New Jersey Judge Seeks Consolidation of Reglan Lawsuits
A New Jersey judge is calling to consolidate all of the Reglan lawsuits, arguing that the New Jersey court system can better handle the growing number of Reglan lawsuits in one court. In March 2010, Judge Eugene J. Codey, Jr., presiding judge of the Essex County Superior Court, filed a request with the administrative director of the courts of New Jersey seeking centralization of all Reglan lawsuits pending throughout the state court system to one of the designated mass tort counties. Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, headquartered in New Jersey, is the main defendant in the Reglan lawsuits. Thus, New Jersey is an appropriate venue for plaintiffs to file Reglan lawsuits.
Reglan lawsuits, first filed in 1998, have increased dramatically since the FDA required Wyeth to add a “black box” warning concerning tardive dsykinesia in February 2009. A black box warning is the strongest warning that can be placed on prescription medication.
Reglan Lawsuits Allege Tardive Dysenkinesia
Reglan has been linked to an increased risk of a serious movement disorder known as tardive dysenkinesia. Tardive dyskinesia is a neurological disorder that is characterized by involuntary and repetitive movements of the lower face and limbs that are rarely reversible, and has no known treatment. The Reglan lawsuits allege that Wyeth failed to adequately study Reglan, and failed to warn about its potential side effects. This medication is used to treat gastrointestinal disorders like diabetic gastroparesis, GERD (gastroesphageal reflux) and delayed gastric emptying.
Dangerous Product Alerts
The lawyers at our law firm are currently reviewing potential Reglan lawsuits on behalf of individuals who have experienced symptoms which may include:
- involuntary, repetitive movements of the extremities
- lip smacking
- tongue protrusion
- rapid eye movements or blinking
- puckering and pursing of the lips
- impaired movement of the fingers
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If you or a loved one have experienced serious Reglan side effects and would like to discuss the Reglan lawsuits, the lawyers at our firm would be happy to answer your legal questions and address your concerns. Please contact us today to assess your case.