Two Louisiana women have filed a lawsuit against drug maker GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), claiming that their children were born with birth defects caused by Zofran, an anti-nausea drug that Zofran lawsuit attorneys claim has been promoted “off-label,” or for purposes unapproved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, as a treatment for morning sickness.
If you or a loved one took Zofran while pregnant and delivered a child with birth defects, contact Attorney Group today to learn more about your options. We can answer your questions in a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation, and if you decide to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated Zofran lawyer who can assist you throughout the legal process.
Important: The time you have to pursue a claim is limited. Contact us for more information.
Women Allege Zofran Was Wrongfully Marketed
In the Zofran lawsuit, the plaintiffs claim that GSK wrongfully marketed Zofran to doctors for use by pregnant women to increase profit, and that GSK did this despite having clear knowledge that Zofran was potentially dangerous for unborn children. The women also claim that the drug maker never conducted trials on pregnant women before promoting Zofran for the purpose of treating morning sickness.
The drug maker’s off-label promotion of Zofran allegedly resulted in many uninformed pregnant women taking a drug that increased their children’s risk for developing birth defects caused by Zofran. The two women allege that Zofran caused their children’s heart defects, and that GSK failed to warn them of the risks associated with the drug.
Affected Patients May Be Entitled to Compensation
If a drug maker fails to fulfill its duty to provide safe drugs and warn of possible risks of harm to patients, it could be held liable for injuries that may result.
Pregnant women whose children were born with birth defects caused by Zofran may be entitled to compensation on behalf of their child. Compensation may include:
- Medical expenses
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish
- Scarring and disfigurement from a birth defect or its treatment
If the child of a woman who took Zofran from birth defects caused by Zofran, the child’s parents may be able to pursue claims for the wrongful death of their child, including:
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish from the loss of a child
- Conscious pain and suffering of a loved one prior to death
- Medical expenses attributable to the fatal birth defect
Contact Us For More Information
If you or a loved took Zoran and delivered a child with birth defects, contact the American Injury Attorney Group for more information. You can fill out the form on this page, call us at the number listed at the top of the page, or email us at [email protected].
When you contact us, an attorney will follow up with you to speak with you about your case or answer questions that you might have. There is no cost or obligation to speak with us, and any information you provide will be kept confidential.
Please note that the law limits the time you have to pursue a claim for an injury. If you think you have a case, you should not delay taking action.
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