Too Much Of A Good Thing: Antibiotics

In many situations, antibiotics are the best options for helping the body recover from serious illnesses, but there are significant dangers involved with overprescribing antibiotics and certain antibiotics that are dangerous at any level. After suffering serious illnesses as a result of antibiotics, it is critical to consult with an experienced attorney who can help you obtain the compensation you deserve.

At the Law Office of Jean Sutton Martin, we serve clients throughout the Wilmington, North Carolina, area. With more than 18 years of experience as a lawyer, Jean Sutton Martin focuses exclusively on dangerous medications and medical devices, so our team has the knowledge and focus to help our clients through their cases. We will explain your rights and options clearly and walk you through every step of your claim.

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We help clients who have suffered all types of injuries and illnesses as a result of antibiotics, including:

  • Tendon rupture and tendinitis: Cipro and related antibiotics are known to carry a significantly increased risk of tendinitis and tendon rupture. Due to continued reports of these problems, the FDA has ordered a "black box" warning for these drugs regarding the risks for tendinitis and tendon rupture.
  • Vision problems: From blurry vision to more serious issues like retinal detachment, certain antibiotics cause an increased risk of eye and vision problems. Retinal detachment occurs when the retina separates from the tissue underneath it, resulting in bright flashes, blurry vision and other serious vision problems.
  • Peripheral neuropathy: Cipro, Levaquin and other antibiotics are known to increase the risk of permanent nerve damage. Users have suffered pain, burning, tingling, numbness and weakness as a result of these antibiotics.
  • Kidney failure: Some antibiotics are known to cause kidney failure and other serious kidney problems.
  • Pediatric health problems: Antibiotics can increase the risk of fatal diarrhea and other health problems in children.

Some antibiotics carry significant health risks and should be used to treat only the most serious, life-threatening illnesses. However, doctors often prescribe these medications for bronchitis and sinus infections, where much less dangerous treatments would likely be sufficient. If you have been harmed by antibiotics, attorney Martin and our legal team can help you.

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Since we take cases on contingency, you will not be charged any attorney fees until we are successful in your case. Call 800-678-6612 or email us to schedule a free consultation with our firm.