Reglan lawyers are defective drug attorneys dedicated to helping Reglan victims secure compensation for their injuries and losses, which can include medical bills, life-long disabilities, lost wages, pain, and suffering.
Reglan, first approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1980, is a prescription medication that treats gastrointestinal diseases, migraines, heartburn, nausea, and vomiting. While Reglan may come in a liquid or pill form, it is only FDA approved for short-term use, specifically between one and three months. Approximately two million people in the U.S. take Reglan.
Despite Reglan’s effectiveness, it has been reported to cause a number of serious side effects. Anyone who develops such side effects may be entitled to a settlement for their injuries and losses. They should consult with a Reglan lawyer to learn more about their legal rights as soon as their health is stable.
When to Consult with a Reglan Attorney
Serious Reglan side effects that would create a situation in which an individual should consult with Reglan lawyers include (but are not limited to):
- a potentially fatal disease characterized by delirium, hallucinations, muscle rigidity, or fever (neuroleptic malignant syndrome [NMS])
- a weakened immune system (agranulocytosis)
- dangerously low levels of potassium in the blood (hyperaldosteronism)
- irregular heartbeat
- severely high blood pressure
- tardive dyskinesia (a condition marked by uncontrollable movements and/or tics, such as facial grimaces, rapid eye blinking, and tongue protrusion)
Reglan attorneys are committed to securing compensation for those who have suffered from any severe side effect as a result of taking Reglan.
FDA Warnings Spark Surge in Consults with Reglan Lawyers
In 2009, the FDA informed Schwartz Pharma, the maker of Reglan, that it would be requiring a black box label (the most serious FDA warning before a national recall) for Reglan. Black box warnings highlight a medication’s potential to trigger serious incurable diseases, such as tardive dyskinesia. This recent FDA warning has brought public awareness to the dangers of taking Reglan while also increasing the number of victims who are standing up for their legal rights by working with Reglan lawyers.
If you or a loved one used Reglan and suffered from any side effect including NMS, agramulocytosis, hyperaldosteronism, depression, or tardive dyskinesia you should contact us immediately for a free and confidential case review. You may be entitled to compensation and we can help.