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Reglan, or metoclopramide, is a dangerous drug with widespread prescription use to treat GERD-related heartburn and diabetic gastroparesis. Unfortunately, Reglan has also been associated with an increased risk of tardive dyskinesia and other nervous system disorders that cause involuntary muscle movements. If you or a member of your family has been hurt after using Reglan, you may have a claim against the manufacturer. Our skilled Alabama attorney has dealt with many Reglan victims and knows the ins and outs of this particular drug fight.
For more details on what our Alabama Reglan attorney can do for you, please call (855) 646-4355 or e-mail us today for a free initial consultation.
How Reglan Works
This dangerous drug was originally used to treat psychiatric patients in the 1950s. The discovery of its impact on heartburn and diabetic gastroparesis by stimulating muscle contractions in the upper digestive tract lead to a widening of its indications. When patients experience an increase in these esophageal, intestinal, and stomach contractions, it forces the stomach to empty contents into the intestines in a more routine manner.
Reglan is classified as a dopamine antagonist and is usually only recommended after more conservative therapies have failed. With the revelation of its role in tardive dyskinesia, doctors have been told not to prescribe Reglan for more than 12 weeks.
Why Reglan Can Be Dangerous
Reglan has received increasing media attention lately due to the drug’s link to severe nervous system disorders like tardive dyskinesia. The makers of Reglan were forced to add a black box warning on the drug’s label in 2009 to communicate the risks of using the drug long term or beyond recommended dosage.
Reglan and Tardive Dyskinesia
One of the most disruptive and dangerous health problems associated with Reglan use is tardive dyskinesia (TD). People with TD experience constant, uncontrollable movements of the mouth, tongue, cheeks, and jaw. Facial grimacing, lip smacking, and tongue thrusting happen anywhere, anytime, against the patient’s will. Some patients also have involuntary, abnormal, repetitive motions in the lower abdomen, hips, arms, and legs. Other effects include profuse sweating, allergic rashes, difficulty breathing, confusion, decreased coordination, irregular heartbeat, loss of bladder control, and even hallucinations.
Diagnosis usually occurs after long-term use of the drug, although it has shown up even in short-term cases. Tardive dyskinesia is a neurological condition that can affect a victim throughout their lifetime. The effects of TD are much more than physical, causing victims an uphill battle with mental, emotional, and social issues as well.
Why Choose the Taylor Law Firm for Your Reglan Case
Alabama dangerous drug attorney, Jerry Taylor is ready to help your family after a Reglan injury. He has filed hundreds of Reglan claims. He understands the damage this drug can do and he has the commanding skills to make juries pay attention. Our team can guarantee you swift action as we move forward with a sense of urgency. You can also expect highly personalized service, straightforward answers, and open, direct communication as you seek a substantial settlement from the makers of Reglan.
If you’ve been hurt after using Reglan or another dangerous drug, please contact the Taylor Law Firm, LLC right away. Attorney Jerry Taylor has the experience and confidence needed to force large drug manufacturers to take accountability.
Why Choose the Taylor Law Firm for Your Dangerous Drug Case
Many people think they need to go with a large law firm for a case against powerful opponents like pharmaceutical companies. You do need to find a lawyer with the proper resources to pursue your case, which means experience, skill, and determination. Alabama lawyer Jerry Taylor has handled tens of thousands of individual cases related to dangerous drug injuries. He has stood face-to-face with executives from drug manufacturers like Pfizer and knows how to ask them the hard questions about their role in marketing dangerous drugs.
Jerry Taylor has worked at large law firms, but left because he did not like the bureaucratic handling of cases that focused just on the numbers. He wanted the freedom to handle cases the way he knew would be best for clients. At the Taylor Law Firm, you will be treated not as just another case, but as a person who suffered a personal injury. Drug companies treated you like a number and that's why you were hurt. Don't work with a law firm that will do the same.
To learn more about the Taylor Law Firm, LLC and how we can help you pursue your dangerous drug lawsuit, please call or e-mail us today to schedule a free Reglan consultation with one of our experienced Alabama drug recall lawyers. Our attorneys happily serve victims in Alabama and Mississippi including Mobile, Pascagoula, Pensacola & Gulfport.