Feldman & Pinto’s Philadelphia drug injury lawyers are evaluating Cipro drug injury cases from people with Cipro side effects injuries.
Cipro (manufactured by Bayer AG) is one of a number of antibiotics in the fluoroquinolone family routinely prescribed to millions of people every year in the United States. Doctors have prescribed this drug to treat mild as well as serious bacterial infections.
Cipro use is associated with severe and potentially deadly injuries that can cause patients’ heart attacks, paralysis, strokes, and other serious effects, including:
- peripheral neuropathy
- tendon ruptures
- other severe injuries to tendons, muscles, joints, nervous systems, and nerves
- aortic bulges and aneurysms
- aortic tears and dissections
- abdominal aorta tears and dissections
Cipro users have more than twice the risk of aortic aneurysms and abdominal dissections than people who do not use these dangerous medications (JAMA Internal Medicine, November 2015). The increased risk of severe tendon, muscle, joint, central nervous system, and nerve damage prompted the FDA to advise doctors in April 2016 to stop prescribing these drugs for any infections that doctors can resolve with less risky treatment.
Cipro drug injury lawsuits filed against Bayer allege that the drug maker:
- was aware that Cipro increased the risk of the tendon, muscle, and other serious injuries noted above in people who used the drug, and
- failed to provide sufficient warnings of these risks to doctors and consumers
Cipro drug injury lawsuits brought against Bayer AG seek damages for users’ injuries caused by Cipro.
Our Philadelphia Medical Malpractice Lawyers also hold doctors who cause patients’ Cipro injuries accountable through legal action. A doctor who does not observe a patient for development of dangerous Cipro side effects can be responsible for the patient’s Cipro injuries caused by the doctor’s negligence.
Contact a Philadelphia Cipro Drug Injury Lawyer
You may be entitled to money damages if you suffered personal injuries after using Cipro. Please contact Feldman & Pinto to learn more about filing a Cipro drug injury lawsuit. Our personal injury lawyers can help you obtain the compensation and justice you deserve.