Lawsuit: Zofran During Pregnancy Linked to Heart Defects

Families across the country are filing Zofran lawsuits regarding the anti-nausea drug Zofran and its role in allegedly causing birth defects. Nearly half a dozen families have filed suits, with some claiming that the drug manufacturer, GlaxoSmithKline, promoted Zofran as a “safe” medication pregnant women could take to ease the symptoms of morning sickness. However, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has never approved the use of Zofran during pregnancy and several studies have shown its dangerous side effects.

If you took Zofran during pregnancy and your child experienced adverse effects, you should consider legal representation. At Attorney Group, we offer free consultations and can evaluate the details surrounding your case to help you determine if taking action is merited. The time to pursue a claim is often limited, so contact us today.

Zofran Linked to Birth Defects

Zofran has been approved to help cancer patients who are experiencing nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy and radiation. In recent lawsuits that have been filed, parents claim that the mother was prescribed Zofran to treat morning sickness and later delivered a child with serious heart defects. Families believe that their children’s’ exposure to Zofran caused the birth defects.

There is evidence to support such a claim. The U.S. Department of Justice alleged in 2012 that the drug manufacturer broke the law when it promoted Zofran to doctors as a way to treat morning sickness. The company had allegedly never conducted any clinical trials that would deem it was safe to take Zofran during pregnancy.

Families also allege that GlaxoSmithKline received more than 200 reports of Zofran-related birth defects but failed to disclose that information to consumers. In the last few years, there have been studies in Sweden and Denmark that suggest taking the drug significantly increases the risk that a mother will have a child with a cardiovascular defect.

You May Be Eligible For Compensation

Families whose children have experienced birth defects after the mother took Zofran during pregnancy may be entitled to compensation. Damages from birth injury lawsuits include money for items such as medical bills, pain and suffering and long-term medical care. If you have lost a child, the expense of the funeral and burial, as well as other wrongful death damages, may also be covered.

Pursue Your Claim Today

At Attorney Group, we want to help people hold responsible parties accountable for the harm they cause. If you would like more information regarding Zofran or would like to speak to an attorney, contact us today. There is no cost to speak with us, your call is confidential, and there is no obligation on your part. The time to pursue a claim is limited, however, so contact us today.