Two medical malpractice settlements for œvery large sum[s] of money also result in better patient care

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Confidential Settlements from two of Edwards and Ragatz medical malpractice cases involving the improper prescribing of certain drugs (Reglan) were discussed in an insurance company bulletin to healthcare providers advising how to provide better care to patients and how to avoid future claims.

According to the insurance company’s website, œIn medicine, as in life, we often learn the most from the insights of those who have ˜been there’. That’s why claims lessons are the training tool of choice. Our claim files are packed with scenarios to avoid and lessons to learn.

Reglan is a drug commonly used to treat gastrointestinal disorders, such as reflux. On, February 26, 2009 the FDA released a Black Box warning linking the use of Reglan for more than 12 weeks to the development of Tardive Dyskinesia.  Symptoms of TD include abnormal body movements such as facial grimaces, severe tremors, shaking of the extremities, pelvic thrusts, tongue darting, constant eye movements and other abnormal movements. At this time, TD is irreversible and there are no known treatments.

You can read the Claims Lesson by clicking here

If you or a loved one has developed Tardive Dyskinesia after taking Reglan® please contact attorney Eric Ragatz today for a free consultation. The law office of Edwards and Ragatz P.A. have experienced product liability attorneys on staff. We have successfully represented clients who have been harmed by defective drugs. Please contact us today at (904) 399-1609 to schedule your free consultation.

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