6th Circ. Won't Rehear Generic-Reglan Injury Claims

By Kira Lerner (January 24, 2014, 6:42 PM EST) -- The Sixth Circuit refused to rehear seven lawsuits alleging drug manufacturers should be liable for serious neurological conditions that users incurred after taking a generic version of digestion medication Reglan, finding Thursday that the users' claims have already been considered.

The appeals court declined to reconsider its December decision to uphold a lower court's ruling, which dismissed the cases because the plaintiffs had taken metoclopramide, the generic name for Reglan, and brand-name manufacturers couldn't be held liable under the Tennessee Products Liability Act for injuries from products they didn't make.

Thursday's brief order said that the petition for rehearing was circulated...

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