Zofran lawsuits note multiple birth defects linked to use of Zofran by women during pregnancy. Zofran is an anti-nausea medication that has been approved for use in surgical and chemotherapy patients. However, it has also been promoted for treatment of morning sickness in pregnant women, even though the drug has not been approved for that use. Women who took the medication during pregnancy have reported birth defects from Zofran in their children, including cleft lip, cleft palate, and heart defects,.
If your baby was born with cleft lip, cleft palate, or other birth defect and you took Zofran during pregnancy, contact Attorney Group for a free, no-obligation consultation. We can answer your questions, and if you have a case, we can connect you with an affiliated attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process.
Possible Birth Defects from Zofran
Include, Cleft Lip, Palate, & Heart Defects
Zofran use by pregnant women may increase the risk of multiple severe and
potentially life-threatening birth defects, including:
- Zofran cleft lip: This is a type of congenital defect that has been linked to Zofran use by pregnant women. An indentation or gap is present in the upper lip, and the gap may continue up into the nose. While this is a relatively common birth defect in newborns, it requires costly medical procedures to correct.
- Cleft palate: Similar to cleft lip, a cleft palate occurs when the roof of the baby’s mouth fails to properly develop. The baby is left with a gap in the roof of the mouth that often requires reconstructive surgery within 12 to 18 months following birth. According to some studies, Zofran use during pregnancy may cause a 2.4-fold increase in the risk of a baby being born with a cleft palate.
- Heart defects: Birth defects from Zofran may also include heart defects and malformations, including holes in the heart, known as ventricular septal defects or atrial septal defects, depending on the location of the hole in the organ.
According to lawsuits, drug maker GlaxoSmithKline knew or should have known the risk of Zofran causing birth defects and provided adequate warnings to pregnant women suffering from morning sickness.
Have Questions About Possible Birth Defects from Zofran?
If you took Zofran during your pregnancy and your baby was born with a cleft lip, cleft palate, or other birth defect, Attorney Group can help. In a free consultation, we can answer your questions. If you have a case, we can connect you with an affiliated Zofran attorney who can assist you in seeking the compensation to which you may be entitled.