A family of widely-prescribed antibiotics called Fluoroquinolones pose a serious risk of physical danger to any and all patients who ingest the drugs. Cipro, Levaquin, and Avelox are the brand names for Fluoroquinolone antibiotics, and these drugs are among the most prescribed drugs in the world. Cipro, Levaquin, and Avelox cause peripheral neuropathy in patients of all ages and health backgrounds, possibly doubling the risk of permanent nerve damage.
From bronchitis, to urinary tract infections, to surgical prophylaxis, and other applications, these antibiotics can cause nerve damage, numbness, tingling, burning, and pain in the peripheral nervous system, including arms, legs, joints, and other parts of the body.
Patients are still at risk even if they’ve taken the drug for a short period of time, including a time period of one to two weeks.
A recent Canadian study found Fluoroquinolones double the risk for permanent nerve damage. On August 28, 2014, The Vancouver Sun reported that “a popular class of oral antibiotics doubles the risk of experiencing permanent nerve damage, according to new research published in the journal Neurology.”
Gomez Trial Attorneys has already received hundreds of calls and emails complaining of permanent nerve damage and other similar symptoms. Many of these patients have already been diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy.
Attorneys John Gomez, John Fiske, and Stephanie Poli are currently reviewing potential cases and plan to file lawsuits against the manufacturers of these harmful drugs.
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