Tardive Dyskinesia Caused by Medical Malpractice in New Jersey
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Our firm has filed suit against many different Reglan manufacturers in New Jersey, before the Honorable Carol Higbee in Atlantic County. During our investigations, we realized some doctors are overprescribing Reglan and may be committing medical malpractice. The label indicates that Reglan and the generic form, metoclopramide, should not be used for more than twelve weeks. Also, Reglan is not for use with children or the elderly. Additionally there are varying dosage amount depending on each individual patient particular situation and indication.
Since metoclopramide, was first used in the 1980's for gastroesophageal problems, warnings came with the drug about long-term use causing muscle disorders, such as:
- Facial tics, including blinking
- Lip smacking
- Tongue movements
- Arm and leg movements
These side effects are permanent and are often diagnosed as tardive dyskinesia
In February 2009, the FDA demanded stronger warnings, most notably that the drug was not to be used longer than twelve weeks. Unfortunately, doctors have disregarded this. Further, physicians have not offered patients safer alternative medications, nor have they warned patients about potential symptoms to be aware of.
At the medical malpractice firm Rheingold, Valet, Rheingold, Ruffo & Giuffra LLP , we are highly qualified for and experienced in handling medication medical malpractice claims. Years of Reglan litigation experience directly against drug manufacturers has given us unique knowledge of Reglan, which includes the proper and improper prescription regimens by doctors.
Contact us today online or by telephone at 888-335-9457 to speak with an experienced medical malpractice law firm handling medical malpractice cases in the New York metropolitan area, including New Jersey.
Why Rheingold, Valet, Rheingold, Ruffo & Giuffra LLP?
Our lawyer team is firmly committed to the area of medical malpractice. Our team includes authors and lecturers regarding medical malpractice and an attorney included on the New York medical malpractice Super Lawyer list. Also, our team includes attorneys who have served or currently serve in the capacities of:
- Member of the national steering committee in the NuvaRing litigation
- National officer of the American Association for Justice
- Chairman of the Medical Malpractice Committee of the New York State Bar Association
- Chair of the Medical Malpractice Committee of the Bar Association for the City of New York
For a no-charge discussion of your potential medical malpractice claim with a medication malpractice lawyer, contact our firm.
If you face a medical malpractice legal problem in New Jersey, contact our firm. We offer free initial consultations, work on a contingency fee basis. Please call 888-335-9457.