Friday, April 10, 2009

Reglan Lawyer | Tardive Dyskinesia Attorney | Reglan Lawsuit

Reglan, used to treat gastrointestinal problems, has been shown to increase the risk of tardive dyskinesia, a serious and generally irreversible movement disorder. A reglan lawsuit by a reglan side effects attorney may lead to compensation for those injured by the side effects of Reglan.

Reglan (metoclopramide) is a prescription drug often prescribed to treat gastrointestinal problems in children and adults. Reglan is most often used to control gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), or to reduce nausea and vomiting. Physicians will often use Reglan for both children and adults suffering from reflux, gastroparesis, and other conditions related to the stomach such as heartburn, decreased appetite, and prolonged fullness after eating. Even infants are sometimes given Reglan for reflux.

Reglan works by affecting the lower esophageal sphincter pressure, which then helps to improve gastrointestinal emptying. The FDA has only approved Reglan for short-term treatment (between 4 and 12 weeks) of these conditions, and only after conservative methods of treatment have failed. Unfortunately, prescription trends prove that many patients are prescribed Reglan for longer than 12 weeks (often for years), which is against FDA recommendations. The manufacturers of Reglan are well aware of these extended prescription trends.

Tardive Dyskinesia (TD)is a devastating and sometimes lifelong syndrome for those diagnosed. It affects its victims physically, mentally, socially, emotionally, and vocationally.

One of the worst aspects of TD for many victims is the fact that they should have never developed the syndrome in the first place.

We are committed to helping victims of TD. To our knowledge, we are one of the only law firms in the country actively handling these types of cases. Many lawyers are reluctant to undertake the representation of victims of this disorder due to their lack of knowledge in this highly specialized field of litigation

Our attorneys help people who have suffered Reglan side effects after taking products containing the drug metoclopramide and representing individuals who have developed Tardive Dyskinesia in filing a Reglan lawsuit.