Trovan Liver Damage Lawsuits
Trovan (trovafloxaci) is an powerful antibiotic used to treat infections. Trovan was widely prescribed for infections when it was first introduced in 1998. However, doctors and the FDA soon realized that the drug was often too toxic. Trovan elevated liver enzymes which lead to many instances of liver failure, damage and in some cases death. As these cases mounted it became evident the drug would need to be pulled from the market or restricted. The consumer advocacy group Public Citizen has requested the FDA to take Trovan off the market after 140 documented cases of serious liver damage.
By 1999 the Food and Drug Administration alerted doctors and consumers with a public health advisory that stated the risks Trojan posed to the liver were simply to great for general use. the company quickly restricted Trovan for use in life-threatening conditions.
For many consumers the warning came too late.
Attorneys believe this dangerous antibiotic was negligently over prescribed, with nearly 2.5 million prescriptions for common infections in the first year alone.
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