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Cipro Class Action Lawsuit

Cipro Class Action Lawsuit

Cipro is a popular antibiotic for routine infections. In rare cases, it causes severe heart problems, nerve damage, skin reactions, and other devastating side effects.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Cipro induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with a severe side effect of Cipro, 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 toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

What is the Problem?

Cipro® (ciprofloxacin) is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic. All of these antibiotics are known to damage connective tissues and collagen throughout the body — most commonly in tendons, but also the heart and the aorta.

Study Links Cipro and Heart Valve Problems

In September 2019, a study found an increased risk of heart valve damage for people who were currently using Cipro, or within 60 days of the last dose of Cipro. Experts believe that heart valve damage occurs when Cipro damages the delicate flaps that open and close the valves.

Cipro and Heart Failure

People who suffer heart valve problems from Cipro may also be at risk of heart failure. When the valves do not close properly, blood leaks backward, forcing the heart to pump harder to supply the body with enough blood. Over time, the heart becomes too weak to supply the body with enough blood. This can result in heart failure and other cardiovascular side effects.

Cipro and Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS)

The label on Cipro warns that it can cause allergic reactions after just one dose. Therefore, patients should seek emergency medical attention at the first sign of an allergic reaction or skin rash, unless the rash is clearly not drug-related. Patients on Cipro have developed Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN).

FDA Updates Cipro Nerve Damage Warnings

The FDA did not add peripheral neuropathy to the list of Cipro side effects until 2004. Unfortunately, these warnings were not strong enough. In August 2013, the FDA issued a Safety Communication and warned that symptoms typically appeared rapidly (within a matter of days) and could cause permanent nerve damage.

Severe Side Effects of Cipro

  • Heart failure
  • Heart valve problems
  • Heart attack
  • Hospitalization for heart problems
  • Aortic aneurysm (aortic dissection)
  • Internal bleeding
  • Nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy)
  • Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS)
  • Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN)
  • Death

Can I Join a Cipro Class Action Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is nationally recognized as a class action law firm. Many people have been injured by Cipro, but we are not filing a Cipro class action at this time. Instead, we are pursuing justice for each of our clients through individual lawsuits.

What is a Class Action?

Class actions are “representative” lawsuits in which a group of people collectively seek compensation. Class actions are ideal when a lot of people have the same legal claim against the same defendant, when it wouldn’t make sense for everyone to file a lawsuit alone.

Why We Are Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Class Action

Our attorneys file individual lawsuits because we believe each person who was severely injured by Cipro deserves a personal legal representative. The side effects of Cipro can make it difficult or impossible to lead a normal life. If you decide to file a lawsuit, you could  receive compensation for your pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost income, and more.

Do I have a Cipro Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Cipro induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with a severe side effect of Cipro, 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 toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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