Monday, June 20, 2011

Defense Verdict in Case Claiming Levaquin Caused Injuries


The drug maker Johnson & Johnson was granted a zero verdict in a case claiming that a man suffered a  tendon injury because of his use of the antibiotic Levaquin.

The case was heard in Minneapolis, and involved Plaintiff Calvin Christensen. He said he ruptured the Achilles tendon in his right foot after taking the drug while hospitalized for pneumonia.

Christensen’s lawsuit was the 2nd case to go to trial. There are nearly 2700 lawsuits in the pipeline claiming that Levaquin caused tendon damage in patients and that J and J  did not properly warn of its risks.