Drug Maker Requests Consolidation of Zofran Birth Defect Lawsuits in Philadelphia

Zofran lawyers note a July 2015 motion filed by drug maker GlaxoSmithKline with the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) requesting the court to consolidate all Zofran birth defect lawsuits before one single judge so that motions and pretrial discovery can be made more efficient for disposition of the cases. Zofran is an anti-nausea drug used to treat morning sickness in pregnant women and, although the drug maker denies any link between birth defects and Zofran, lawsuits allege that GlaxoSmithKline failed to warn women of the risks associated with taking Zofran while pregnant.

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.

Important: The time you have to pursue a claim is limited. Contact us for more information.

12 Zofran Birth Defect Lawsuits Filed

There have been numerous Zofran birth defect lawsuits filed to date across the U.S., and attorneys seek to consolidate all federally filed cases that allege Zofran was prescribed during the first trimester of pregnancy to treat morning sickness, and caused babies to be born with birth defects, including:

  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Cleft Lip
  • Cleft Palate

One lawsuit claims that the first trimester exposure to Zofran caused her to miscarry. However, most cases involve congenital heart defects that require surgery to repair.

Consolidation May Be Helpful to All Parties

The lawsuits that would be consolidated come from federal courts in various states across the nation. The request for consolidation is a common legal procedure that can help mass tort lawsuits that involve a large number of cases, especially when the volume of cases is with the same defendant and deal with similar issues. This benefits all parties to the litigation and the court system, as litigating each individual Zofran lawsuit would not be a practical solution.

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 for themselves and 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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If you or a loved one took Zofran and delivered a child with birth defects, contact 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 info@attorneygroup.com.

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