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Avelox (monifloxacin hydrochloride) is an antibiotic used by people with bacterial infections, including sinusitis, chronic bronchitis, and pneumonia. Avelox is a powerful antibiotic linked to a number of dangerous, debilitating, and life-threatening side effects that could cause permanent damage to vision, muscle and tendon injuries, and liver disorders. If you or a loved one suffered serious side effects after taking Avelox, or a loved one died after using the drug, be sure to talk to an Avelox attorney about your legal rights. You may be entitled to compensation for your losses. Call Hansen Dirani immediately for a free consultation: 877-583-0700. A delay may affect your rights.
Avelox is part of a class of drugs known as fluoroquinolones and has been used to treat 109 million patients worldwide, according to the manufacturer, Bayer AG. Tendon swelling and tendon rupture is a risk for anyone using Avelox. The risk of Avelox side effects is more pronounced for those who are older than 60 who have undergone kidney, heart and lung transplants. People on steroid therapy also are at risk. The drug may cause injury to tendons in a patient’s Achilles heel, shoulder, bicep, thumb, or hand.
As early as 2004, Avelox was linked to painful and debilitating eye injuries that could ultimately lead to blindness. These painful conditions include uveitis, a potentially irreversible eye injury that causes swelling of the uvea (the middle level of the eye where the iris is located) and could eventually lead to glaucoma. Studies show that symptoms of uveitis are acute, typically appear in both eyes, and can occur within only two weeks of starting to use Avelox. Signs of Avelox-related eye injury include:
If you were injured, you deserve compensation for the harm you have suffered. Unfortunately, the legal process to get the money you are owed can be complicated. At Hansen Dirani, we understand that you want justice after being wronged. We work hard for our clients who have sustained injuries due to Avelox and other potentially dangerous drugs. Contact an Avelox lawyer in Oklahoma today.
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