Antibiotics Linked to Serious Health Complications
December 6th, 2016|
Antibiotics are considered one of the greatest medical advancements of the last 200 years. With them, doctors are able to combat a wealth of deadly conditions that were previously untreatable. In recent years, studies indicate that antibiotics are becoming less and less effective, leading to extensive research into new, more powerful antibiotics. However, some of these medications, such as Diflucan and Levaquin, have been linked to severe health complications.
Diflucan is an antibiotic drug used to treat certain fungal infections. However, in 2011, the FDA warned that Diflucan may cause severe birth defects when taken by pregnant women. These birth defects include brachycephaly (a premature fusion of bones at the top of the skull) and arthrogryposis (shortened joints in the hands, wrists, elbows, shoulders, and knees).
Levaquin is an antibiotic prescribed to treat infections of the sinuses, skin, lungs, and urinary tract. Like Diflucan, Levaquin has been linked to serious health conditions, including aortic dissection, aortic aneurism, and peripheral neuropathy.
If you or someone you love suffered health complications after taking Diflucan or Levaquin, contact us today for a free consultation. Our experienced drug injury lawyers will fully investigate the cause of your condition and hold the drug manufacturer responsible. You may be entitled to significant compensation, so contact us today.