Reglan Lawsuit?

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reglan has been a popular drug for the relief of a number of conditions, including digestive disorders.  Doctors have also found that Reglan aids in the production of breast milk and eases the gastro esophageal reflux, or spitting up, of young infants in the first few months of life.  The problem is, Reglan has been found to have not only some minor side effects, but also the more serious and even sometimes irreversible neurological condition, tardive dyskinesia. 

Filing a Reglan Lawsuit

Those who have suffered the consequences of long-term Reglan use may have the right to file a lawsuit and obtain compensation for their medical expenses, as well as the suffering that results from this disease.  Many people throughout the country have already done so, although attempts to join the cases and file a Reglan class action lawsuit at this time have been unsuccessful. The FDA has confirmed the dangers of long-term Reglan use by including a black box warning on the label and commissioning additional studies on the drug and its consequences.  Reglan FDA studies are powerful tools that carry weight in the courtroom. Find a Product Liability Attorney in your area to have your case reviewed for free.

Reglan Uses

Reglan is generally prescribed for three classes of ailments:

  • Digestive disorders, such as heartburn, acid reflux, nausea, slow digestion resulting from diabetes, GERD, and more
  • Nausea sufferers, such as cancer patients, pregnant women, migraine sufferers, those suffering from motions sickness
  • Nursing mothers
  • Infant children can also be prescribed Reglan if they suffer from digestive problems in the first 6 to 12 months of life. 

Reglan Side Effects

Reglan has been in use for several decades, and there are some incidental side effects, which include fatigue, dizziness, depression, anxiety.  However, over time it has become apparent that there is a possible severe side effect:  a neurological disorder called tardive dyskinesia.  This condition has been found in 27 to 29 percent of those who have used Reglan for more than 12 weeks, and even more so, after 12 months.  For infants and children, the incidence of tardive dyskinesia is even higher. 

The symptoms include:

  • Facial grimaces
  • Rapid eye blinking
  • Uncontrolled movement of the extremities and trunk
  • Tongue thrusting
  • Jaw swinging

For some, those symptoms may disappear after discontinuing use of Reglan.  However, there is no known cure for tardive dyskinesia, and for some patients, the effects of this disease are irreversible. 

Get Legal Help

Reglan can be a helpful drug when used correctly and monitored carefully.  However, those who have suffered because of improper follow-up and oversight know the tragedy that can also occur.  If you or someone you care about has suffered because of this drug, consult an experienced attorney to learn if you have grounds for a Reglan lawsuit.  However, you must also do so quickly, before the statute of limitations on such suits in your state runs out.

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