Reglan, also known as metoclopramide, is used to treat gastroesophageal
disorders. Unfortunately, use beyond three months can result in severe
and permanent side effects. Medical professionals must educate themselves
about the proper use and dangerous side effects of drugs they prescribe.
Drug companies and the FDA will often strengthen warnings on these types
of drugs once an issue is found. With regard to Reglan, which is manufactured
by many generic drug companies, warnings in 2009 were strengthened to
call attention to Tardive Dyskinesia, other muscle disorders, and to clearly
state the length that this drug should be prescribed. Reglan and the generic
version of the drug were found to mask the early symptoms of these serious
disorders, preventing patients from getting the treatment that they need.
Were you or a loved one harmed due to Reglan or a generic version of the
drug? If so, we're ready to help you explore your legal options. Call
our advocates at (888) 260-0473 today.
Reglan & Its Side Effects
Despite the new labeling, doctors have often continued old prescribing
habits by using high doses for extended periods, well beyond twelve weeks.
Common medical issues, such as GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)
can be treated long-term by much safer drugs than metoclopramide.
Symptoms of tardive dyskinesia, dystonia, Parkinson's-like disease,
and other disorders include:
- Lip smacking (or chewing or puckering)
- Scowling and/or frowning
- Sticking out your tongue
- Eye movement
- Tremors in arms in legs
These symptoms may actually be masked by the Reglan. When the medication
is finally stopped, the symptoms dramatically increase. If you or a loved
one has suffered from a muscular disorder that was masked by Reglan, our
firm is ready to help you seek the compensation you deserve.
Call us at Rheingold, Giuffra, Ruffo & Plotkin LLP today.
Why Our Firm Is the Right Choice
Like many law firms, our firm practices in the general area of personal
injury but, unlike many firms, we have had a long-standing focus on medical
malpractice law, as well as prescription drug liability claims. Often
times, there is a significant amount of crossover between these cases,
and it's important to have an attorney experienced in both areas to
protect your rights, and get you needed compensation.
Our credentials and involvements include:
- Hundreds of medical malpractice cases handled.
- Thousands of product liability cases handled.
- Dozens of seven-figure settlement and jury awards in medical malpractice
cases, including $9 million, $7.5 million, $6.4 and $4.1 million awards
- Regularly have $100 million dollar settlements for nationwide product liability
Additionally, our New York Reglan side effects attorneys are firmly committed
to the area of medical malpractice and continually stays engaged with
this area of the law. Our firm includes authors and lecturers on medical
malpractice matters and a lawyer included on the New York medical malpractice
Super Lawyer list.
Other prestigious positions held by our lawyers include:
- Member of the national steering committee in the NuvaRing litigation
- Chair of the Medical Malpractice Committee of the Bar Association for the
City of New York
- National officer of the American Association for Justice
- Chairman of the Medical Malpractice Committee of the New York State Bar
If you're looking for respected, proven legal counsel who is ready
to provide assured, knowledgeable navigation of your Reglan side effects
suit, then your search is over. Reach out to our offices today to start
exploring your legal options.
Start with a free, no-obligation case evaluation. Fill out our
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