An Arkansas Zofran attorney notes a lawsuit filed by a mother who claims that the anti-nausea drug caused her child’s birth defects. The woman, who took Zofran to treat her morning sickness when she was pregnant, claims that the drug’s maker failed to adequately warn of its dangers. Other affected families may be eligible to pursue claims for compensation by filing an Arkansas Zofran birth defects lawsuit.
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Mother: Son Will Suffer Lifetime Impairments Because Of Zofran
Allegations of failing to warn and marketing a defective medication are the crux of a lawsuit filed by an Arkansas mother who alleges that her son suffered numerous birth defects after she took Zofran while pregnant. According to The Louisiana Record, the woman seeks unspecified damages claiming that her son will be impaired for the rest of his life because of her use of Zofran, a drug prescribed to her for the treatment of her morning sickness.
Respiratory distress syndrome and a cleft palate are among the serious birth defects the child suffered, allegedly due to his mother taking Zofran during her pregnancy. The mother claims she was never informed of the drug’s possible link to birth defects before taking it. Because of this omission, the woman accuses drug maker GlaxoSmithKline of breach of express/implied warranty, deceptive and unconscionable trade practices, design defect and strict liability, among other claims, the website reported.
How an Arkansas Zofran Attorney 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 entitled to compensation for damages, including the child’s:
- Medical expenses
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish
- Scarring or physical deformities caused by the birth defect or treatment
If a child died due to birth defects linked to Zofran, family members may be entitled to compensation for the wrongful death of their loved one, including:
- Conscious pain and suffering of their child prior to death
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish from the loss of a child
- Funeral expenses
Affected families are encouraged to seek the advice of an Arkansas Zofran attorney to learn more about their rights and remedies.
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