An Alabama Zofran lawyer notes that the parents of a child who allegedly developed birth defects after his mother used Zofran while pregnant are now seeking damages from the drug’s maker and alleging that the company misrepresented the risks of the medication. Affected families may be eligible to pursue claims for compensation by filing an Alabama Zofran birth defects lawsuit.
For more information, contact Attorney Group for Alabama. Our consultations are free, confidential and without any obligation on your part. We can help answer your questions, and if you choose to pursue a claim we can connect you with an affiliated Alabama Zofran lawyer who can assist you throughout the legal process.
Alabama Zofran Lawyer: Drug Maker Failed To Warn Parents of Risks
According to the complaint, drug maker GlaxoSmithKline was negligent in marketing Zofran for the off-label purpose of treating morning sickness. The lawsuit also claims that GlaxoSmithKline presented its medication as safe for use during pregnancy despite knowing that it may cause birth defects, according to The Louisiana Record.
As the complaint notes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved Zofran for the treatment of morning sickness or for any use during pregnancy. Furthermore, GlaxoSmithKline has never conducted clinical trials to learn whether this use of the drug is effective and safe. The lawsuit alleges that, due to the drug maker’s fraudulent marketing tactics, the woman and her healthcare provider weren’t aware of the serious potential side effects of Zofran. The family is now seeking various forms of compensation, including punitive damages, to address their son’s medical costs and other losses, the website reported.
How an Alabama Zofran Lawyer Can Help
Drug manufacturers have a duty to ensure their products are accompanied by full and accurate instructions and warnings to guide prescribing doctors and other health care providers in making treatment decisions. If a drug maker fails to fulfill this duty, it could be held liable in lawsuits for injuries that may result.
The parents of children who were born with birth defects linked to Zofran may be eligible to recover money for:
- Medical Expenses
- Scarring or physical deformities caused by the birth defect or treatment
- Pain and Suffering
The families of those who have died may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.
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