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Monthly Archives: July 2009

Plaintiff’s Expert Report in Metoclopramide Lawsuit Explains History of Drug and its Association With Tardive Dyskinesia

Posted in Reglan / Metoclopramide

This lengthy report explains the regulatory and clinical history of Reglan and Metoclopramide, including their association with movement disorders: My testimony will include discussion regarding enumerable published reports, that have been accumulating since 1978, that evidence that CAPs are strongly associated with Tardive Dyskinesia (hereafter TD) when given at sufficient dose for a sufficiently long… Continue Reading

Expert Report from Reglan Lawsuit Discusses FDA Regulations, and Side Effects of Reglan

Posted in Reglan / Metoclopramide

One of the claims made in most Reglan or Metoclopramide lawsuits is that the manufacturer of the drug failed to adequately warn the plaintiff of the risks of using the drug.  (One of the risks of using Reglan  or Metoclopramide is developing a movement disorder; Tardive Dyskinesia is a known side-effect of Reglan use.) The… Continue Reading

Expert Report Discussing Tardive Dyskinesia as a Side Effect of Metoclopramide & Reglan

Posted in Reglan / Metoclopramide

Steven Lamm, M.D., DTPH, gave the following expert report in a Reglan lawsuit.  The report establishes that some people who used Reglan or Metoclopramide for over 12 weeks developed movement disorders such as Tardive Dyskinesia.  "The literature on tardive dyskinesia and Metoclopramide begins with case reports and reports of case series. These reports demonstrate an… Continue Reading

A Reglan Lawsuit Where Identifying the Product is an Issue

Posted in Reglan / Metoclopramide

One of the things a plaintiff in a Reglan lawsuit will almost always have to prove is which manufacturer’s version of Reglan or Metoclopramide the plaintiff took.  While all versions of Metoclopramide have the same side effects, that usually isn’t enough to hold manufacturer A liable for injuries caused by manufacturer B’s product. Good Metoclopramide… Continue Reading

Wyeth and Schwarz’ Motion for Summary Judgment in a Reglan / Metoclopramide Lawsuit

Posted in Reglan / Metoclopramide

The lawyers for Wyeth and Schwarz filed this motion for summary judgment in Nevada.  One of the issues raised is whether Wyeth, as the firm that first brought Reglan to market, can be held liable if someone is injured while taking Metoclopramide, the generic form of Reglan. People who have used Metoclopramide or Reglan for… Continue Reading

Reglan Lawsuit Filed in Louisiana Against Wyeth

Posted in Reglan / Metoclopramide

This Reglan lawsuit was filed in Louisiana, and it alleges that Wyeth purposely concealed the side effects of long term usage of Reglan or Metoclopramide. 35. Defendant WYETH and its predecessors in interest had actual knowledge, through their own studies and studies by independent investigators, that doctors frequently prescribed Reglan/metoclopramide for long-term use that was… Continue Reading

Wyeth Acknowledges That Long Term Use of Reglan or Metoclopramide Causes Tardive Dyskinesia

Posted in Reglan / Metoclopramide

Here’s a relatively unusual motion filed by the pharmaceutical company Wyeth.  In the motion, Wyeth admits that Reglan & Metoclopramide cause Tardive Dyskinesia, and admits that Reglan or Metoclopramide probably caused the plaintiff’s Tardive Dyskinesia.  Wyeth just wants to exclude a portion of an expert’s testimony regarding the adequacy of the Reglan warning label. INTRODUCTION… Continue Reading

What Kind of Movement Disorders Does Reglan (Metoclopramide) Cause?

Posted in Reglan / Metoclopramide

I saw this diagnosis of a woman who was taking Metoclopramide (Reglan) for a long period of time: The patient stated that she started having jaw locking and subsequently chewing movement of her mouth since September 2001. Her tongue moves constantly, which resulted in slurred speech. She also developed left foot constant movement starting with… Continue Reading

Affidavit of Hal Morgenstern, Ph.D., in a Metoclopramide Lawsuit

Posted in Reglan / Metoclopramide

Hal Morgenstern filed this affidavit in a Metoclopramide lawsuit that alleges a woman developed Tardive Dyskinesia after long term use of Metoclopramide (generic Reglan.)  He filed this affidavit because the Reglan attorneys for Wyeth asked to court to exclude Morgenstern’s testimony on the grounds that it was scientifically unreliable under what is known as the… Continue Reading

Plaintiff’s Opening Brief in Reglan Lawsuit Appeal

Posted in Reglan / Metoclopramide

Earlier, I posted the second brief filed by Gladys Mensing in her Metoclopramide lawsuit.  Here’s the opening brief.  It gives an even better overview of the history of Metaclopramide litigation and the link between Tardive Dyskinesia and Metoclopramide.  Metoclopramide is of course the generic version of the prescription drug Reglan. There are many lawsuits in… Continue Reading

Plaintiff’s Appellate Brief in Reglan Lawsuit

Posted in Reglan / Metoclopramide

The following brief, filed in the 8th Circuit on behalf of Gladys Mensing gives a great deal of history both of Reglan (Metoclopramide) and of why lawsuits against Metoclopramide manufacturers shouldn’t be preempted.  It’s not a light read, but it’s a good one. Technorati Tags: Reglan,Metoclopramide,Tardive Dyskinesia,8th Circuit

Lawsuit Against Teva and Wal-Mart Alleges that Metoclopramide Causes Tardive Dyskinisia

Posted in Reglan / Metoclopramide

The following lawsuit, filed against Teva (the maker of Metoclopramide, a generic form of Reglan) and Wal-Mart, alleges that extended use of Metoclopramide causes Tardive Dyskinesia. If you think you have a movement disorder and you’re taking Reglan or Metoclopramide, why not contact me to have me put you in touch with a Reglan attorney… Continue Reading

Expert Report in Metoclopramide Lawsuit

Posted in Duragesic / Fentanyl, Reglan / Metoclopramide

The following expert report from Swicegood v. Pliva, Inc. explains how Metoclopramide (generic Reglan) can cause movement disorders, such as Tardive Dystonia and Tardive Dyskinesia. I noticed that Robert Gale is mentioned here as well.  He’s the inventor of the Duragesic fentanyl patch; I’m not yet sure what involvement he has with Reglan / Metaclopramide…. Continue Reading

Testimony of Mario Gonzalez in ALZA v. Mylan Fentanyl Patent Lawsuit

Posted in Duragesic / Fentanyl

Interesting information regarding the development of ALZA and Mylan’s patches. Technorati Tags: Duragesic,Fentanyl,Mylan MARIO A. GONZALEZ having first been duly sworn, was examined and testified as follows: COURTROOM deputy: Please take the stand, Dr. THE COURT: Good afternoon, Dr. THE WITNESS: Good afternoon, Your Honor. MS. DAVIS: should I proceed, Your Honor? THE COURT: Yes… Continue Reading

ALZA’s Lawsuit Against Mylan Over the Fentanyl Patch

Posted in Duragesic / Fentanyl

It will be interesting to scour the documents from the ALZA v. Mylan lawsuit to see if either company took positions that are inconsistent with their positions in the numerous fentanyl lawsuits both companies are facing.  Here’s a copy of ALZA’s lawsuit it filed in January of 2002 against Mylan. Technorati Tags: Mylan,AlZA,fentanyl,Duragesic

Fentanyl lawsuit filed prior to 2008 recall

Posted in Duragesic / Fentanyl

Here’s a fentanyl lawsuit that predates the 2008 recall.  In this case, the lawsuit was filed over a death that occurred in 2004.  I’m going to dig a little and see if I can find out how this Duragesic lawsuit turned out. Technorati Tags: Duragesic,Duragesic lawsuits,fentanyl,fentanyl lawsuit District Court Judge Guzman. COUNT I (Negligence: Janssen… Continue Reading

Deposition of ALZA Executive Regarding Manufacturing Process at Vacaville Duragesic Plant

Posted in Duragesic / Fentanyl

This deposition is of Sanjay Panda, an executive with ALZA.  During this Duragesic lawsuit, Panda testified as to how the Duragesic fentanyl patch is manufactured at the Vacaville Duragesic factory.  I believe I’ve already posted this in PDF format, but here it is in text format. Technorati Tags: Duragesic,Duragesic patch,fentanyl,fentanyl patch lawsuit,fentanyl lawsuit,Duragesic lawsuit THE… Continue Reading

Deposition of Chief Medical Examiner for Broward County in Duragesic Lawsuit

Posted in Duragesic / Fentanyl

Here’s the deposition of Dr. Joshua Perper, the Chief Medical Examiner for Broward County, Florida.  Because he works for the county, he wasn’t a witness for either the plaintiff or the defendant.  But read his deposition and decide for yourself which side his testimony helped more. Technorati Tags: Duragesic,Duragesic lawsuit,fentanyl,fentanyl lawsuit JOSHUA A. PERPER, M.D…. Continue Reading

Deposition of Mark Prausnitz, Ph.D., in Duragesic Patch Lawsuit

Posted in Duragesic / Fentanyl

I’ve posted at least one other deposition of Dr. Prausnitz.  Here he is testifying on behalf of the plaintiff in another Duragesic lawsuit.  This one also resulted in a win for the plaintiff.  Technorati Tags: Duragesic,Duragesic lawsuit,fentanyl,fentanyl lawsuit VIDEOGRAPHER: This is Tape No. 1 in the videotaped deposition of Mark Prausnitz in the matter of… Continue Reading