THEY PRESCRIBED?​

Fluoroquinolones are a class of antibiotics prescribed to treat bacterial infections.  This class includes the following name-brand drugs:

  • Avelox
  • Cipro
  • Levaquin
  • Factive 
  • Floxin 
  • Noroxin 
  • Maxaquin
  • Pentrex 


DRUG SIDE EFFECTS:
Fluoroquinolones have been linked to peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage), as well as life-threatening medical conditions including aortic aneurysm, aortic dissection and aortic rupture.

Aortic aneurysm, aortic dissection, and aortic rupture:
An aortic aneurysm is a bulge in the wall of the major blood vessel that carries blood from your heart to the rest of your body.  This condition can worsen to the point the patient suffers an aortic dissection, which is when a tear develops in the inner layer of the wall of the aorta.  Having an aortic aneurysm increases the patients changes of suffering of aortic rupture.

Peripheral neuropathy symptoms:

  • Gradual onset of numbness and tingling in your feet and hands that may spread to your legs and arms.
  • Sharp, jabbing or burning pain
  • Extreme sensitivity to touch in the affected area
  • Lack of coordination and falling
  • Muscle weakness or paralysis if motor nerves are affected.​

If autonomic nerves are affected, symptoms may include:

  • Heat intolerance and altered sweating
  • Bowel, bladder or digestive problems
  • Changes in blood pressure resulting in dizziness or lightheadedness


HISTORY:
October 5, 2015: A study published in JAMA reported an increased risk of aortic aneurysm and aortic dissection with current of past use of fluoroquinolone.

August 25, 2014: A study published in Neurology reported a doubling of the risk of peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage)  with current or past use of Fluroquinolone.

March 13, 2014: A study published in Annals of Family Medicine reported that patients treated with fluoroquinolones experienced a 2.4-fold increased risk of cardiac arrhythmia, and a 2.5-fold increased risk of death within the first five days of treatment with fluoroquinolones.

August 15, 2013: The FDA warned of an increased risk of peripheral neuropathy with fluoroquinolone use.  

WHAT TO DO NEXT?
We are accepting name-brand fluoroquinolone aortic aneurysm, aortic dissection and aortic rupture injury cases, as well as peripheral neuropathy cases .

If you or a loved one took name-brand fluoroquinolone antibiotic and afterward were diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage) or aortic aneurysm, dissection or rupture, contact us immediately for a free confidential consultation with an fluoroquinolone injury lawyer to discuss your legal rights.  You may be entitled to compensation.

Contact us by phone at (866) 584-0070, by email to CKG@CKGLawfirm.com, or by submitting our Contact Form.


CONTACT US TODAY

Toll Free:  866-584-0070

Email:  CKG@CKGLawfirm.com

Physical Address:
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Tulsa, OK  74103-3800

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1550
Jenks, OK  74037-1550

Telephone:  918-584-0070


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