Fluoroquinolone Antibiotic Drug Lawsuits
Over the past two decades, several antibiotics classified as fluoroquinolones have entered the U.S. market. These antibiotics were initially touted as extremely effective and trusted drugs but quickly gained a reputation for carrying several serious side effects.
The most prominent of these side effects have been detailed by FDA reports and dozens of studies, they include peripheral neuropathy, tendon damage, and aortic aneurysms.
As more information has been dispersed to consumers, consumers who realized they were victims of these major side effects began seeking legal action against pharmaceutical companies.
What Allegations Are Fluoroquinolone Lawsuits Based On?
Fluoroquinolone antibiotic lawsuits are being filed against the manufacturers of the major antibiotic brand names including Bayer AG and Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, Janssen Pharmaceuticals.
With tendon and nervous system complications being present on FDA warnings dating back to the early 2000’s, it has been alleged that the manufacturing companies knew about their drugs potential health complications but were negligent in acting on them.
The full list of allegations being brought against antibiotic manufacturers include:
- Failed to warn the public of the risks of taking fluoroquinolone antibiotics
- Failed to properly test fluoroquinolone antibiotics for the dangerous side-effects
- Withheld research data from the public about fluoroquinolone antibiotics dangers
- Sold fluoroquinolone antibiotics even though they knew it could be dangerous
- Manufactured and sold an unsafe product
What Compensation Can I Expect From A Fluoroquinolone Antibiotic Lawsuit?
With lawsuits currently pending further action in court, the exact amount or nature of victim compensation is currently unknown. However, in observing settlements for drugs of similar magnitude, it is likely that a future settlement will provide compensation for the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Psychological damage
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
With lawsuits not yet receiving settlement offers from the various companies named as defendants, it is recommended that all victims who believe they are eligible for a lawsuit begin pursuing their legal options immediately.
By starting the legal process as soon as possible, victims will secure the highest probability of being named in a future settlement offer.
Are You Eligible To File a Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics Lawsuit?
Fluoroquinolone antibiotics are prescribed to over 20 million consumers per year for infections ranging from inconvenient to life threatening. As more information detailing the true dangers of these antibiotics have been released to the public, consumers have been realizing in immense numbers that they may have suffered from a major side effect.
Those who believe they suffered from their antibiotic prescription need to meet the following criteria to be considered for lawsuit filing:
- Drug Usage Between 2002 And 2013
- Latency Of 90 Days Or Less
- User Diagnosed with Irreversible Peripheral Neuropathy Or Aortic Aneurysm
- User Had No Prior Peripheral Neuropathy Or Diabetic History
- Cipro Not Used For Serious Infection (MRSA, etc.)
- Cipro Was First Prescribed Choice
- User Had No Antibiotic Allergies
- No Established Confounders (HIV, Alcoholism, etc.)
Those who meet the aforementioned criteria will be able to work with an attorney to create the strongest dangerous drug lawsuit possible.
What Is The Status Of Current Fluoroquinolone Antibiotic Lawsuits?
Fluoroquinolone antibiotic lawsuits are now being filed in the hundreds against the major pharmaceutical companies that exposed consumers to dangerous health complications without disclosure.
Following suit with other dangerous drug lawsuits, there is no class action lawsuit currently active regarding any fluoroquinolone allegations. However, while it is unlikely that any fluoroquinolone antibiotic class action lawsuit will ever be created, there is an active multidistrict litigation (MDL).
The MDL was created in late 2015 in response to a request by Bayer AG and Johnson & Johnson by a federal judicial panel. While the MDL began with only 78 cases, it has since built up to over 383 with dozens reportedly on the way.
Currently, the MDL is pending a decision on bellwether trials pertaining to if they will occur and what cases they would cover. Until a decision on bellwether trials is reached by U.S. District Court of the District of Minnesota Chief Justice John R. Tunheim, legal action will continue to be pending.
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