Cipro is associated with life-threatening cases of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS). This rare allergic reaction causes a massive skin rash, blisters, and the top layer of skin peels off. Many people die from infections, organ damage, and other complications.
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Cipro and Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS)
Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS), and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN) are rare but serious side effects that can occur after just one dose of Cipro. The rash spreads all over the body within a few days. It also causes large blisters and painful inflammation of the mucous membranes (eyes, mouth, nose, genitals, etc.). The top layer of skin dies and peels off, which can result in blindness, sepsis, and death. The Label (PDF) on Cipro recommends seeking emergency medical attention at the first sign of a skin rash or hypersensitivity reaction to Cipro.
Cipro and Nerve Damage
In August 2013, the FDA warned that Avelox and other fluoroquinolone antibiotics increase the risk of peripheral neuropathy, a serious type of nerve damage in the arms and legs. In 2001, a study linked Cipro to 11 cases of peripheral neuropathy. The symptoms were usually severe, appeared within a few days, involved multiple organ systems, and 58% of cases lasted more than one year.
What is the problem?
The Clark Firm, LLP is nationally recognized as a class action law firm. However, we are not currently filing a Cipro class action lawsuit. Although many people have been injured by Cipro, we are focusing our efforts on individual lawsuits for people with the most serious injuries.
About Class Actions
A class action is a type of lawsuit that is filed on behalf of a large group of people. Each person’s individual claim is consolidated into one claim. A “class representative” is chosen and lawyers use that case to fight for compensation on behalf of other members. Class actions are ideal in certain circumstances, such as employment discrimination or fraudulent marketing of a product.
Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Class Action
Many people who were injured by Cipro have filed lawsuits, but not as part of a class action. Instead, they are individual lawsuits that have been centralized into one federal court in Minnesota since 2015. By the end of 2016, over 700 lawsuits were overseen by U.S. District Judge John R. Tunheim in Multi-District Litigation (MDL No. 2642). These lawsuits involve Cipro and 7 other fluoroquinolone antibiotics. All of the plaintiffs are people who were diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy or nerve damage.
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