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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Reader Comments

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

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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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