Routinely Prescribed but Dangerous Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics Could Be the Cause of Your Peripheral Neuropathy
Did you take Avelox, Cipro or Levaquin and later develop peripheral neuropathy? If so, contact the Fluoroquinolone lawyers at Robins Cloud for a free case evaluation.
Fluoroquinolone antibiotics are prescribed to millions of Americans every year, for health issues ranging from ear and urinary tract infections to bronchitis and pneumonia. Unfortunately, countless Americans may be suffering due to the drugs’ associated side effects, including serious nerve damage known as peripheral neuropathy.
Robins Cloud is a leader in the vital fluoroquinolone lawsuit that is helping to hold the manufacturers of fluoroquinolone antibiotics accountable. We are currently representing some of the first men and women who courageously stepped up to take action against the drug manufacturers.
What is Peripheral Neuropathy?
Peripheral neuropathy is a type of permanent nerve damage.
While every patient is different — and may therefore experience a different combination of symptoms — the main symptoms of peripheral neuropathy include:
- Tingling sensation that begins in the toes and spreads upwards
- Muscle weakness or loss of muscle coordination
- Acute/shooting pains or otherwise severe pain
- Abnormal or sudden changes in sensation to temperature, texture or body position and/or balance or the extreme sensitivity to touch
Unfortunately, the nerve damage that may occur after taking a fluoroquinolone antibiotic is often permanent.
In addition, due to the variety of symptoms, it is sometimes hard for people to get a definitive diagnosis of peripheral neuropathy as the symptoms may be confused with other illnesses.
Contact a Fluoroquinolone lawyer to learn more about how you can fight back with a lawsuit.
Our Fluoroquinolone Lawsuit
Robins Cloud was one of the first firms in the country to represent individuals suffering from permanent peripheral neuropathy as a result of taking fluoroquinolone antibiotics. After filing one of the first fluoroquinolone peripheral neuropathy lawsuits in the U.S., we worked to organize the necessary litigation and served in a leadership role in the litigation’s progress. Together with another national law firm, we represent over 540 individuals who suffered from peripheral neuropathy after taking a fluoroquinolone antibiotic.
In 2015, we were honored to have been among the top one percent of lawyers nationwide to be selected for the prestigious 2015 Litigator Awards. This recognition came in part from our work on behalf of patients involved in a fluoroquinolone lawsuit.
The lawsuit claims that the manufacturers of fluoroquinolone drugs used labels that were purposefully worded to trick patients into thinking the drugs were safer than they actually were.
The lawsuit names Bayer, among others, as the defendant in the Avelox and Cipro cases, and names Johnson & Johnson, among others, as the defendant in the Levaqin case.
The litigation is ongoing – and there is still time to file a lawsuit if you took the brand names Cipro, Avelxo or Levaquin and are suffering from permanent peripheral neuropathy.
Giving Back & Taking a Stand
It is important to note that some of the most important advocacy work for better FDA regulations and consumer education has stemmed from patients who were injured by taking Cipro, Avelox or Levaquin for routine infections – only to later suffer permanent neurological damage. In fact, It was these very patients who took the stand to report their suffering to the FDA, to ask questions, dig deeper and ultimately work with law firms like Robins Cloud to begin this groundbreaking pharmaceutical litigation.
We’re encouraged that the community of hardworking patient advocates is growing stronger each and every day. That’s why we’ve connected with the Quinolone Vigilance Foundation and will begin sharing blog posts from its Executive Director and patient advocate, Rachel Brummert, soon.