Reglan and Tardive Dyskinesia
Reglan the FDA-approved medication for gastroesophageal reflux, nausea, and gastroparesis has been linked to a very serious side effect: tardive dyskinesia. In early 2009, the FDA required revisions of the packaging and prescribing information for Reglan to include very strong language warning physicians and patients about this drug’s tardive dyskinesia risk.
If you have been treated with Reglan and you’ve experienced symptoms of tardive dyskinesia or other Reglan side effects, protect your right to a legal remedy. Contact a Reglan Lawyer at Bernstein Liebhard and schedule a no-cost consultation.
Reglan/Tardive Dyskinesia Lawsuits
Tardive dyskinesia is characterized by repetitive, involuntary movements of the face, head, torso and/or extremities. It can be temporary or permanent. Reglan lawsuits have been initiated by patients across the United States who have suffered from the development of tardive dyskinesia after taking Reglan.
An extremely troubling disorder, tardive dyskinesia can cause great harm to a person’s health, personal relationships, and ability to work, with uncontrollable symptoms such as:
- tongue protrusion
- blinking and rapid eye movements
- lip smacking
- puckering, pursing of the lips
- impaired use of the fingers and hands
Dangerous Product Alerts
A Drug-Induced Movement Disorder
The Reglan-tardive dyskinesia connection is most clearly stated in the FDA’s February 2009 advisory: “Recently published analyses suggest that metoclopramide [Reglan’s generic name] is the most common cause of drug-induced movement disorders.” The advisory goes on to note that there is no known cure for tardive dyskinesia, and that the symptoms are rarely reversible.
More than two million Reglan prescriptions have been written over the past ten years in the U.S., for adult, child, and even infant patients. Reglan comes in tablet form, as oral disintegrating tablets, in a syrup or concentrate, and as intravenous injections. If you have been prescribed Reglan in any form and you’ve experienced symptoms of tardive dyskinesia, see a doctor immediately (if you haven’t already).
A Reglan Lawyer to Obtain a Remedy
At Bernstein Liebhard, we strive to obtain the appropriate legal remedy for each of our clients including the financial compensation that fully addresses the damages incurred, such as:
- medical bills for the diagnosis and treatment of tardive dyskinesia
- loss of past and future income
- loss of the ability to work at one’s former job, or ability to work at all
- permanent disability and/or disfigurement
- emotional suffering
Bernstein Liebhard is one of only two law firms nationwide to be named to the “Plaintiffs’ Hot List” by The National Law Journal (recognizing the top plaintiffs’ firms in the country) for the past six years. We encourage individuals and families who have been harmed by Reglan side effects to contact our offices for a free consultation with one of our Reglan lawyers, today.