Reglan lawsuits seek compensation from Schwartz Pharma, the manufacturer of Reglan, when this medication causes severe, incurable side effects. Some of the serious side effects that may arise as a result of taking Reglan and that, in turn, may serve as the basis for a Reglan lawsuit include:
- neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS), a life-threatening condition marked by delirium, hallucinations, muscle rigidity, and fever
- a significantly low white blood cell count (agranulocytosis)
- dangerously low levels of potassium in the blood (hyperaldosteronism)
- severely high blood pressure
- tardive dyskinesia (similar to Tourette syndrome, a condition marked by uncontrollable movements and/or tics, such as facial grimaces, rapid eye blinking, and rapid movement of the extremities.)
Facts About Reglan
Reglan was initally approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1980 for the treatment of gastrointestinal diseases, migraines, nausea, and vomiting. Available in pill and liquid form, Reglan is currently taken by roughly 2 million Americans.
Over three decades of Reglan use has provided for an increasing number of clinical studies that indicate:
- This drug can cause the above-mentioned side effects.
- Women, older than 50 and/or those living with diabetes, have an increased risk of developing potentially fatal, irreversible Reglan side effects.
Facts About Reglan Lawsuits
It is no surprise then these findings have created a surge in the number of filed Reglan lawsuits. In fact, the mounting number Reglan lawsuits have led many plaintiffs to file a petition for multi-district litigation (MDL), which consolidates the claims of many plaintiffs for the purpose of expediting pre-trial hearings.
Victims of Reglan side effects are encouraged to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney, as soon as their health is stable, to:
- Learn more about their legal rights and entitlements.
- Receive a professional evaluation of their case, followed by expert advice regarding how to proceed with their claim.
- Avoid losing the opportunity to recover compensation from a Reglan lawsuit due to the claim’s statute of limitations (a state-governed term of years during which a claim is valid).