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Avelox Nerve Damage Lawsuit

Avelox Nerve Damage Lawsuit

The antibiotic Avelox belongs to a class of medications that have been linked to a doubled increased risk of nerve damage. In many cases, symptoms develop within a few days and cause serious complications that last for months or even years.

What You Can Do & How a Avelox Lawsuit Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Avelox induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was diagnosed with nerve damage, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug Litigation Group or call us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

Avelox Nerve Damage

When Bayer introduced Avelox (moxifloxacin) in 1999, the label did not carry warnings about nerve damage. However, evidence linking antibiotics and nerve damage had been growing for decades.

In 2001, a study of 45 cases of antibiotic-induced nerve damage found that 36 cases were severe, 84% occurred rapidly (within less than one week), and 58% lasted for at least one year.

In August 2014, a study published in Neurology found that people who used fluoroquinolone antibiotics (a class that includes Avelox) were twice as likely to be diagnosed with nerve damage. Conclusions were based on data from over 6,200 cases between 2001-2011.

FDA Warnings

In August 2013, the FDA published a Safety Communication to emphasize the rapid onset of symptoms and potentially permanent complications. The FDA required Bayer to update the label on Avelox.

According to the FDA:

“[Avelox] may cause symptoms in the arms or legs such as pain, burning, tingling, numbness, weakness, or a change in sensation to light touch, pain or temperature. … Contact your health care professional right away if you take a fluoroquinolone drug and experience any of the above symptoms.”

Avelox Lawsuits

In 2014, a lawsuit (PDF) was filed by a woman from Tennessee who developed nerve damage after taking Avelox. She accuses Bayer of misleading patients by stating that nerve damage was “rare” and completely failing to mention any risk of permanent nerve damage. Click here to read more.

What is Nerve Damage?

Avelox is associated with a type of nerve damage known as peripheral neuropathy, which primarily affects nerves in the arms and legs. Symptoms typically involve multiple organ systems, such as sensory nerves and motor nerves. This can cause problems with balance, body position, and walking. In most cases, people experience abnormal sensations like burning pain, tingling, “pins and needles,” and more.

Do I have an Avelox Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Avelox induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was diagnosed with nerve damage, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug Litigation Group or call us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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