Background: Tardive dyskinesia (TD) is a severe neurologic adverse reaction occurring with long-term use of metoclopramide. Aim: To examine all reported legal cases involving metoclopramide-induced TD prior to June 16, 2014 in an effort to inform physicians and practitioners of the current legal risks associated with the prescription of metoclopramide. Methods: A search of the Westlaw database for cases that contained the terms metoclopramide and tardive dyskinesia was performed. This dataset was then queried for cases brought against physicians or practitioners. Full length reports were obtained and information was pulled regarding plaintiff demographics, medical specialty of the defendant, plaintiff’s TD symptoms, lawsuit claims, and case outcome.
Citation: Ehrenpreis ED, Krishnan A, Alexoff A, Smith D, Wilensky S (2015) A Survey of Lawsuits Filed for the Complaint of Tardive Dyskinesia Following Treatment with Metoclopramide. Clin Pharmacol Biopharm 4:131.