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. 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.
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 muscle disorders are
first noticed as:
- Lip smacking, chewing, or puckering up your mouth
- Frowning or scowling
- Sticking out your tongue
- Blinking and moving your eyes
- Shaking of your arms and legs
These symptoms may actually be masked by the Reglan. When the medication
is finally stopped, the symptoms dramatically increase.
At the New York City personal injury law firm of Rheingold, Valet, Rheingold,
McCartney & Giuffra LLP we are highly qualified for and experienced
in handling medication medical malpractice claims. We have special knowledge
with Reglan as we also have litigation against the manufacturers directly.
Contact us today online or by telephone to speak with an experienced New
York medical malpractice law firm.
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Like many law firms our firm practices in the general area of personal
injury but, unlike many firms, has 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.
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- Regularly have $100 million dollar settlements for nationwide product liability
Additionally, 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
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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
- Chair of the Medical Malpractice Committee of the Bar Association for the
City of New York
For a no-charge discussion of your potential medication error claim with
a New York medication errors lawyer, contact our firm.
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