Levaquin Manufacturers Face Potential Class Action Over Tendon Injuries

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Beaumont, TX: A proposed class action lawsuit has been filed against Johnson & Johnson and Ortho-McNeil, the makers of the broad spectrum fluoroquinolone antibiotic Levaquin, by a 31-year old woman in East Texas.

Lisa Presley, who filed the suit, alleges that during her treatment with levaquin she began to experience tendonitis and that her resulting injuries became severe and are now permanent.

The lawsuit further claims that the class of antibiotics to which Levaquin belongs is associated with serious side effects including tendonitis. Although Levaquin contained a warning regarding the risk for tendon injury and rupture, and included warnings concerning the increased risk for serious side effects if used in conjunction with corticosteroids, the lawsuit argues that the labeling did not accurately portray the risks.

The lawsuit is claiming negligence, strict product liability for manufacturing and/or design defect and for failure to warn, breach of express and implied warranties for the design, manufacture, production, testing, study, inspection, labeling, marketing, advertising, sales, promotion, and distribution of the drug, fraud, unjust enrichment and violation of consumer protection laws.

Levaquin is considered a first-line treatment for common bronchitis and sinusitis infections,and is approved for the use in treatment of various upper respiratory infections, urinary tract infections, prostatitis and other bacterial infections.

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Posted by
August iaboni
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Please read what happens to me (In 2003 (August Iaboni )I took Levaquin with out warning of unreversable side effects.look at what I was getting in to 500 mg
intervenes daily for a period 3 week 24 hours 15 days and fallow up with 30 day perception until till finish
I was given the same treatment in 2004,2005 2006 2007 2008 I believed the doctors They Sed my pain is coming from cellulites, othritis pain and the fact I am getting old at 53 years old I should have aspected thing to go wrong I was in great health all my life i work out 3 to 4 x days weekly no problems with my body at allcould bench press 200lb. and so I just can't believe what came next suffering the
debilitating effects of this drug.(levaquin) Tendinopathy throughout my body, peripheral neuropathy, damage to my central and autonomous nervous systems, vision problems, GI problems, heart and lung problems. I have spent tens of thousands of dollars Since I am not able to work since I can not walk stuck in my house, in my bed and suffer immense pain daily. Given the debilitating, costly, long-term (even permanent) effects of these drugs, there is no question that they are more dangerous than other antibiotics. If anyone disagrees, please name the antibiotic that causes more long-term and permanent multi-system effect I know it was levaquin in 2003 for cellulites skin infection pain was crippling hade to go on disability 2008 in order to support my existence in a one room apartment on my bed I found out about levaquin in 2013 on tv at 3:15 am Here we go... Time to start calculating what Alex Gorsky has cost Johnson & Johnson:
Keep in mind, Johnson & Johnson only has ONE source of income, the wallets of consumers who are their customers and shareholders - ultimately, the fines, restitution and long-term health consequences for their victims comes from inflating the price of their products: drugs, consumer goods, medical devices.
Johnson & Johnson failed to Warn and hid the facts of the potential danger of levaquin. MANUFACTURER: Johnson & Johnson’s Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
OVERVIEW: Levaquin (levofloxacin) is an antibiotic that is part of a group of drugs known as fluoroquinolones. It is one of the most widely used antibiotics, and has been used by millions of Americans.might assume that a pharmaceutical representative might have been forewarned about taking a drug so dangerous that it can cause a lifetime of irreversible agony, but the bitter irony is that not even the representatives have been made fully aware of the flaws and dangers in many of the drugs they are selling, due to what alleges are deceptive marketing practices.

Prior to the introduction of generic competitors, Levaquan generated over $1.3 billion in annual sales for the drug makers.plus 1.50 billion in their sister company Bayer

Although the antibiotic has been on the market for nearly 20 years, it appears that potential Levaquin side effects have not been thoroughly researched and that inadequate warnings have been provided for users and the medical community about the risk of peripheral neuropathy, ligament rubture which can has cause:

Pain in the Arms, Legs, Hands or Feet
Burning, Tingling or Numbness
Weakness, Tiredness or Heaviness
Sensitivity to Light Touches, Temperator and Motion
LEVAQUIN NERVE DAMAGE SIDE EFFECTS: Scientific evidence has established a link between fluoroquinolone antibiotics and peripheral neuropathy and ligament rupture tendentes for decades, for the rest of my life because Johnson & Johnson failed to Warn and hid the facts of the potential danger of levaquin so Levaquan alleges are deceptive marketing practices.
generated over $1.3 billion in annual sales for the drug makers.n Profit over lives
now I a being represented by barn & bud pharmaceutical class action lawyers to get after them and help me get justice and live a better life pray for me one day at a time
Risperdal: Courtesy of JNJ CEO Alex Gorsky - this corrupt mess was his project while in control at Janssen. Hard to believe this asshole is CEO. Was Billy-Boy Weldon in his right mind when he chose Alex as CEO?
Federal: $2,200,000,000 ($2.2 BILLION)
Arkansas: $1,200,000,000 ($1.2 BILLION)
South Carolina: $327,000,000 ($327 million)
Texas: $158,000,000 ($158 million)
Louisiana: $258,000,000 ($258 million)
36 states, class action: $181,000,000 ($181 million)
Kentucky: $ Currently in litigation I hope my lawyers and my government will correct this injustice relive some of my pain that I I dored fore the last 12 years stop it now so there is no more victims that have to go threw this agony can't the doctor read and educate them self. Or are the looking the other way for there own profit let stop this madness I would like to see the C.E.O president of Johnson& Johnson take and give to his family levaquin intervenes for 15 days 24 hours a day and 30 day percrption of any one of the 3 drug and prove we are all wrong please join me on this fight we the people are stronger together and not afraid of them like the news channels r scared that the multimillion of advertisements of J&j would threatening to pull there adds and profits now I just reliese that I have to say one last thing now. That I am forced to give the drug companies more $$$ For the drugs I have to take for the pain
Thay created waow can u believe that please contact me with any news that is out there. thank you

Posted by
Berna Howell
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My right shoulder is in constant pain after taking Levaquin. I am unable to reach high and my strength has diminished. This affects my duties as a wife, and grandmother.

Posted by
Lisa M Maskevich
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I am appalled at what this company has done and is still doing. I took Levequin in 2007 There were NO WARNINGS AT ALL regarding Tendon Problems, I developed bilateral Shoulder Knee and Ankle tendon tears and ruptures and was told after almost four years of Thinking I had an Attorney that " I was Too young to have tendon ruptures" ?? Okay so now almost seven plus years later I have bilateral sensory peripheral Neuropathy and if these injuries are not enough, I can look forward to organ failures, developing Alzheimer's Parkinson's or ALS ? WHY IS THIS POISON STILL ON THE MARKET?????? I had a bad back and knee age 46 prior to ingesting this POISON I am now 54 and so crippled up I can hardly walk, something MUST be DONE to get this POISON AWAY FROM PEOPLE, sad thing is Levequin has been used to treat Anthrax poisoning, why would it be used for a Sinus infection? Along with albuterol I have No future to look forward too. The FDA is not on our side, Big Pharma has them in there pockets, I have all my documentation since day one of the first day Levequin started to kill me softly.

Posted by
Arizona
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digestive and right knee tendon damage since administration of Levaquin in Novemer 2012

Posted by
Nevada
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I have had very poor use of my left shoulder since then, can't hold hair dryer or any thing with even small weight over my head. Did some PT to strength shoulder, which did nothing and recently had x-ray done and was told the only cure is an artifical shoulder. Had previously had painful & swelling joints when prescribed Cipro, but didn't know they were same family.

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