MINNEAPOLIS (CN) - Four men claim Ortho McNeil and Johnson & Johnson's drug Levaquin caused their Achilles tendons to rupture.
Two men say they were prescribed the anti-bacterial drug to treat pneumonia, one for a sinus infection and one for a prostate infection. They claim the defendants knew Levaquin (Levofloxacin) is dangerous "because of its propensity to cause tendon ruptures and other serious tendon injuries," particularly in older patients, and particularly when it is taken with corticosteroids. They want punitive damages for fraud, negligence, and unfair trade. They are represented by Stacy Hauer with Zimmerman Reed. See complaint.