Alabama Reglan® Litigation Group
The DiLorenzo Law Firm's Reglan injury lawyers are now evaluating cases and filing claims for patients who took Reglan® for at least three (3) months, were diagnosed with Tardive Dyskinesia, and now suffered the debilitating side effects of the medication. Reglan was manufactured, distributed and marketed by Wyeth, Inc.
Reglan Concerns Grow Due to Side Effect Studies
Wyeth Incorporated is facing a growing number of personal injury lawsuits stemming from Reglan side effects. Reglan is widely used for the treatment of various gastrointestinal problems, however, Food and Drug administration (FDA) scrutiny has prompted concerns over a potential recall. The FDA is evaluating a suspected failure on the part of Wyeth to issue adequate warning to doctors and consumers informing them of potentially serious Reglan side effects, including a serious condition known as tardive dyskinesia.
Reglan Black Box Warning
According to the latest "black box warning," a Reglan ingredient called metoclopramide has been linked to a wide range of serious and permanent movement disorders. Specifically, the new label states, "[t]reatment with metoclopramide can cause tardive dyskinesia, a serious movement disorder that is often irreversible. The risk of developing tardive dyskinesia increases with the duration of treatment and the total cumulative dose....Treatment with metoclopramide for longer than 12 weeks should be avoided in all but rare cases where therapeutic benefit is thought to outweigh the risk of developing tardive dyskinesia."
Reglan Tardive Dyskinesia Symptoms
Recent studies have confirmed that Reglan, when used long-term or in high-doses, may cause tardive dyskinesia. Patients suffering from this devastating condition often experience the following symptoms:
- Rapid eye movements
- Impaired movement of facial expressions
- Pursing of the lips
- Tongue protrusion
According to a report issued by the FDA, high risk patients include the elderly and those who have been on the drug for a long period of time. Furthermore, the FDA warns that tardive dyskinesia as a result of Reglan use may develop long after patients discontinue using the drug. In fact, recent FDA analysis of a metoclopramide study concluded that approximately 20 percent of patients taking Reglan were on the drug for longer than three months.
Reglan Side Effect Lawsuits
Pharmaceutical giant Wyeth, Inc. is facing at least hundreds of lawsuits following serious injuries to patients across the country. Although Reglan has not yet been linked to death, this serious, permanent, debilitating condition (Tardive Dyskinesia) is traumatizing and may lead to diminished qualify of life among those affected, including financial difficulty as a result of medical bills, lost wages, rehabilitation, permanent disability and pain and suffering.
Alabama Reglan Tardive Dyskinesia Lawsuits and Legal Representation
The Reglan injury lawyers at The DiLorenzo Law Firm, LLC have a proven track record of success in helping our clients obtain compensation for injuries resulting from the use of dangerous medications like Reglan. Our experienced team of legal professionals and Alabama Reglan Injury Attorneys have been helping dangerous drug injury victims for years. We are dedicated to achieving real justice for the clients we serve can assure them that we will work diligently to achieve a satisfactory result.
Contact Alabama Reglan Injury Attorneys
Filing a Reglan Tardive Dyskinesia lawsuit can help patients and their families affected by the defective medication recover the financial compensation necessary to pay for expensive treatment and long term care.
If you or a loved one developed movement disorders diagnosed as Tardive Dyskinesia after Reglan for more than 12 weeks, you may have a defective product claim against Wyeth. Call our Birmingham, Alabama offices today for a free consultation. Our toll free number is 1 - (800) 200-3604.
Do not wait another day and risk losing your claim. Alabama has a two year statute of limitations on filing certain product liability and personal injury claims. It takes time to acquire medical records and draft pleadings, so please do not delay in contacting us if you have any concern that your defective drug injury may have been caused by Reglan.