Levaquin

BACKGROUND

Ortho-McNiel’s Levaquin is an antibiotic used to fight bacteria in the body. A dangerous side effect to this drug is major nerve damage. Because of this, there have been thousands of lawsuits filed against Johnson & Johnson seeking settlements for injuries caused by the use of Levaquin.

Manufacturer: Ortho-McNiel-Janssen Pharmaceuticals

Use: antibiotic that fights bacteria in the body

LITIGATION:

  • Number of lawsuits: thousands
  • Injuries: major nerve damage
  • Defendants: Johnson & Johnson
  • Trial
    • Date: 2010
    • District Court of Minneapolis
    • Status: $1.7 million to man suffering permanent injuries due to Levaquin use