I was floxed in the last months of 2011. (I took the Cipro in November but didn’t react until December so my flox-iversary is debatable.) For most of the time that I have been a “Floxie” the general word among fellow Floxies was that lawyers weren’t accepting fluoroquinolone toxicity cases. It was only after the August, 2013 adjustment to the FDA warning label accompanying fluoroquinolones, that added the warning of permanent peripheral neuropathy, that I even heard of lawyers accepting fluoroquinolone toxicity cases. Now there are at least 2 law firms that are taking fluoroquinolone toxicity cases. I appreciate them both so I’m going to plug them:
Red Law, LLP
There are a million personal reasons why you may or may not want to pursue legal recourse and I respect all of them. It’s a very personal decision and I am not trying to pressure you in any way. I do want to make sure that you know that the option is available though. Both of the firms listed above are taking cases.
I have no reason to think that either firm is better than the other. I have been in contact with both the Red Law attorneys and Chris Nidel, the principal at Nidel Law. They all seem competent and professional.
Legal pursuits are probably the only way that the system is going to change; that people are going to stop being needlessly poisoned by fluoroquinolone antibiotics. It’s not your responsibility to be part of the change in the world that keeps others from getting hurt, but it may be some consolation as you go through the pain of a lawsuit.
I could complain ad nauseam about how the legal system isn’t set up to compensate victims of fluoroquinolone toxicity, but I’ll refrain because it’s pointless. We have to start with where we are, with the system as it is. I wish you all the best of luck in getting your cases accepted, getting the compensation that you deserve, and changing the world for the better.