This case involves a number of incidents related to the administration and long-term use of a particular type of antibiotic therapy. The antibiotic in question belongs to a class of drugs referred to as fluoroquinolones, and is used to treat a number of different infections within the skin, kidneys, bladder, sinuses, and prostate. However, some patients have experienced permanent damage to their peripheral nervous system, even after using the drug for a limited amount of time. As a result of this damage, patients have experienced pain, numbness, burning, and reduced motor capacity. Patients continue to experience symptoms well after ceasing the drug, and show little improvement after a year. It was alleged that the pharmaceutical companies that developed the drugs had a responsibility to vigilantly report and address the negative side effects of the antibiotic, and that they failed to shield patients from potential neurological damage.