Ohio Product Liability Lawyer and Pharmaceutical Injury Attorney reviewing Cipro lawsuits and representing plaintiffs nationwide in fluoroquinolone antibiotic injury cases
The antibiotic Cipro (ciprofloxacin) has been linked to several injuries on the years, including peripheral neuropathy, a severe form of nerve damage, tendon ruptures and aortic aneurysm. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) recently warned doctors and consumers that Fluoroquinolone antibiotics could increase the risk of an aortic dissection. Other common drug brands such as Avelox and Levaquin could also lead to peripheral neuropathy, aortic dissections, or aortic aneurysm.
The FDA released a statement in December, 2018, that noted that a drug review found that fluoroquinolone antibiotics can increase the occurrence of serious events of ruptures or tears in the main artery of the body, called the aorta. Such events can lead to dangerous bleeding or even death.
Antibiotics like Cipro are prescribed to millions of Americans each year for urinary tract infections, pneumonia, bronchitis or other bacterial infections. Serious injuries following use have led to patients and their drug defect attorneys to file product liability claims and Cipro lawsuits.
Joe Lyon is an Ohio Pharmaceutical Injury Lawyer and Drug Defect Attorney reviewing fluoroquinolone antibiotic injuries and Cipro Lawsuits for injured plaintiffs nationwide.
Fluoroquinolone antibiotics are widely used in the United States. The class of antibiotics includes brands like Levaquin, Cipro and Avelox. But since Levaquin, Cipro and Avelox were introduced to the market, the drugs have been linked to peripheral neuropathy, tendon rupture and aortic aneurysm.
In 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning about the potential risk of peripheral neuropathy associated with fluoroquinolone antibiotics. Since then, thousands of Cipro lawsuits have been filed across the country alleging Johnson & Johnson failed to properly test the product and failed to provide adequate warnings about injury.
Medical studies, published by the American Medical Association and in other journals, have expressed concerns that fluoroquinolone antibiotics like Cipro are linked with a significant risk for aortic aneurysms and aortic dissections. Such severe drug events can lead to fatal aortic ruptures.
If you or a loved one suffered an aortic dissection or medication-related injury after taking Cipro, and have questions about the legal remedies available to improve quality of life and medical care, contact The Lyon Firm at (800) 513-2403. You will speak directly with Mr. Lyon, and he will help you answer critical questions regarding Cipro Lawsuits.