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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 an allergic skin reaction known as Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS). This side effect can cause a severe skin rash, blisters, disfigurement, infections, blindness, and death.

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 SJS, 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.

Cipro and Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS)

The Prescribing Information (PDF) for 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.

Ptients on Cipro have developed Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN). In one report from 1993, a 31 year-old woman developed a rash over her entire body after taking Cipro for 6 days. In another study, 10 cases of SJS associated with Cipro were reported in Sweden between 1988 and 2000.

FDA Updates Cipro Nerve Damage Warnings

All antibiotics in the fluoroquinolone class, including Cipro, are associated with a risk of permanent nerve damage known as peripheral neuropathy. One study, published in 2001, described 45 cases of peripheral neuropathy from fluoroquinolone antibiotics, including 11 cases associated with Cipro. Most cases were “severe,” occurred within three days, and lasted more than one year.

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 be permanent.

What is the problem?

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 argue for compensation. They are ideal when a lot of people have the same legal claim against the same defendant — for example, employment discrimination by a corporation. 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. Nerve damage, tendon injuries, and other side effects can cause excruciating pain and permanent disability. It can be difficult or impossible to lead a normal life. If you decide to file a lawsuit, you could potentially receive compensation for your pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost income, disability, decreased quality of life, 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 SJS, 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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