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Woman Develops Severe Nerve Damage from Levaquin

Woman Develops Severe Nerve Damage from Levaquin

February 9, 2015 — A case report of a woman who was severely disabled after taking Levaquin has been published by CBS Boston.

The woman, Andea Siani, said she developed numbness in her arm after taking Levaquin for only nine days:

“That night I woke up around midnight, and it felt like flames were coming out of my elbows.”

She now has problems getting around her house, running errands, or going shopping for food.

Unfortunately, because Siani was taking a generic version of Levaquin (levofloxacin), her options for seeking compensation through litigation are limited. Although thousands of people have reported similar side effects, only a small percentage who used the brand-name version are filing lawsuits.

A growing number of lawsuits accuse Johnson & Johnson of failing to adequately warn about the risk of peripheral neuropathy, a type of nerve damage that can occur after taking Levaquin for just a few days. The complications can last a lifetime and cause severe disability.

Peripheral neuropathy was added to the list of Levaquin side effects back in 2004. Since August 2013, new Safety Warnings on the label for Levaquin have emphasized the risk of rapid, severe, permanent nerve damage.

Symptoms include pain, burning, tingling, numbness, weakness, or a change in sensation to light touch, pain or temperature, or the sense of body position. Peripheral neuropathy can occur at any time during treatment and last for months, years, or permanently.

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

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