Rheingold, Giuffra, Ruffo & Plotkin LLP 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
The Reglan label indicates that the drug 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, Giuffra, Ruffo & Plotkin
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 to speak with an experienced medical
malpractice law firm handling medical malpractice cases in the New York
metropolitan area, including New Jersey.
Why Rheingold, Giuffra, Ruffo & Plotkin LLP?
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
- 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 us today.