Levaquin Litigation Heating Up; 15 New Lawsuits Filed Against J&J In Illinois Court

Litigation over tendon rupture injuries from Levaquin, Johnson & Johnson’s (J&J) antibiotic drug used to treat respiratory and urinary tract infections, is heating up. Fifteen new Levaquin lawsuits have been filed in Illinois court alleging that J&J and subsidiaries Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical and J&J Pharmaceutical Research and Development knew for years that Levaquin, a fluoroquinolone antibiotic also known as levofloxacin, caused severe tendon problems, but that the companies failed to warn consumers and manipulated clinical data to increase profits

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