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    Site Redesign At My Reglan Lawyer Blog

    My Reglan Lawyer blog, Find The Right Reglan Lawyer, got overhauled this weekend.  Because the statute of limitations for many (perhaps even most) Reglan lawsuits will be up in February, I'm paying some extra attention to the site this month and next. 

    If you're looking for documents from Reglan lawsuits (including expert witness reports), you won't find a better resource than my blog.  Or, if you're in the market for a Reglan lawyer, why not check the site out and see if I can help you find the right Reglan attorney to handle your case?

    As a little background: Reglan (the generic equivalent is Metoclopramide) is a drug that was promoted to help people who suffered from heartburn, GERD, and similar ailments.  The drug works well for that, but there's a catch.  People who use Reglan for longer than 12 weeks are at great risk of developing a movement disorder such as tardive dyskinesia.  Unfortunately, it wasn't until February of 2009 that Reglan received a Black Box warning to alert people ot the risk.  And in February of 2011, the two-year statute of limitations in many states will likely be up.  (In product liability lawsuits over prescription drugs, the date when the drug was either recalled or got a Black Box warning is typically the date statutes begin to run.  But not always, so don't rely on anything here to determine when your statute is up.) 

    In the next few weeks, I'll be overhauling a few of my other blogs.  I'm sticking with Typepad for them, even though I've been incredibly impressed with Squarespace.  I may move Dangerous Drugs to Squarespace, but I'm still up in the air on that one.


    Interesting Fact About Paxil Birth Defect Lawsuits

    There have been quite a few lawsuits over birth defects in children whose mothers took Paxil during pregnancy.  The birth defects have been quite severe, including such rare heart problems as Tricuspid Valve Stenosis.

    What's interesting is that Paxil only came on the market in 1992.  That was exactly 18 years ago.  In most (if not all) states, if a minor is injured, his or her statute of limitations doesn't start to run until the age of majority.  That means that all or almost all children who were injured because their mother took Paxil are eligible to file a lawsuit. 

    That's extremely rare for drugs that have been on the market for more than a few years.  Take Reglan, for example.  That drug has been on the market for decades, and because of that, there are tons of people who were injured by it who can't sue because the typical two-year statute of limitation is blown.

    I'm hearing rumors that many (if not most) of the original Paxil birth defect lawsuits have settled, and now Paxil lawyers are gearing up for another round of litigation.  At least there won't be any statute of limitations problems.