Levaquin is a commonly used antibiotic manufactured by Janssen Pharmaceutical, a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, which two significant medical studies have linked to an increased risk - as much as double - of life-threatening injuries of the aorta, the largest artery in the body. Levaquin and Avelox are a class of antibiotics known as fluoroquinolones that are widely used as treatment of respiratory and urinary tract infections.
Two independent medical studies, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association and the British Medical Journal, demonstrated that Levaquin, Avelox and other fluoroquinolones, double the risk of potentially fatal aortic aneurysms and aortic dissections. RxWatch has issued a safety alert for Levaquin and Avelox and is offering a free, no-obligation, confidential lawsuit consultation for anyone, or the families of those, who have suffered a medical condition after taking one of these drugs.
Levaquin, Avelox and other fluoroquinolone antibiotics are used annually by more than 26 million Americans to treat common infections. The millions of people using Levaquin, Avelox and other related drugs to treat a respiratory or urinary tract infection never expected that their medication could cause an aneurysm, aortic dissection or other life-threatening side effect. Levaquin and Avelox have been shown to double the risk of aortic injuries, such as aortic aneurysm and aortic dissection.
The aorta is the largest artery in the body, running from the heart and distributing oxygenated blood to the organs and body. The walls of the aorta have multiple layers, which work in different ways and are vital to a functioning circulatory system. Recent medical studies show an increase in aortic aneurysm, where a section of the aortic wall becomes weakened, which causes that section to balloon slowly over time. This section of the aorta can rupture, leading to massive internal bleeding. The rupture of an aortic aneurysm can prove fatal.
Aortic aneurysms often have no symptoms until it is too late. An aortic aneurysm may cause an unexplained pain in the chest, abdomen or back and can be diagnosed with medical imaging. Aortic aneurysm repair is a major medical procedure, requiring open chest surgery if the aneurysm is in the thoracic portion of the aorta.
An aortic dissection is when the interior wall of the aorta tears and the blood moving through the tear causes the middle and outer layers to separate, or dissect. An aortic dissection can result in internal bleeding, which can cause death or damage to vital organs, including the heart and kidney failure.
Two independent medical studies analyzed users of Levaquin and Avelox, both large and controlled and both published in leading peer-reviewed journals, found that using these antibiotics can double the risk of developing an aortic aneurysm or aortic dissection. This was discovered to be the case for both current and past Levaquin and Avelox users.
Onder Law, the law firm behind RxWatch that recently won the $72 million baby powder ovarian cancer verdict against Johnson & Johnson, is offering a free, no-obligation, confidential consultation to anyone who used Levaquin or Avelox and was diagnosed with an aortic aneurysm or aortic dissection, as well as those or family members of persons who experienced internal bleeding, heart attack, stroke, kidney failure or death due to the rupture of an aortic aneurysm or dissection.
Onder Law will represent all persons involved in a Levaquin or Avelox lawsuit on a contingency basis, meaning there are never any legal fees unless we win compensation in your case. For a free no-obligation consultation please complete the brief online contact form or call us at 1-800-799-2824 and one of our attorneys handling national* Levaquin and Avelox lawsuits will contact you to answer any of your questions. Levaquin and Avelox lawsuits are NOT class action lawsuits. Pharmaceutical lawsuits generally become Multi-District Litigations that are consolidated in the federal court system, but where plaintiffs receive compensation individually based upon the extent of the damage caused.
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