Achilles Tendon Lawsuit News and Information
The antibiotic Levaquin has been associated with side effects that could increase the risk of tendon ruptures and permanent damage to the tendon, resulting in hundreds of failure to warn lawsuits filed throughout the United States. The manufacturers now face questions about whether adequate warnings have been provided about the risk of retina detachment with [...]
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State and federal court trials are scheduled to begin in April and May, respectively, for claims over tendon ruptures from Levaquin, an antibiotic made by Johnson & Johnson.
A Minnesota jury has awarded $1.8 million in the first bellwether Levaquin lawsuit, including $1.1 million in punitive damages against Johnson & Johnson and a subsidiary for recklessly failing to warn consumers and doctors of about the risk of tendon ruptures from Levaquin.
The first Levaquin trial, involving allegations that the popular antibiotic increases the risk of tendon ruptures, is underway in federal court in Minnesota.
A status conference is scheduled for today in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota to discuss the status of the Levaquin litigation, involving lawsuits filed by users of the antibiotic who suffered severe tendon damage and other side effect of Levaquin. Lawyers will also review with the Court the schedule for the [...]
A federal judge has denied a motion by Johnson & Johnson attorneys to have a Levaquin Achilles tendon rupture lawsuit dismissed on summary judgment, paving the way for the case to proceed to trial.
Two new Levaquin lawsuits have been filed in Illinois by four plaintiffs who say that the popular antibiotic caused them to experience tendon problems.
As the first trials for lawsuits over tendon damage from Levaquin approach in the federal multidistrict litigation (MDL), Plaintiffs are renewing their request to have several of the “bellwether” cases consolidated for one trial.
U.S. District Judge John Tunheim, who is presiding over all Levaquin lawsuits in federal court, has identified six cases that will serve as “bellwether” trials in the litigation, with early trial dates to help gauge how juries will respond to evidence and testimony that is likely to be presented in hundreds of other similar lawsuits [...]
U.S. District Judge John Tunheim has denied a motion filed by plaintiffs to consolidate three Levaquin lawsuits, which all involve users who suffered an Achilles tendon rupture or tear after using the antibiotic, into one “bellwether” trial in the federal MDL.
Johnson & Johnson is fighting attempts by plaintiffs in the federal litigation over their popular antibiotic, to consolidate the first three bellwether lawsuits into one Levaquin trial.
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