The Reglan lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are actively investigating potential lawsuits for users of Reglan and other generic drugs that contain metoclopramide, who have developed a movement disorder known as Tardive Dyskinesia. Lawsuits are being evaluated throughout the United States and there are no fees or expenses unless a recovery is obtained.
Side effects of Metoclopramide drugs like Reglan can cause Tardive Dyskinesia, especially when they are used for long periods of time or at high doses.
Although Reglan was only determined to be safe and effective for short-term treatment of 4 to 12 weeks, many people receive the medication for subtantially longer periods of time. The conditions it is used to treat are chronic problems which often require long-term treatment.
The manufacturers of Reglan and generic metoclopramide drugs have failed to adequately study the product they were selling and failed to warn about the substantial risks associated with long-term use, even though they were aware that a large portion of sales involved prescriptions of more than 12 weeks.
The pharmaceutical companies placed profits before patient safety and prevented users from making an informed decision about whether they were willing to accept the risk of Reglan side effects.
On February 26, 2009, the FDA announced that the makers of the gastrointestinal drugs were being required to place a “black box” warning about the Reglan Tardive Dyskinesia risk, which is the strongest warning that can be placed on a medication.
FREE CLAIM EVALUATIONS BY REGLAN ATTORNEYS
For individuals who have taken Reglan or another metoclopramide drug and suffered from an involuntary movement disorder, our Reglan attorneys are providing free consultations and claim evaluations to determine whether compensation may be available.
Symptoms of Tardive Dyskinesia could include:
- Lip Smacking
- Repetitive Chewing
- Pursing and Puckering of the Lips
- Tongue Protrusion
- Rapid Eye Movements and Blinking
- Impaired Finger Movements
To review a potential Reglan (Metoclopramide) lawsuit, request a free consultation and claim evaluation.