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Levaquin/Cipro/Avelox Class Action

December 2022 – Merchant Law Group LLP is pursuing a proposed class action lawsuit on behalf of certain Canadian residents, who:


  • were prescribed any of the following fluoroquinolone antibiotics: Levaquin®, Cipro®, Avelox®, Ran™-Ciproflox, Ran™-Ciprofloxacin, Apo-Ciproflox, Apo-Levofloxacin, Apo-Norflox, Novo-Ciprofloxacin, Novo-Levofloxacin, Novo-Norfloxacin, Teva-Ciprofloxacin, Teva-Levofloxacin, and Teva-Norfloxacin,
  • AND as a result of taking the same prescription(s), subsequently experienced an Achilles tendon ruptures or related tendon damage. [Please note, this proposed class action litigation concerns tendon injuries resulting from prescription use of the above drugs only.]

This proposed Canada-wide class action litigation is only being pursued by way of a lawsuit before the Saskatchewan Court of King’s Bench.  The outcome of that class action lawsuit may not be known for some years.

Please take note that a similar class action lawsuit [before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice] was dismissed in November, 2022.  For more information, please read and review the following PDF of that Court’s Order.

Merchant Law Group LLP has 10 offices across Canada, with lawyers practising law in six provinces. Merchant Law Group LLP and Tony Merchant, Q.C. are well known for pursuing class action lawsuits in Canada including litigation regarding Winners/HomeSense, Various Cellular Phone Fees, BCE Dividends, GM Gasket Manifolds, Hip Implants, Lead Paint in Toys (and similar consumer products), Maple Leaf, Celebrex/Bextra, Vioxx, Sony, Residential Schools and various other cases. Tony Merchant, Q.C. is known to be one of Canada’s most active litigators with more than 600 reported cases in leading Caselaw Journals, having argued thousands of cases before the Canadian and American Courts, in Trial and Administrative Courts, and the Courts of Appeal of various American and Canadian jurisdictions, the Federal Court of Canada, and the Supreme Court of Canada. Tony Merchant, Q.C., has a long history in pursuing public policy cases and is a former Member of the Legislative Assembly (M.L.A.)




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