Reglan Description

Reglan use with Infants and Children

Reglan is a drug frequently prescribed for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) and gastroparesis. However, Reglan is being more frequently prescribed to infants in neonatall units across the United States for reflux and vomiting due to prematurity. These babies often receive Reglan for months at a time. Studies show that exposure to Reglan for 12 or more weeks greatly increases the risk of neurologic damage called Tardive Dyskinesia or Dystonia, as stated by the FDA and the current Reglan labeling.

Reglan is also being prescribed to children for reflux and nausea, to pregnant women for morning sickness and to nursing mothers to increase the supply of breast milk.

These prescribing practices have resulted in infants and children suffering from Tardive Dyskinesia and Tardive Dystonia as a result of exposure to Reglan either by ingestion of through breast milk, as Reglan labeling states the drug crosses both the placenta and is found in the breast milk of mothers who are taking Reglan while nursing their children.

Children exposed to Reglan may experience symptoms including grimacing, lip smacking, tongue protrusion or thrusting, jerky movements of the arms, legs and head, constant movement and rapid eye movement.

Symptoms of Tardive Dyskinesia

  • Parkinson's Like Movements
  • Jaw movements appear to be chewing motions
  • Involuntary movements of the mouth, tongue, jaw, and cheeks
  • Twitching of the face
  • Lip smacking,
  • Cheek puffing,
  • Tongue thrusting,
  • Finger flicking,
  • Trunk twisting,
  • Grimacing,
  • Smacking,
  • Lip pursing,
  • Rapid blinking,
  • Impaired finger movement,
  • Rapid movements of the arms,
  • Toe tapping,
  • Moving the leg up and down,
  • Twisting and bending of the torso and
  • Other repetitive, involuntary movements without purpose.

Severity of Tardive Dyskinesia

Tardive Dyskinesia symptoms can range from mild to severe, based on the frequency and intensity of the involuntary movements. When the Tardive Dyskinesia is classified as severe, then abnormal movements of the tongue may occur over 60 times per minute. These abnormal movements usually decrease with emotional arousal, increase with relaxation and disappear during sleep.


Verdicts & Settlements

Scott has been involved in numerous and diverse settlements and verdicts throughout his 18 year legal career.  He prides himself on taking care of the injured people he represents.  Scott has represented individuals from almost every state in the country and can point to settlements involving millions of dollars. Whether it be a faulty medical device, a flawed manufacturing process, a failed prescription drug or some other issue that has caused personal injury, Scott has the experience, determination and the integrity to represent a client’s interests aggressively and see that justice is served. The following examples are but a few of recent notable accomplishments:

  • Hundreds of Scott’s clients from numerous states received monetary awards in the Silicone breast implant litigation. These cases involved defective leaking or ruptured silicone implants which caused significant injury, illness and/or damage to women who relied on the manufactures of the implants.  Scott worked with the women all the way through to verdict or settlement and was responsible for ultimately settling client cases for millions of dollars.

  • Scott represented clients in the Rezulin litigation which involved a drug used by diabetics. The FDA ultimately removed the drug from the market due to liver and cardiac adverse events. Scott was involved in hundreds of hours of document review and depositions in the U.S. and Europe.  He deposed corporate witnesses who designed, manufactured, marketed and sold the drug and his clients received exceptional settlements.

  • Scott and his partner Ed Blizzard were involved in representing hundreds of individuals who suffered as a result of defective Sulzer hip and knee implant replacement joints.  Scott and Ed worked at both the state and federal level and were instrumental in developing documents and deposing corporate witnesses so that ultimately a global settlement of all claims was announced.  Scott and Ed were able to secure millions in settlement for their clients.

  • Scott represented many clients who encountered problems as a result of the diet drugs Pondimin and Redux.  He was involved with discovery committees, reviewed thousands of documents and deposed many corporate witnesses.  He tried many of these cases to verdict receiving large settlements for his clients. In December 2000, Scott tried a case in Philadelphia for two ladies from Utah who developed heart valve damage after taking the diet drug combination known as Fen-Phen. After a two week trial the jury awarded each of his clients $100 million dollars. This $200 million dollar verdict stands today as the largest Fen-Phen valvular heart disease verdict in the country. Because of this verdict, Scott was inducted into the Million Dollar and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

  • Scott’s clients in the Ephedra litigation were compensated well for the damages they suffered.  These cases involved  products such as Herbalife, Dexatrim, Stacker and Hydroxicut that were associated with heart attacks and strokes. He was heavily involved in developing justification documents and taking corporate depositions that ultimately led to large dollar settlements for his clients.  

Most recently, Scott began working on Paxil birth defect cases. Paxil is an antidepressant still used by millions of Americans daily.  In recent years, however, it has been associated with significant heart defects when ingested by women during the first trimester of a pregnancy.  Scott has been actively prosecuting these cases against GSK, maker of the drug. One of his cases was the first to be set for trial.  The case was resolved in favor of Scott’s client.


Current Litigation:

  • Heart Defects
  • Lung Defects

  • Heart Defects
  • Lung Defects

  • Heart Defects
  • Lung Defects

  • Heart Rhythm

  • Birth Defects

  • Tardive Dyskinesia
  • Tardive Dystonia







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