Our Philadelphia Blindness Lawsuit Attorneys offer representation to clients who became blind or suffered significant vision loss due to defective drugs. Blindness (total, near total, or significant vision loss) is a catastrophic personal injury that dramatically changes a person’s life. In addition to drastic change in lifestyle, blindness can result in the need for:
- extensive home modifications
- assistance with transportation
- loss of employment / wages and reduced earning capacity
- life-long medical care
- long-term rehabilitation and therapy
The maker of a defective drug that causes someone’s blindness can also be legally responsible for the person’s blindness damages.
Blindness lawsuits are extremely complex. Philadelphia Blindness Lawsuit Attorneys / Lawyers must employ a variety of experts to prove liability and causation in these cases. Needed experts may include:
- blindness experts (functional vision assessment experts)
- economic damage / financial experts
- experts to establish causation by defective pharmaceuticals (drugs)
Blindness Caused by Defective Drugs
Defective drugs (pharmaceuticals) can cause blindness / vision loss. Philadelphia Blindness Lawsuit Attorneys / Lawyers represent people who suffer from blindness due to dangerous and defective drugs. These drugs may include:
Topamax can cause vision loss and increased eye pressure that can lead to blindness if not properly treated. Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical, Inc., the maker of Topamax, added a warning to Topamax prescribing information about the risks of:
- acute myopia associated with secondary angle closure glaucoma
- potential for permanent vision loss (blindness) when these vision side effects are left untreated
See Philadelphia Topamax Drug Injury Lawyers for more information about Topamax injuries and Topamax lawsuits.
Avelox, Cipro, and Levaquin are among the fluoroquinolone antibiotics that can cause a user’s blindness. These antibiotics (fluoroquinolones) are associated with an increased risk of retinal detachment, which can lead to vision impairment or blindness. According to a study published in Jama (Journal of the American Medical Association), fluoroquinolone users are 5 times more likely than non-users to develop retinal detachment.
Avelox, Cipro, Levaquin, and other fluoroquinolone antibiotics may also cause:
- Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS), or
- Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN)
Both of these rare allergic reactions to fluoroquinolones can ultimately result in blindness. Note: Fluoroquinolone is often misspelled as flouroquinolone.
Contact a Philadelphia Blindness Lawsuit Attorney
If you or a loved one suffers from blindness caused by a defective drug, the Philadelphia Blindness Lawsuit Attorneys / Lawyers at Feldman & Pinto may be able to help you obtain compensation from the responsible parties. Contact us today to schedule a free evaluation of your catastrophic personal injury case.