REGLAN & TARDIVE DYSKINESIA: THE MULLIGAN LAW FIRM EVALUATING THESE TRAGIC CASES NOW

April 2009

The Mulligan Law Firm is Evaluating Reglan® Injury Cases and Tardive dyskinesia

The Mulligan Law Firm announces that it is evaluating and investigating cases where usage of the prescription drug Reglan® has led to the development of a serious condition called Tardive dyskinesia.  

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) April 7, 2009 — The Mulligan Law Firm (http://www.mulliganlaw.com) has started evaluating possible Reglan® injury claims and links with the development of a serious side-effect: Tardive dyskinesia.

Reglan® (which has the generic name of metoclopramide) is a prescribed medication that is designed for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux in the short-term.
The development of Tardive dyskinesia – a neurological condition – has been reported in a number of patients whose doctors have prescribed Reglan® for the treatment of their gastroesophageal reflux.
If you or a loved one has developed Tardive dyskinesia after taking Reglan®, you should contact the Mulligan Law Firm immediately. The firm is very interested in speaking with you, and evaluating and investigating your case.
The symptoms associated with Tardive dyskinesia are extremely distressing, and can include uncontrollable movement in the legs, arms, feet and hands; protrusion of the tongue; involuntary and rapid blinking of the eyes; and uncontrolled grimacing.
The Mulligan Law Firm is now offering a free evaluation and investigation of potential claims related to patients who may have developed Tardive dyskinesia after taking Reglan®.

If you or a loved one has developed Tardive dyskinesia after being prescribed Reglan®, please contact the Mulligan Law Firm as soon as possible to discuss your potential claim.

The attorneys of The Mulligan Law Firm emphasize that in personal injury cases and lawsuits involving Reglan® and Tardive dyskinesia, it is vital that steps are taken to preserve all available evidence, and to allow physicians and/or other expert witnesses to thoroughly evaluate any and all potential injuries.

Moreover, current statutes of limitations require potential plaintiffs to act within certain, established time-frames. Any failure or delay in contacting an attorney may result in a potential claimant losing his or her rights.

Do not delay: contact The Mulligan Law Firm today if you have questions and concerns about Reglan® and Tardive dyskinesia.

About The Mulligan Law Firm:

The Mulligan Law Firm was formed in 1995. The firm has successfully represented thousands of individuals in a wide variety of practice areas in federal and state courts throughout the United States, and has achieved recoveries for its clients exceeding well over $600 million U.S. dollars. The firm obtained an AV rating with Martindale-Hubbell which indicates very high to preeminent legal ability and very high ethical standards as established by confidential opinions from members of the Bar.

The Mulligan Law Firm would like to hear from you to discuss your potential claim.

For more information on Reglan® and Tardive dyskinesia and The Mulligan Law Firm, see the website: http://www.mulliganlaw.com

The Mulligan Law Firm represents clients throughout the United States in conjunction with local counsel licensed in other jurisdictions.

Contact:

Patrick J. Mulligan, Attorney / Lawyer*
Eric W. Gruenwald, Attorney / Lawyer+
The Mulligan Law Firm
214-219-9779, EXT. 245

For details about our attorneys and areas of practice, see:
http://www.mulliganlaw.com

* Licensed in Texas & Georgia
+ Licensed in California only

PLAYGROUND INJURIES: A VERY COMMON PROBLEM

April 2009

Each year, more than 200,000 children, aged 14 or younger, are treated in American emergency departments for playground-related injuries.  The Mulligan Law Firm is actively seeking and investigating serious injuries to children sustained in playgrounds. 

Many of these injuries involve serious head, neck, and brain injuries that can be life threatening.  There is no such thing as a “mild concussion”.  Even a relatively minor concussion can have drastic effects on the brain, and should be carefully evaluated by a physician.  Multiple concussions sustained over a period of time have been linked to many other health issues and brain damage. 

If you or a loved one have been injured in a playground accident, please contact The Mulligan Law Firm today, and share your story here. 

Playground accidents are also taking place on playgrounds owned by fast food chains, amusement parks, and other such places that attempt to draw business by making a place for children to play at the location of their business.  The Mulligan Law Firm is particularly interested in talking to those injured at fast food chain playgrounds.  The Texas, California, and Florida attorneys of The Mulligan Law Firm are now evaluating nationwide potential playground injuries.

Reglan: Tardive Dyskinesia

March 2009

Reglan® Lawsuits / Claims Currently Being Evaluated

If you, a friend or a loved one suffered serious injury or death died after taking Reglan you may be entitled to financial compensation.

The attorneys at The Mulligan Law Firm are evaluating claims on behalf of individuals throughout the United States who:

a) have taken Reglan®; and,
b) have suffered injuries / side effects including Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome
c) Tardive Dyskinesia
d) Tardive Dystonia
e) and / or death.

Contact us today for a Free Potential Case Evaluation. Please feel free to post your experiences with Reglan® here. This is a public forum to discuss your concerns / thoughts about Reglan®.

Levaquin® Tendon Ruptures: Comments Welcome

March 2009

Levaquin® Lawsuit / Claim:  California, Florida, Texas Attorneys / Lawyers evaluating Nationwide Levaquin Potential Claims for Tendon Rupture, Etc.

Levaquin® (levofloxacin) is a Fluoroquinolone Antimicrobial Antibiotic prescribed by doctors for use in the treatment of infections.

Levaquin® is manufactured by Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceutical.  On July 8, 2008, the FDA issued a Black Box Warning to inform patients of the risk of tendonitis and tendon rupture.  Cases have been reported of tendinitis and tendon rupture long after the antibiotic was stopped by the patient.

Especially those age 60 or over are at increased risk of tendonitis or tendon rupture.  The concomitant use of steroid therapy further increases the risk. 

Cases of bilateral Achilles tendon ruptures, etc., have been reported in those taking Flouroquinolones including Levaquin®, Avelox®, and Cipro®.

Calaxo Screw Recall – Contact Us

March 2009

The CALAXO® screw was in use from roughly March, 2006 to August, 2007. It is a bioabsorbable polymer and calcium carbonate device designed to promote bone growth and reabsorb more rapidly by the body, thus producing a quicker recovery time. If you had ACL surgery during this time and suspect a CALAXO® screw was used, you should contact us. 

In March, 2006 the CALAXO® screw from Smith & Nephew was approved for use in the U.S. In August, 2007 Smith & Nephew did an immediate recall following reports of swelling, pain, pockets of fluid build up, and screw fragmentation. According to their recall letter, in rare cases, patients have developed pre-tibial soft tissue swelling between 2 - 36 weeks after insertion of the CALAXO screw. Smith & Nephew stated: “because the area of swelling and soft tissue irritation can mimic the appearance of an infection, our medical experts recommend that consideration should be given to aspirating the area for routine cultures”. Some cases require further surgery involving debridement (removal of dead or infected tissue and bone) and removal of any remaining screw fragments.

In some cases, surgeons have further replaced the fragmented polymer screw with an alternate screw or bone graft.

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March 2009
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Names Removed for Privacy:
The following is what happened to my daughter after taking three doses of Avelox in May 2003.  Because of the laws in our state we were unable to litigate her case, but I do want her story to be told.  Thank you in advance for taking the time to read this tragic and devastating part of my life.
 
My daughter was prescribed a drug called Avelox for a mild respiratory illness.  She passed away one week later from complications resulting from multiple simultaneous severe adverse reactions to the Avelox.  These are documented by the extensive autopsy and toxicology results performed after her death at the University Medical Center.
 
The day she was diagnosed with bronchitis, she read the attached warning literature and also referenced “Davis’ Drug Guide for Nurses’ eighth edition to verify dosage and to review potential reactions.  What she was about to suffer from the Avelox was not completely mentioned in either publication and what were mentioned were significantly downplayed –  that there would only be a minor concern in taking this drug.
 
Within eight days we watched in horror as a vibrant, energetic healthy young woman in her twenties went from a mild illness to suffering from severe abdominal pain, hallucinating, incoherent, skin rash to comatose, liver failure, kidney failure, her skin peeling off (toxic epidermal necrosis)  liver transplant, on life support then ultimately death, a direct result of her taking Avelox.  Despite immediately discontinuing taking the medication after the very first signs of a reaction started and seeking medical attention at our local emergency room, no medical personnel, of which there were several called in to see her, could correctly diagnose her condition as an adverse reaction to the Avelox or my many attempts to advise the doctors that she was fine until she started taking the Avelox.  I was told on several occasions that it couldn’t be the Avelox causing her hepatitis like symptoms.
 
My daughter’s passing was not only tragic to our family and friends but to society as well.  She was entering her junior year at the School of Nursing carrying a 4.0 average.  She was the type of person that put others interests ahead of her own.  She felt that a career in nursing was a way for her to contribute to society and the betterment of others.
 
Knowing what we do after researching all fluoroquinolones there is no doubt that these drugs should be used as a last resort course of treatment only.
 
Again, thank you for taking the time to read this, and I hope that you and all of your litigants are victorious.
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January 2009

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