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South Carolina Fluoroquinolones Injury Lawsuits

Experienced injury attorneys helping victims of dangerous antibiotics

Fluoroquinolones are a class of broad-spectrum antibiotics used to treat a range of bacterial, antibiotic-resistant, and hospital-acquired infections such as MRSA, urinary tract infections, and staph infections. Fluoroquinolones have been associated with several dangerous adverse effects, some of which can cause permanent injury and disability, such as aortic dissection and aortic aneurysm. McGowan, Hood & Felder can represent you in a claim if you have sustained serious injuries after taking fluoroquinolones. Please call us today.

Which drugs are affected?

  • Ciprofloxacin (Cipro)
  • Gemifloxacin (Factive)
  • Levofloxacin (Levaquin)
  • Moxifloxacin (Avelox)
  • Norfloxacin (Noroxin)
  • Ofloxacin (Floxin)

How do these antibiotics work?

Fluoroquinolones work by interfering with the enzymatic process that controls DNA production by stopping the reproduction of bacterial cells. The journal Nature reports that quinolone antibiotics were first developed in the 1960; in the 1980s, drug researchers added fluorine atoms to quinolone’s structure, which allowed the antibiotic to penetrate tissues throughout the body, including the central nervous system, boosting their effectiveness against a broad range of bacterial infections.

What are fluoroquinolones side effects?

Some of the rare but serious and even deadly side effects of fluoroquinolones include the following:

  • Aortic dissection
  • Aortic aneurysm

The FDA has required an extensive string of safety label changes for fluoroquinolones as increasing numbers and types of adverse effects have been reported.

Fluoroquinolones injury lawsuits

Patients who have taken fluoroquinolones and suffered serious injuries and related losses have filed lawsuits against the drug manufacturers because they failed to warn consumers about the grave risks associated with taking their products. While fluoroquinolone injuries are relatively rare, when these dangerous and sometimes deadly side effects cause serious and sometimes permanent injuries, the injured party deserves fair compensation. Drug companies that continue to sell a product that causes such dangerous side effects are negligent, and they should be held accountable to the people who have been injured.

If you took a fluoroquinolone and suffered an aortic dissection or an aortic aneurysm, you may have grounds for a medical product liability lawsuit against the drug manufacturer. If you have lost a loved one because of an injury from taking fluoroquinolones, McGowan, Hood & Felder can help you pursue a wrongful death claim.

Can a defective drug attorney help me with my case?

Working with the best fluoroquinolones injury expert witnesses can make or break your case. Our product liability lawyers are adept at legal strategy and knowledgeable about the law, but the expert witnesses know the science and they can analyze your medical records and find the evidence required to prove the connection between the defective drug and your serious injury.

We investigate the circumstances surrounding your injury, and we work with our subject matter experts to find the compelling evidence to prove that the defective drug caused your injury. We also negotiate with the drug company’s lawyers to come to an agreeable settlement or prepare to litigate your case in court.

These massive pharmaceutical companies, which generate billions in revenues every year, are going to have an aggressive legal defense to protect the company profits and make sure that you recover as little as possible. You can count on our experienced dangerous drug attorneys to vigorously pursue your claim and fight for the compensation you deserve.

How does my drug injury lawyer get paid?

Your defective drug injury attorney’s fees are calculated as a percentage of the total amount of your settlement or verdict. Because we take injury cases on contingency, you never have to worry about how you will pay for the services of an experienced product liability attorney upfront.

Schedule a consultation with an experienced defective drug injury lawyer today

McGowan, Hood & Felder’s South Carolina product liability lawyers work diligently for injury victims. You may want to discover what we can do for you. Call 803-327-7800 or fill out our contact form and schedule an appointment. We proudly serve clients throughout the South Carolina and nationwide from offices in Columbia, Rock Hill, Sumter, Georgetown, Greeneville and Charleston.