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New Hampshire Personal Injury Lawyer Cautions Avelox Users
Keene, NH (Law Firm Newswire) January 26, 2011 - “Defective products don’t just come in the shape of
cars, tools, hair dryers, toys and medical devices; defective and deadly products come in the guise of pills
that are supposed to help you get better,” said Charlie Donahue, a New Hampshire personal injury lawyer
located in Keene. Donahue handles injury cases in New Hampshire and across the United States.
The pill in this case certainly did not make the patient that took it better. Instead, it resulted in severe tendon
damage to her hips after taking a drug for sinusitis. “This is a case I heard about just last month, and it involved
a 35-year-old woman given Avelox for sinusitis. Its side effect, also called an adverse reaction, caused tendonitis
in her hips. That damage directly impacted on her quality of life in terms of being able to walk properly,”
Despite what the defendant alleged at trial, that they were not responsible for the damages, the jury found
otherwise and awarded $203,614 for pain and suffering. It was not too difficult to reach that particular decision,
as there was more than ample evidence to support the plaintiff’s stated reaction to Avelox.
All it took was for the plaintiff’s legal counsel to check the literature online that indicated that Avelox is a
fluoroquinolone, noted to have a direct impact on tendons, more specifically the Achilles’ tendon. In this
instance, it was the plaintiff’s hip tendons that took a beating, as a result of taking this questionable drug.
“And yet, the drug maker still kept selling it and stating the adverse reactions were not related to their drug. It
appears that the many patient reports to the Food and Drug Administration and found online in various forums
indicates otherwise,” Donahue said.
“If you have been in a situation like this, for instance, you took this drug, or another one, and had frightening
side effects that caused everything from black urine, severe headaches, ruptured tendons, sore kidneys and
numbness to burning in your extremities, we need to talk. You need to know what you can do to recover
compensation for your medical and emotional distress. I am here to help you, should you choose to work with
me. Personal injury law is my only job and I work for you, no one else,” Donahue said.
To learn more about New Hampshire personal injury attorney, Charlie Donahue,
Donahue Law Firm
143 West St.
Keene, NH 03431
Call: (603) 357-2363
Toll Free: (800) 498-4554
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