“It has destroyed my life,” laments Terry Aston, a former truck driver whose life hasn’t been the same since she took antibiotic Levaquin to treat an infection back in 1991. Levaquin is a drug belonging to a class of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones, or FLQs, which include other brand-name drugs Avelox and Cipro. Responsible...
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Manufacturers of fluoroquinolone drugs Levaquin, Cipro and Avelox—strong prescription antibiotics that have been linked to permanent nerve damage—who are facing mounting lawsuits throughout the federal court system are opposing plaintiffs’ motions to centralize proceedings. Plaintiffs of the two dozen cases pending in several U.S. District Courts across the country called for consolidation of their cases...Read more
After taking potent antibiotic Avelox in 2012, Jacqueline Whitters developed severe pain, numbness and weakness in her body, resulting in permanent peripheral neuropathy. Now, three years later, Whitters claims that Avelox’ manufacturers, Bayer Corp. and Merck & Co., may have known about the nerve damage risks associated with the drug yet misleadingly marketed it...Read more
After at least 24 product liability lawsuits were filed in 16 different courts against makers of fluoroquinolone antibiotics (FLQs) Levaquin, Cipro, Avelox, and other similar drugs, plaintiffs are now seeking to consolidate their cases into one multi-district litigation, or “MDL,” which is a mechanism courts to centralize many similar cases to expedite future proceedings. The...Read more