A New Jersey Levaquin lawyer notes that the antibiotic prescription medication Levaquin may lead to cell damage, neurodegenerative side effects and other problems. Claimed efforts to cover up these risks for the sake of profit allegedly center around a former U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner whose husband stood to profit substantially from strong Levaquin sales. Affected patients and their families may be able to file a lawsuit with the help of a New Jersey Levaquin lawsuit attorney.
For more information, contact Attorney Group for New Jersey. We offer free, confidential, no obligation consultations. We can help answer your questions, and if you choose to pursue a case we can connect you with an affiliated New Jersey Levaquin lawyer who can assist you throughout the legal process.
Plaintiffs Claim Former FDA Commissioner Failed to Respond to Complaints
A group of plaintiffs who allege that they experienced psychosis, liver and kidney problems and a host of other issues after taking the prescription drug Levaquin seek a jury trial and damages in a U.S. District Court. According to the The Daily Caller, among those named in the lawsuit is a former FDA commissioner whom the plaintiffs’ legal team argued had ulterior motives in keeping Levaquin on the market.
Appointed to run the FDA from 2009 – 2015, the commissioner is accused of acting outside the scope of her authority to conceal the dangers of the drug for her family’s own financial gain. Her husband, a co-CEO at a major New York hedge fund, held considerable stock in Johnson & Johnson, the maker of Levaquin, and allegedly stood to profit substantially from strong drug sales. Despite receiving “hundreds” of emails from patients detailing Levaquin side effects and two citizen petitions requesting label changes to emphasize a patient’s risk of neurodegenerative diseases and cell damage, the lawsuit claims that the commissioner did nothing. Though the FDA ultimately recommended strengthening Levaquin’s warning label, the recommended change did not come until after the accused commissioner’s departure, the website reported.
How a New Jersey Levaquin Lawyer Can Help
Drug makers have a duty to provide safe products. If there are risks of harm associated with their products, they also must provide adequate warnings. If a drug maker fails to fulfill this duty, it could be held liable in lawsuits for injuries that may result.
People injured by bad drugs may be eligible to recover money for:
- Medical Expenses
- Lost Wages
- Pain and Suffering
The families of those who have died may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.
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