Archive for July, 2009

Levaquin Tendon Injuries Now Being Evaluated By Texas, California, & Florida Attorneys At The Mulligan Law Firm

July 2009

Levaquin:
 
Levaquin is a brand-name of Levofloxacin, a synthetic chemotherapeutic agent that belongs to a class of broad-spectrum antibiotics called fluroquinolones. Levaquin is a prescription-based drug that can be used by adults in the treatment of pneumonia, skin-infections, sinusitis, bronchitis, kidney infections, bladder infections, prostate infections, and inhaled-anthrax.

Levaquin Side-Effects:
 
A number of serious side-effects have been associated with the use of Levaquin. Those side effects include Achilles tendon ruptures, ruptures to the shoulder, hand, biceps and thumb. In addition, serious tendon damage has also been reported in patients prescribed Levaquin.
 
Levaquin and the FDA:
 
In October 2008, the Food and Drug Administration issued an alert that stated: “Fluoroquinolones, including Levaquin, are associated with an increased risk of tendinitis and tendon rupture in all ages. This risk is further increased in older patients usually over 60 years of age, in patients taking corticosteroid drugs, and in patients with kidney, heart and lung transplants.”
 
The FDA added: “Tendon rupture can occur during or after completion of therapy; cases occurring up to several months after completion of therapy have been reported. Levaquin should be discontinued if the patient experiences pain, swelling, inflammation or rupture of a tendon. Patients should be advised to rest at the first sign of tendinitis or tendon rupture, and to contact their health-care provider regarding changing to a non-quinolone antimicrobial drug.”
 
Levaquin Lawsuits:
 
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured after taking Levaquin, contact us right now. We have experienced lawyers standing by right now to help you. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. We take all cases on a contingency-fee basis, which means you do not pay for our services unless you receive an award or compensation. Do not Delay. Your rights and compensation may be lost forever if you wait.  Please contact Eric W. Gruenwald, Attorney / Lawyer for more information at 866-529-0001  Extension 245

Accutane® Potential Claims Now Being Investigated Nationwide By California, Texas, & Florida Attorneys At The Mulligan Law Firm

July 2009

Accutane®:
 
Acctutane® (a marketed name of Isotretinoin) is used in the treatment of severe nodular acne. It is generally used in patients who fail to significantly respond to other forms of acne treatments, such as antibiotics. Accutane works by reducing the amount of oil released by oil-glands in the skin, and helps the skin to renew itself.
 
Accutane Side-Effects:
 
Individuals taking Isotretinoin may experience side effects including severe headaches, blurred vision, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, seizures, stroke, diarrhea, and muscle weakness. Additionally, serious mental health problems, such as depression and suicide, have been reported with Isotretinoin use.
 
Accutane and the FDA:
 
According to the Food and Drug Administration: “Isotretinoin is a potentially dangerous prescription medicine that should only be taken under the close supervision of your health-care professional and pharmacist. If you are pregnant or may get pregnant, Isotretinoin can cause birth defects, miscarriage, premature births, and death in babies. Buying this product over the Internet bypasses important procedures to ensure that patients can take this drug safely. When these procedures are ignored, Isotretinoin can cause serious and harmful side effects.”
 
Accutane Lawsuits:
 
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured after taking Accutane, contact us right now. We have experienced lawyers standing by right now to help you. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. We take all cases on a contingency-fee basis, which means you do not pay for our services unless you receive an award or compensation. Do not Delay. Your rights and compensation may be lost forever if you wait.  Please contact Eric Gruenwald, Attorney / Lawyer at 1-866-529-0001, Extension 245.