Tardive Dyskinesia Lawsuit
If you've taken Reglan® or one of the many anti-psychotic drugs and have been diagnosed with the movement disorder, tardive dyskinesia, we may be able to help you seek compensation for your suffering. To find out if a tardive dyskinesia lawsuit is right for you, please contact us today.
Tardive dyskinesia is characterized by involuntary movements of the tongue, lips and jaw as well as the arms, legs fingers and toes. Symptoms of tardive dyskinesia can range from mild to severe and can affect a person's quality of life and self-worth.
Tardive dyskinesia is a serious side effect of antipsychotic drugs, also known as neuroleptics. These drugs are used to treat people with chronic schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders. Reglan®, which is used to treat gastrointestinal issues, has also been associated with the development of the disorder.
For some patients, the symptoms will stop after the person discontinues use of the medication, but for others, symptoms can become permanent and may get worse even after the medication is stopped.
How a Tardive Dyskinesia Lawsuit Can Help
Tardive dyskinesia can affect a person's quality of life. The awkward movements might be embarrassing and cause a person to stop participating in social activities. A lawsuit would seek financial compensation for someone who has been negatively affected by the disorder, helping him or her achieve a higher quality of life. Our tardive dyskinesia attorneys are experienced in these types of lawsuits and can help you seek the compensation you deserve.
Compensation for Reglan® Patients
Reglan® (metoclopramide) has been linked to an increase in the risk of tardive dyskinesia. According to reports, a patient's risk increases the longer he or she is prescribed Reglan®; it is not recommended to take the medication for more than 12 weeks. If a patient begins to show signs of the disorder, he or she should visit his/her doctor right away.
Metoclopramide is used to treat slow stomach emptying in patients with diabetes and is used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy. Some patients might also be given metoclopramide to empty the intestines during certain medical procedures.
If you've taken Reglan® or an antipsychotic drug and have developed tardive dyskinesia, you might be eligible to file a lawsuit to seek compensation for your suffering. To schedule a free review of your case, please contact a tardive dyskinesia lawyer today.