A woman who allegedly developed peripheral neuropathy after taking the antibiotic drug Levaquin (generic: levofloxacin) has filed a products liability lawsuit against Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Johnson & Johnson.
Third Levaquin Lawsuit Filed in Pennsylvania
August 30, 2016 – For the third time in just over a month, A lawsuit alleging peripheral neuropathy from Levaquin has been filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The most recent suit was filed by Plaintiff Stephen Sullivan, who was allegedly diagnosed with neuropathy in December 2001. A separate class action lawsuit was filed August 11 in the same court by Michelin Rowell, a North Carolina woman who claims Levaquin is a defective drug and that J&J committed fraud when it failed to warn about the peripheral neuropathy risk with the medication.
What’s the Problem?
July 19, 2016 – According to the lawsuit, Plaintiff Louise Bredice was diagnosed with irreversible peripheral neuropathy as a direct result of her use of Levaquin. Bredice holds Janssen and J&J responsible for her injuries because the companies allegedly had knowledge about the potential risk of neuropathy from Levaquin, yet failed to warn about the side effect on the drug’s labeling.
Plaintiff is seeking a jury trial, general and special damages, all medical expenses, interest, full refund of the purchase costs of Levaquin, compensatory damages, consequential damages, punitive damages, court costs and any further relief the court grants.
The complaint was filed last Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania under case number 2:16-cv-03841-WB. Allegations against the defendants include breach of implied warranty, design defect, failure to warn, fraud, negligence, and negligent misrepresentation.
Do I Have a Levaquin Lawsuit?
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