California Reglan Injury Attorneys for the LGBT Community
Reglan Associated with Neurological Disorders
Reglan (metoclopramide) is a prescription medication used for short-term treatment of heartburn caused by gastroesophageal reflux mainly in people with diabetes. The drug works by increasing the rate at which the stomach empties into the intestines.
However, Reglan has been known to cause a host of neurological health complications including:
Tardive Dyskinesia – a condition characterized by involuntary movements in the face and neck such as lip smacking, sticking out their tongue, puckering their mouth, unintentional eye movements, and involuntary shaking of the arms and legs. Tardive Dyskinesia can be irreversible even after patients cease to take the drug.
Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome – this condition causes symptoms such as high fever, unstable blood pressure, disorientation, muscular rigidity, and autonomic dysfunction
Parkinsonism – this serious condition causes a combination of abnormal involuntary movements observed in people with Parkinson’s disease including tremor, slow body movement, muscle stiffness.
In 2009, the FDA required that the manufacturers of Reglan place a Black Box Warning for all drugs containing the ingredient metoclopramide, including Reglan itself. This warning notified patients that long-term use of the medication for over 12 weeks can increase the risk of developing tardive dyskinesia. Overall, hundreds of patients who have developed Tardive Dyskinesia, Parkinsonium, and Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome have filed a lawsuit against Reglan.
Representation from a skilled Pride Legal attorney
If you or a loved one has been harmed by the adverse effects associated with Reglan, you may be entitled to compensation. Pride Legal’s member attorneys will handle your case with care and ensure you receive the justice you deserve. Our attorneys have extensive experience serving members of the LGBT community throughout Los Angeles, Southern California, and San Diego.