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Quinolone Antibiotics

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The legal team at Wormington & Bollinger defends those affected by quinolone antibiotics, fighting to secure the compensation you deserve.

When a patient is suffering from an infection, one of the first recommendations is for a doctor to prescribe the use of antibiotics. While there are times when antibiotics can save a person’s life, the use of these medications could come at a cost due to serious side effects. Unfortunately, medications such as Quinolone antibiotics have caused many unsuspecting patients to experience severe, life-changing injuries.

If you or a loved one is the victim of prescription drug harm because of the use of antibiotics, then it’s time to talk to a Quinolone antibiotics attorney for support.

Serious Side Effects from Quinolone Antibiotics

Quinolone antibiotics, also known as fluoroquinolone antibiotics, are often used to treat symptoms and resolve different types of infections. For example, a doctor might recommend that patients take these antibiotics if they have a sinus infection, urinary tract infection, pneumonia, or bronchitis. These infections are quite common, so millions of people receive Quinolone antibiotic prescriptions annually.

This class of quinolone antibiotics includes multiple name-brands, including Cipro, Avelox, Factive, Floxin, and Levaquin. Additionally, the name brands have generic equivalents, which means many medications fall in this class of antibiotics.

Even though the use of Quinolone antibiotics is quite common, there are many known side effects, such as:

  • Tendon Ruptures:
    Quinolone antibiotics can affect connective tissues, having a negative effect on collagen fibrils within tendons. As a result, these medications can increase the likelihood of tendinitis and tendon rupture. The most common tendon to be damaged is the Achilles tendon. 
  • Nerve Damage:
    A condition known as peripheral neuropathy is associated with the use of Quinolone antibiotics. This side effect is so common that the FDA started requiring the manufacturers to put warning labels on the medications to warn patients of the risk of this type of permanent nerve damage.
  • Aortic Dissection or Aneurysm:
    Another possible and serious side effect is a dissection of the aorta wall, which causes blood to leak into surrounding tissue. Or an aortic aneurysm is a bulge that develops. Most people don’t realize that this type of aorta problem has occurred, until serious, life-threatening results happen. If this condition is undetected and affects the main artery, then it can be fatal. 
  • Gastrointestinal Issues:
    It’s common for patients using Quinolone antibiotics to experience gastrointestinal issues such as nausea, vomiting, and dyspepsia. While these symptoms are sometimes mild and might subside when the patient stops using the medication, they can sometimes lead to more serious health complications.

How to Pursue Legal Action for Negligence from Quinolone Antibiotics

Are you living with the consequences of injury from antibiotics? Then it’s time to learn more about your rights through an antibiotic lawsuit. Hiring a Quinolone antibiotic attorney is the first step. You deserve an advocate with related experience and knowledge to build a strong case on your behalf.

At Wormington & Bollinger, our goal is to help you hold any negligent parties responsible for the injuries they caused. Additionally, we help victims like you maximize available compensation, giving you the financial support you need to help with your recovery. 

We have a proven approach to build your case and establish negligence for your prescription drug harm. This process involves collecting medical records and documentation from the drug manufacturers. It’s necessary to prove that the use of this medication was the factor that caused your injury. By establishing your case, your Quinolone antibiotic attorney will be able to advocate and negotiate on your behalf to get the financial compensation you deserve.

Contact us today. Wormington & Bollinger is here to help you get the settlement that you deserve.

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