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Reglan Settlement Reportedly Reached for Tardive Dyskinesia Lawsuits

  • Written by: Irvin Jackson
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A proposed settlement may resolve thousands of Reglan lawsuits filed by individuals nationwide who have been left with a severe movement disorder, known as tardive dyskinesia, after using the gastrointestinal drug. 

Details of the agreement have not yet been disclosed, The Legal Intelligencer reports that the parties have reached a settlement that may resolve several thousand cases filed over risks associated with Reglan, including generic equivalents manufactured by Teva Pharmaceuticals, Pliva and Watson Laboratories.

Reglan and generic metoclopramide are approved for the short-term treatment of gastrointestinal disorders, such as diabetic gastroparesis, gastroesphageal reflux (GERD) and delayed gastric emptying. However, the medication has often been prescribed for longer periods of time due to the often chronic persistence of those ailments.

In 2004 and 2009, the FDA required the manufacturers of all medications containing metoclopramide to update the warning label, providing additional information about the increased risk of tardive dyskinesia associated with use of Reglan at high doses or for a long-period of time, which may cause users to experience involuntary muscle movements involving their face, lips, tongue, eyes, arms or legs.

Following the new tardive dyskinesia warnings, thousands of product liability lawsuits were filed against the developer of the drug, as well as several generic drug makers, alleging that information was previously withheld from consumers and the medical community about the potential Reglan side effects

Most of the claims have been filed against Teva Pharmaceuticals and its subsidiaries, Pliva, and Watson Laboratories, with about 2,000 cases pending in various different courts nationwide.

Following a controversial U.S. Supreme Court ruling issued in 2011, known as Pliva v. Mensing, which found that generic drug makers could not be held liable for failure-to-warn claims, since FDA regulations required that generic medications carry the same warnings provided with the brand name version, many of the generic Reglan lawsuits have faced dismissal.

It is unclear how broadly the Reglan settlement will be applied and who will be able to participate.

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8 comments

  1. Kenya Reply

    I had side effects from taking this pill and was involved in a lawsuit from 2009 to 2012 when the paralegal working on my case told me that they couldn’t help me, due to the manufacturer was a generic company and dropped me from the case!

  2. Toby Reply

    I had taken Reglan for over 2 1/2 years about a year in 2009 then over a year and a half from 2009 to 2010 and I developed facial Exprs.restless leg and trouble with my hands use to love playing music and art painting I did family portraits in oil and painted a WIDE VARIETY OF ANIMATED CHARACTERS FOR C LIGHTS AND MY OWN FAMILY BUT SINCE THE BEGINNING OF 2009 I STARTED DEVELOPING HAND TROUBLES SHAKING AND LOST MY TATTOO DESIGNS AND PATTERNS AS WELL AS TATTOOING ALL THIS LED TO THE LOST OF INCOME AND EVENTUALLY Y HOME AND PHYSICAL BUSINESS AND HAVE BEEN ADVISED I. COULD POSSIBLY GET A SETTLEMENT AMOUNT THAT WAS EQUALIVIENT TO ABOUT 2 MONTHS INCOME SO TELL ME THE LAW FIRM GET 40% + EXPENSES NOW I HAD TO GET A DRIVER AT TIMES PAID EXTRA TO A NOTARY TO COME TO MY HOME BECAUSE I WAS EMBARASSED BECAUSE OF THE SIDEAFFECTS
    FACIAL DISTORTION SHAKING MY UNCONTROLLABLE TONGUE SPEECH AND RESULTS HANDS AND LEGS SYNDROME AM I GOING TO GET THE THOUSAND OF BUCKS I PAID OUT BECAUSE I WAS TOO EMBARASSED TO GO OUT IN PUBLIC SO AMERICA TELL ME WHO GOT SCREWED OVER

  3. Michael Reply

    Big Pharmaceutical !!!! They are the scrounge of the earth to me !! I took brand name and generic , but only had records back seven years. I had so many panic attacks and taken to the ER, I was about to lose my mind. Doctors said it was all in my head !!! They finally, after three years of unanswered questions, found I TD ………. Now the only was I can function is by taking Xanax Horrible way to spend your golden years.
    Now they say I’m getting a pittance of a settlement ????? Look up people, big pharmaceutical companies need to be taken down !! I hope you know they play a big part in our elections. Our congressmen are bought people !!!

  4. Toby Reply

    I was told that the money was coming 2015 again 3 times last year 2016 now 2017 paperwork said around 50K but 40% plus for Attorneys the paperwork also said that we were going to get 70% then those who are on Medicare or Medicaid would pay their Liens after signing and returning the paperwork I call all of a sudden its were getting you 80% now they’ve taken over 20K for my LIEN NOW THE LAW FIRM WANTS 40% PLUS THEY TOLD ME TO SAVE ANY EXPENDATURES RECEIPTS BILLING NOTICES THE LIKE FOR MY CLAIM WHY DO THEY ALL GET MORE THAN THOSE OF US WHO HAVE TO LIVE WITH THE HEALTH PROBLEMS I FEEL THAT SINCE THESE LAWYERS ARE SETTLING THESE CASES AS MASS TORT LITIGATIONS THEN THEY SHOULD ONLY BE ENTITLED TO a STANDARD 30%SINCE THE ARE THE ONES CRAPPING ON US LITERALLY TAKING ADVANTAGE JUST LIKE THE BIG PHARMACUETICAL COMPANIES THEY TAKE GOD KNOWS HOW MUCH MONEY IN FOR A PILL THAT CAN AND MORE THAN LIKELY DO MORE DAMAGE TO US IN THE LONG RUN THEN WHEN THE TRUTH COMES OUT ABOUT THE ADVERSE AFFECTS AND DEATHS FROM TAKING THE MEDICATIONS HERE COMES BOB KENZRLY ESQUIRE attorney TO HELP YOU GET WHATS COMING TO YOU WHEN IN REALITY WERE SCREWED ONCE BY BIG PHARMACUETICAL AND SHILE WERE DOWN HERE COMES MR ATTORNEY ESQUIRE TO RERAPE US NO DINNER NO MOVIE JUST A SWIFT YOU KNOW WHAT RIGHT UP OUR ASSES AND HAVE THE. TELL IT THEIR DOING US THE FAVOR THEIR LITERALLY DFY RAPE US NO KISS NOTHING GOD FORBID WE DIE OR LOOSE ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING WE OWN INSURANCE INCLUDED SO IF AND FINALLY WHEN IT SETTLED WERE SCEWED YET AGAIN BECAUSE OF THE LIENS PAID OUT AND SOME TIMES THE GOVERNMENT INSURANCE DIDN’T OAY FOR SHIT SO MAYBE WE SHOULD EITHER STOP THE LONG BATGLES WITH THE PHARMACUETICAL COMPANIES MAKE A PLEA FOR PAYMENT FOR PAIN SUFFERING AND DAMAGES LEAVING OUT THOSE WHO SAY THEIR HELPING ME AND YOU OR OUR FAMILIES IF WE SETTLED LIKE THIS WE WOULD PROBABLY GET THE SAME AMOUNT SINCE ALMOST HALF GOES TO THE LEECHES DOING US A FAVOR DONT FORGET THOSE WHO HAVE LIENS AS WELL

  5. Benita Reply

    My experience with this deadly drug was 8/2015. Went in with a stomach ache, nurse put in iv-port 20mg of reglan, shortly after I started dozing off into space, I was out for 8 hours, I almost died!!! Come September, I started experiencing symptoms TD

  6. bill Reply

    Took moms case to bryan loncar in dallas about 4 yrs ago She recently received check for 80% of settlement for $ 51,000 after lawyers and medicare expenses. three law firms collected 10k each. supposed to have another 20 % coming

  7. Johnny Reply

    Hi.. I have filed a lawsuit against Reglan I’m back in 2009 they have released all settlement checks and they got a hold on my son in for 5500 where I don’t know why I can’t pay the Fiat 500 and get the cash you can get loans against the settlement so I had a hiring a lawyer to get my set up at night so my question is why you’re holding our money when we’re doing without people appear medical bills prescription electric bill mortgages is due where we spent all the time and now I’ve got no diseases now and it was overwhelming while I waited so long and not getting no answers

  8. Patricia Reply

    We have been waiting for this settlement which began in 2009. We received a letter in April that they would start sending out the checks after April 20th. Here it is October 18 and still nothing. Call everyday and can’t get any one on the phone,they don’t call you back and sometimes you can’t even leave a message.

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