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Avelox Lawsuits: Peripheral neuropathy, Nerve damage

Commonly asked questions about Avelox (moxifloxacin):

What Is Avelox?

Avelox (moxifloxacin) is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic produced and distributed by Bayer AG. The drug was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1999. It is used to treat a wide range of bacterial infections, including bronchitis, pneumonia, tuberculosis, anthrax and more. Unfortunately, the drug has been linked to serious health complications. Studies dating back to 2004 have found drugs containing fluoroquinolones to increase the risk of peripheral neuropathy, a form of nerve damage.

In addition to Avelox, there are several other moxifloxacin product names. These include:

  • Avalox
  • Avelon
  • Izilox
  • Actira
  • Megaxin

In August 2014, the medical journal Neuropathy published a study that found antibiotics that contain fluoroquinolone to double the risk of developing peripheral neuropathy. Lawsuits are being filed on behalf of patients who have suffered complications from taking this dangerous drug. If you or a loved on has experienced negative side-effects from taking this drug, you may have a legal claim against Bayer AG. Settlements are expected to be substantial.

What Are Common Side Effects of Avelox?

Serious side effects include:

  • severe diarrhea
  • acute allergic reactions
  • renal problems
  • connective tissue problems (tendon rupture and joint problems)
  • muscle pain
  • agitation
  • depression
  • skin problems

What Are Severe Side Effects of Avelox?

Peripheral Neuropathy

There have been several medical studies dating back to 2004 that suggest a link between the drug and peripheral neuropathy. Peripheral neuropathy is condition consisting of damaged nerves throughout the body. Cases of this complication can range from mild to severe. Symptoms of peripheral neuropathy can arise within a couple days of taking the medication. These symptoms include:

  • tingling feelings,
  • weakness,
  • burning sensations/shooting pains throughout the body

In many cases, symptoms can last for months. In rare cases, these symptoms can persist permanently even after ceasing the medication.

Nerve Damage

Many patients have reported mild to severe forms of nerve damage from using this particular type of drug. Nerve damage is a serious condition that can greatly affect the quality of life of an individual. Some symptoms of nerve damage include:

  • Tingling feelings
  • Weakness
  • Burning sensations
  • Shooting pains

Aortic Aneurysm

The flouroquinolone antibiotic drug class has been associated with the development of aortic aneurysms, the most dangerous side effect known to be caused by the drugs.

An aortic aneurysm is the development of a bulge within the aorta that will stretch and tear the aortic wall if left untreated. When the aortic walls weaken until they can no longer contain the bulge and rupture/tear, this complication leads to extreme internal bleeding that oftentimes proves fatal due to its fast acting nature.

Can I File An Avelox Lawsuit?

Our drug attorneys can help if you or someone you care about was harmed by the fluoroquinolone Avelox. If you were diagnosed with irreversible peripheral neuropathy or aortic aneurysm after taking Avelox, you may have a lawsuit against the drug manufacturer.

Lawsuits have been filed against the drug maker by both patients and their families seeking compensation for injuries caused by this dangerous drug. You may be entitled to a settlement.

We do not charge any legal fees unless you receive a settlement and we pay all of the case costs.  If your claim is not successful for any reason, you do not owe us anything.  We put it in all in writing for you. Our drug lawyers will help you file your lawsuit.

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You can afford to have our great team of lawyers on your side. When you choose us, it literally costs nothing to get started. We promise you in writing:

  • No money to get started
  • We pay all case costs and expenses
  • No legal fees whatsoever unless you receive a settlement
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How Do I Start An Avelox Claim?

Our lawyers will help you file your lawsuit. To get started, you can:

  1. Submit the Free Case Review Box on this page, or
  2. Call (866) 280-3417 any time of day to tell us about your case.

We will listen to your story and answer your questions. If you have claim, we will start immediately.

WARNING: There are strict time deadlines for filing lawsuit claims.

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View Sources

  1. Bayer Healthcare Website. 
  2. FDA Avelox Medication Guide. 
  3. Fluoroquinolone Antimicrobial Drugs Information – FDA