Possible Complications of Reglan
Reglan is most risky to patients who take the medication for longer than 3 months.
Some of the complications that classify Reglan as a dangerous prescription drug include:
- Tardive dyskinesia (causes repetitive, involuntary movements);
- Parkinson’s-like disorders (symptoms that are similar to those with Parkinson’s disease);
- liver problems;
- Tachycardia (fast heart rate);
- arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat);
- endocrine problems;
- Agranulocytosis (decrease in the number of white blood cells, which are necessary to fight infection);
- Aldosteronism (high blood pressure accompanied with low potassium levels);
- Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (neurological disorder); and
- Hyperaldosteronism (production of too much aldosterone and significantly low levels of potassium in the blood).
Filing a Dangerous Drug ClaimFiling a dangerous drug claim may seem like an overwhelming task. This shouldn’t stop you from pursuing compensation for injuries caused by taking Reglan or any other dangerous prescription drug, for that matter.
Injuries from Reglan can leave a patient with overwhelming medical expenses and can negatively impact a patient’s social life and emotional health.
Many of the symptoms experienced by Tardive Dyskinesia cause obvious movements such as rapid blinking, puckering of the lips and facial grimacing. These complications can change an individual’s quality of life. Emotionally, these complications can lead to depression and social isolation. While it is difficult to put a price tag on this type of suffering, your pain and suffering as well as your monetary damages may be recoverable in a dangerous drug claim.
The financial effects of a Reglan injury can also be devastating, leading to the need for long-term services such as rehabilitation or speech therapy. Additionally, an individual may need prescription medication to treat symptoms.
A Chicago personal injury lawyer can help you to sort through all of the complicated legal procedures that accompany a dangerous drug claim and can determine what type of damages you may be entitled to recover.
When to Hire a Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer
A Chicago personal injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C. has dealt with similar cases to yours and knows the best course of action for your claim. To improve your chances at a fair settlement and take the burden out of all the paperwork involved in an Illinois dangerous drug claim, contact us today for a free case evaluation – 312-263-1080.