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Levaquin is a commonly prescribed antibiotic. It has generated more than $1 billion in sales since 2000. The drug is made by Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a division of Johnson and Johnson. Levaquin is in a class of antibiotics called: Fluoroquinolones. In 2008, the FDA has required all makers of Fluoroquinolone to issue a “Black Box Warning” about the increased risk for tendon ruptures. Patients who are over 60 years old or have undergone kidney, heart or lung transplantation are at the highest risk. Those who suffer the rupture often require surgery to repair the tendon.
Our antibiotic injury attorneys are investigating claims across the country on behalf of victims who have taken Levaquin and now suffer from tendon injuries, ruptured rotator cuffs, Achilles tendons, biceps, thumbs and hands. Patients who have used has used Levaquin or its generic Levofloxacin and have developed tendonitis, tendon rupture or other tendon related damage are urged to contact our Levaquin claims lawyers for a consultation about your potential claim.
Currently there is a Multi-District Levaquin Claim pending in the United States District Court, District of Minnesota in front of Judge John R. Tunheim which permits claims from around the country to be directly filed. The Court has ordered a new trial date for March 5, 2013.