Clindamycin Class Action Lawsuit

The C.V. NAPA lawsuit which was filed against the makers of Clindamycin is one of the first class action lawsuits in the United States to be filed on behalf of consumers who have been injured by the use of this antifungal drug. The manufacturers were aware of the risk of such a lawsuit being filed but they still marketed their drug as “safe” throughout the United States. It is currently facing legal challenges in various courts across the country. If you are one of those individuals who have been affected by this dangerous drug and are seeking compensation, it is important to understand the class action lawsuit process.

The suit was filed in Federal Court on behalf of Class Representatives of the U.S. Postal Service, the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), the National Security Agency (NSA) and other members of the Class.

Plaintiffs were able to claim a financial reward based on the extent of their injuries. Although the Classifieds had been provided with a copy of the labels from the manufacturer of Clindamycin, the FDA did not include these in its list of ingredients.

This means that the Class was never made aware that there could be such serious side effects associated with the taking of Clindamycin.

After the lawsuit was filed, the FDA was asked to add the Class to its list of approved drugs. At this point, it appears that the agency has done nothing to remedy this situation. With no cure available and with millions of Americans suffering from this debilitating condition, the Class has little to lose.

Unfortunately, this is just the beginning of the case. There will be many more parties filing suit and trying to recover their losses. A pre-trial investigation into the manufacturing processes of Clindamycin is expected. No manufacturer has been able to defend itself from this case. In addition to having their reputation severely damaged, the manufacturers stand to lose millions in potential profits as well.

The company is facing a Class Action Lawsuit on Product Liability and a False Advertising Class Action Lawsuit.

The manufacturer has acknowledged that there was a problem with the manufacturing process, but has denied negligence per se. There are legal experts who feel otherwise. After reviewing the case, we agree with those legal analysts who believe a case should be filed with the Food and Drug Administration rather than with a private individual. The FDA regulates thousands of products including prescription medications.

The case can be brought by any individual who has suffered an injury due to the negligence of the manufacturer. Plaintiffs will have to show proof of the company’s knowledge and/or failure to act. If proven, the case can lead to a large financial settlement for the Class.

In some cases, the FDA can approve a Class Action Lawsuit against a manufacturer of a particular drug, even if another company may be responsible for the same injury.

The FDA can also settle the case outside of court, thereby avoiding a lengthy court battle. If the case were to proceed in court, the manufacturers’ defense would be that they are not liable for injuries because they follow all safety guidelines and are not aware of any safety issues concerning their drugs or treatment process.

When seeking either a lawsuit loan or settlement loan from either a lawsuit funding firm or debt consolidation service, be sure to thoroughly investigate both before signing any agreements.

Never sign a confidentiality agreement or release form without first consulting your attorney. You may be entitled to additional damages if you are unable to proceed with the lawsuit. Keep in mind that you will not be able to receive compensation if you lose your case and the manufacturer files a motion to dismiss without first having the case considered by a judge. You do not want to put yourself in a worse situation after filing your lawsuit when you have tried your best and have been unable to obtain the compensation you deserve.

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29 Responses

  1. Linda Ashby says:

    I was prescribed Clindamycin on June 16th 2021 by a dentist. My joints began to ache after the 3rd day – Now I can barely raise my right arm without ungodly pain. It wakes me at night and I have list all strength in my left arm. What do I do about this? The dentist was NO help.

    • Ed says:

      I am replying here because it can’t be added to any more comments. A dentist prescribed 300mg of Clyndamycin 3x a day for 7 days. 3 weeks after I was in the hospital, because of c diff, specialists told me never to take that antibiotic again. 3 times of cdiff recurrences 3 times in the hospital almost 9 months of c diff and now pancolitis Drs say I may lose my colon. I WANT JUSTICE!

      • Carly says:

        Whatever you do. Take a probiotic. After Clindamycin sent me to the E.R. I have never been the same. They wanted to give me 3 more antibiotics bc of cliff. I took probiotics…and did a veggie and rice diet for 2weeks..then it brought me back to somewhat normal. My insides are not the same. My entire system was inflamed. Horrible. The Dentist could have just prescribed amoxicillin. I think they push these new antibiotics, to use for research. Not ok.

  2. Susan Canavan says:

    I have not been the same since I took this awful drug. I have severe cramps everyday in my stomach, I feel nachious, food burns my stomach.

  3. Susan Canavan says:

    I have had major additional problems .
    Who can I talk to about medical complications ?
    What law firm do I contact ? Is there a number to call class action suite ?

  4. Pamela Mowry says:

    I would like to be included in this class action suit. I am on my 4th bout with c Diff after being prescribed this medication in June & am now looking at antibody therapy to cure me. This has been a life altering experience no one should have to go through.

    • Jessica Haley says:

      Yes how do we join? I have had c diff a few times and still struggle years later with gut issues from this medication.

  5. Heather Caamano says:

    I took clindamycin in April of 2021 , diagnosed with Cdiff 2nd the week of May. About a week after clindamycin, I began to have watery diarrhea, blood in stool, loss of appetite, and severe dehydration. I have been hospitalized 3x for Cdiff and just got rid of it in June. I am not not able to eat most foods I had before, I suffer from IBS as well. I was normal before, active and healthy. It’s changed my life for the worst 🙁

  6. maxine kirk says:

    Dentist gave me 300 mg clindamycin for a tooth infection in April 2021, contacted c-diff days later. went through two vancomycin regimens since and it keeps coming back. These drugs to fight this are expensive and I want to be compensated for the cost, let alone all the diapers and inconvenience of taking care of a woman with MS who can’t get herself on the commode. This drug needs to be taken off the market or at least put a severe warning on the label. Am very frustrated that the consumer has no recall against big pharma.

  7. Donald browder says:

    Before I took this drug I felt normal now I suffer from headaches chronic gastric distress and digestive issues I would like to be a part of this class action lawsuit.

    • Lulubelle ziko says:

      How i Part of this lawsuit these people were destroying me I feel horrible please help someone tell me what to do with a girl or who to call please someone anyone

  8. Donald browder says:

    I was normal before I took this drug prescribed from a dentist no I have headaches chronic digestive issues including acid reflux and stomach pain all in which I never had before please allow me to be a part of this class action lawsuit thank you.

  9. Kelly Landerman says:

    On November 8th, 2021, I too was recently prescribed clindamycin (150 mg 3x a day enough for a week) by my dentist for having a tooth infection since I’ve started taking this I have had nothing but headaches daily non stop (nothing helps the headaches) stomach has pains in it and heartburn is seriously bad I have a bump on my chin that looked like a pimple but was only a red bump that is still there and a rash inside my mouth and a very sore tongue that has red dots on it and what looks like a thick white film on my tongue these symptoms have accused since taking this except the red dots in my mouth those started November 12th, I didn’t know if this was normal For the clindamycin or not because I had never taken it before please let me know if I can be a part of this lawsuit.

  10. Carly says:

    I had all my E R. medical records. Please contact me to be a part of this lawsuit. I still have some issues from my E.R. visit.

  11. Debi S says:

    The dentist prescribed Clindamycin 300mg 4x a day, for a week, for a tooth infection, before root canal. A week after finishing the prescription I had severe diarrhea and cramping. This continues, going on for a month. At least 10 bathroom breaks a day. Can’t travel very far away from the bathroom. Testing is still being done, cannot figure out anything that helps, just trying to stay as hydrated as possible. I definitely want to be part of this class action suit, as I was very healthy prior to this. I’m tired of hearing how big Pharma just “tests” on unsuspecting people.

  12. Ina Hendrix says:

    Jesus no wonder I’m so messed up. Not only did this cause me physical pain but mental anguish also..that led to depression but most of second guessing myself due to NOT being heard..I’ve been telling the doctors..from 2 different hospitals that I’ve had to go to in an emergency..which has added up to about five er trips cause I was in such vyt wrenching pain ever and could not stop puking even if nothing was in my stomach. I know it was Clindamycin. Later on, my teeth have started to rotten very quickly. Now I have four abscesses in my gums. The doctor prescribes me Cllindimycin and says it works best and at high doses for teeth. I have had Cdiffsss s . please contact me so I can get compensated for physical and mental pain and the medications I have to take..and doctor and dentist bills. I also got in a car wreck due to my stomach hurting and feeling like I was going to explode in my stomach while someone was twisting and stabbing my guts…took my breath away gave me anxiety cause I was trying to focus on the road and driving so I could pull over off the road. I was hit in the driver’s side and the car was totaled. Anyways what do I need to do t9 get pn the lawsuit about Clindamycin? Please help.

  13. Glenda says:

    My mom is 70 years old and she took this medication that has not been the same since she has had severe diarrhea ever since then this has been going on for like 4 months now she can no longer walk her joint started her own she can no longer use her arms hardly she tries to stand up and her legs collapsed from underneath her needs get out she’s not in the same sense then she cannot get around anymore even with the help of her walkers was a hard time getting around she falls her legs just give out totally for money either her knees just totally give out and she collapses ever since she’s taking this medication and she has had a square diabetic awful lot of the last six months use the last thing a week or longer she has to take that today see constantly for it it just constantly takes Pepto to go through a whole lot of Spector every time she starts her diarrhea she has no control over it just starts coming out of her and this is all happening ever since you started taking this medication.

  14. Liane says:

    My Mom was prescribed Clindamycin by her dentist for a minor tooth infection. A few weeks later she can down with a severe case of c Diff which put her in the hospital for 5 days. This was back in October 2021. She has lost 20 pounds and now in March 2022 she is having a recurrence. A healthy, vibrant senior who worked part-time, never got seriously sick is now afraid to leave the house because of severe diarrhea and most likely will not be returning to work. Her life has changed drastically because of Clindamycin.

  15. Anne Gallagher says:

    How do I get onto a Law Suit?????? This drug has to go! It has caused So much damage . It’s ruined my life!

  16. Renae Vandever says:

    I have been sick for two and half years from this drug. I came down with c-diff after taking it. I have had c-diff 3 times. After I get treated for c-diff I get PI-IBS and gastritis. I can only eat about 7 different foods. I can not eat meat, fruit, or veggie without severe stomach pain. My G.I. doctor has diagnosed me with chronic c-diff. My energy is low and all my joints are inflamed. I am in chronic pain because I can not take anti-inflammatory because of the c-diff,
    PI-IBS, and gastritis. My mental health has declined also. I have been in a living hell since taking clindamycin. I want to be included in this lawsuit.

  17. How do I get more information on this lawsuit? My husband was prescribed Clindamycin in July of 2021, since he has gotten multiple c-diffs and recently got diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. Which he never had an issue with. This antiguas ruined his life! Please release the real side effects to avoid more lives ruined.

  18. Martie says:

    My husband was given Clindamycin and his eyes got very blurred and still are. His living is driving which he can not do anymore.

  19. Dan Peel says:

    My health took a serious hit after several prescription rounds of this dangerous drug (for poison oak skin rashes sold under the name Cleocin) over the course of seven years. My health became steadily worse after each round, and by the last time, I could no longer eat any of the foods I used to enjoy without extreme intestinal pain for hours afterwards. My weight dropped from over 200 lbs to 150 lbs, and my bloodwork showed high inflammatory responses to most foods when none existed before. I still have a restricted diet and loose bowels regularly, despite extensive efforts to recover my health. There have been long periods when I could not work or get out of bed, and relied on others to care for me. My career and health have taken a severe hit from Clinamycin, and I am so happy I found this site and the stories of others who were damaged by this drug. How can I join the lawsuit and help others avoid being damaged like I was?

  20. Naomi Sims says:

    On 6-14-2021 I was also prescribed Clindamycin by a dentist after a tooth extraction and it affected my bowel and digestive system. I had to take another antibiotic to try and correct the problem that was caused by Clindamycin. And I’m still having pain and discomfort from it.

  21. Rachel Mach says:

    I took clindamycin for ten days to prevent an infection in my finger. Three weeks later I was diagnosed w c-diff. I was never warned about this and want to be part of this lawsuit.

  22. Missy Glancy says:

    My brother was given this medicine for pneumonia and hasn’t been the same since. He can’t walk most days. Swelling of his feet and legs. Insomnia, bad headaches. He hasn’t been able to work since. How can he get involved with this class action suit?

  23. Deloris Martin says:

    I was prescribed Clindamycin in 2012 by a dentist for a tooth infection the dentist told me to take the medicine for 30 days, I’ve never heard of anyone taking antibiotics for a tooth infection for that long but because it was a dentist that I’ve gone to before I trusted him and took the Clindamycin for 39 days, and every since 2012 I’ve been hearing a hissing sound in my ears it is very hard to focus, I don’t know if anyone can remember a long time ago when the tv station went out and you’ d see no picture and would heard that noise from the tv that is what I hear everyday all day every since 2012 I need help it’s driving me crazy seriously!!!

  24. Deloris Martin says:

    I mean I took the medicine for 30 days not 39.

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