Zofran lawyers note a June 2015 lawsuit alleging a link between Zofran and heart defects. Zofran is an anti-nausea drug commonly used to treat morning sickness in pregnant women. A Louisiana mother’s lawsuit against drug maker GlaxoSmithKline, claims that the drug caused her son’s atrial septal defect (ASD).
If you or a loved one took Zofran while pregnant and delivered a baby with a birth defect, contact Attorney Group for more information. We offer free, no-obligation consultations and can inform you of your options. If you decide to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated Zofran lawsuit attorney.
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What is ASD, and How is it Linked to Zofran?
According to usrecallnews.com, the plaintiff alleges her son’s heart abnormalities were caused by prenatal exposure to Zofran, and that he has required two heart surgeries so far and may require more in the future.
An atrial septal defect is a defect in which there is a hole in the wall that separates the upper chambers of the heart. A hole in the heart is a normal part of development in the womb, but it should close before the baby is born. When it doesn’t close, the severity of the problem depends on the size of the hole and whether it closes on its own or not.
When detected in babies, ASD can be corrected surgically before there is significant damage. If ASD is left untreated, the defect can cause serious and life-threatening problems in adults including:
- Arrhythmias – heart rhythm abnormalities
- Right-sided heart failure
- Increased risk of stroke
- Pulmonary hypertension – increased blood pressure in the lungs
- Eisenmenger syndrome – permanent lung damage
Adults with untreated ASD often have a significantly shortened life span, the website concluded.
Affected Patients May Be Entitled to Compensation
Women who took Zofran while pregnant and delivered a baby with birth defects may be entitled to compensation on behalf of their child. Damages may include:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
- Mental anguish
- Disfigurement and scarring from a birth defect or medical treatment
If a child dies as a result of a birth defect, family members may be able to pursue wrongful death claims. These kinds of damages can include:
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish resulting from the loss of a child
- Medical expenses attributable to the fatal birth defect
- Conscious pain and suffering of a loved one prior to death
Affected families are encouraged to speak with a Zofran lawsuit attorney to learn more about their rights and remedies.
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