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Levaquin Lawsuit Continues

U.S. District Court in Minnesota Judge John R. Tunnheim denied a motion for summary judgment in a suit filed by Johnson & Johnson in a Levaquin lawsuit set for trial.
J&J’s argument was the classic “doctor would have prescribed it anyway even if he knew of the risks” defense. The Plaintiff’s treating doctor did testify that he would have approached his patient’s case differently if he had know that Levaquin had greater tendon toxicity.
Plaintiff’s Levaquin lawsuit alleges – as most of the claims involving Levaquin do – that the drug causes tendonitis, tendinopathy and tendon ruptures.