What is Noroxin Used For?
Noroxin (generic: norfloxacin) is an antibiotic that belongs to a group of medications called fluoroquinolones. The drug works by fighting bacteria in the body, and is used to treat different bacterial infections of the prostate or urinary tract (bladder and kidneys).
What’s the Problem with Noroxin?
Studies have found that side effects of Noroxin may include a severe form of nerve damage called peripheral neuropathy, as well as tendon ruptures, tendonitis, and aortic aneurysm / aortic dissection.
Which Side Effects has Noroxin Been Linked to?
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Tendon damage / tendon ruptures
- Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
- Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS)
- Toxic Epidermal Necrosis (TEN)
- Central nervous system disorders
- Hypersensitivity reactions
- Loss of consciousness
- Cardiovascular collapse
- Life-threatening skin reactions
- And more
What are Noroxin Lawsuits Alleging?
Our lawyers are investigating potential lawsuits for patients who developed nerve damage, peripheral neuropathy, aortic aneurysm and/or aortic dissection after taking Noroxin. Plaintiffs allege that Merck failed to adequately warn about these risks before bringing Noroxin to market.
Is There a Class Action?
Although we are a nationally recognized class action firm, the Pharmaceutical Litigation Group at Schmidt & Clark, LLP, has decided against the filing of a Noroxin Class Action Suit, and is currently only accepting potential individual claims on behalf of individuals who developed severe nerve damage, peripheral neuropathy, aortic aneurysm or aortic dissection after taking Noroxin.
How Much Does it Cost to File a Lawsuit?
When you choose Schmidt & Clark, LLP, to represent you, it literally costs nothing to file a lawsuit. Our lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, which means that you pay nothing unless we achieve a favorable outcome in your case.
Is There a Time Limit to File a Claim?
Like all civil lawsuits, there is a designated time limit regarding how long plaintiffs have to file a claim over injuries alleged from Noroxin. These deadlines, called “statutes of limitations,” vary from state to state. If you feel you’ve been injured, contact our lawyers today to learn more about your legal rights. Waiting to do so could bar you from pursuing a claim.
What Damages Could I Be Awarded?
If our lawyers determine that you have a valid claim, you may be entitled to compensation to assist with:
- The cost of hospital stays, emergency room visits, ambulance rides
- The cost of future treatments
- Income lost because you were unable to work
- Physical and emotional suffering
- Cost incurred due to death
Have There Been Any Settlements?
As a result of Merck’s failure to provide adequate warnings regarding nerve damage, peripheral neuropathy and aortic aneurysm / aortic dissection associated with Noroxin, it appears that thousands of former users may be entitled to receive a settlement for their injuries. However, the litigation remains in the early stages and it will likely take several years before Merck agrees to settle some or all of the cases.