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Floxin Aortic Aneurysm Lawsuit

Floxin Aortic Aneurysm Lawsuit

Recent studies have found that people who use fluoroquinolone antibiotics like Floxin could be up to 3-times more likely to develop a life-threatening aortic aneurysm.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Floxin induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with an aortic aneurysm, 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?

Fluoroquinolone antibiotics can damage connective tissues, which is why the label on Floxin carries a “Black Box” warning label about tendonitis and tendon ruptures. There is growing evidence that they can also damage connective tissue in the wall of the aorta, which could increase the risk of an aortic aneurysm.

What is an Aortic Aneurysm?

The aorta is a major blood vessel that carries oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the body. Aortic aneurysms occur when the wall of the aorta weakens and “balloons” outward. An aneurysm can grow for years without causing symptoms, which is why it is sometimes called a “silent killer.”

When symptoms do appear, it is usually because the aorta has ripped open. In an aortic dissection, the inner wall ruptures and causes bleeding inside the aorta itself. In severe cases, the aorta ruptures and causes severe internal bleeding.

Studies of Aortic Aneurysms and Antibiotics

Aortic aneurysms are very rare, but studies have found that they are more common in people who take fluoroquinolone antibiotics. In October 2015, a study by researchers in Taiwan found a 2.4-fold increased risk associated with the use of fluoroquinolone antibiotics. Just weeks later, the British Medical Journal published another study linking fluoroquinolone antibiotics with a tripled increased risk of aortic aneurysm.

Warning Signs & Symptoms

Aneurysms may not produce any symptoms until they are very large or rupture. Early symptoms may include a throbbing feeling in the stomach, abdomen, back, or side, and the pain may radiate to other areas of the body.

Once an aneurysm ruptures, symptoms are often dramatic and severe. Patients may feel like they are having a heart attack. They can rapidly go into shock and suffer organ failure or death due to bleeding inside the body.

Ruptured aortic aneurysm symptoms may include:

  • Sudden, severe, and persistent pain
  • Sweating
  • Skin is pale, cold, and clammy
  • Dizziness or loss of consciousness
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Heartbeat is fast but weak
  • Low blood pressure
  • And more

Do I have a Floxin Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Floxin induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with an aortic aneurysm, 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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