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Reglan Side Effects and Tardive Dyskinesia

New York Medical Malpractice Attorneys

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. Regarding Reglan, which is manufactured by many generic drug companies, warnings in 2009 were strengthened to call attention to Tardive Dyskinesia, and other muscle disorders. The warnings clearly stated 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 (212) 684-1880 or complete this form 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
  • Blinking
  • Eye movement
  • Tremors in arms in legs

These symptoms may 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 & Hellman 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. Oftentimes, 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 settlements for nationwide product liability litigations.

Additionally, our New York attorneys are firmly committed to the area of medical malpractice and continually stay 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, Attorney Edward Ruffo.

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 Association

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 online form to request one today.