A Minnesota woman filed a Zofran lawsuit against drug maker GlaxoSmithKline on February 12, 2015, alleging that Zofran caused her children’s heart defects. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and joins seven other claims that have been brought against the drug maker in that court.
If you or a loved one took Zofran during pregnancy, particularly during the first trimester, and delivered a child with birth defects, including cleft lip, cleft palate, and heart defects, contact Attorney Group for more information about your options. We can answer your questions in a free, no-obligation consultation, and if you have a case, we can connect you with an affiliated attorney. The time to pursue a claim is limited, so contact us today.
Woman’s Allegations Include “Off-Label” Promotion
In her Zofran heart defect claim, the Minnesota woman alleges that GlaxoSmithKline failed to disclose the risks of Zofran use during pregnancy, particularly during the first trimester, and that the drug maker promoted Zofran “off-label,” or for purposes unapproved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a treatment for morning sickness. While GlaxoSmithKline has denied any off-label promotions of Zofran as a treatment for morning sickness, it did agree to more than $1 billion in civil settlements with the U.S. government to resolve allegations of wrongful marketing of certain drugs, including Zofran.
Studies have found that the active ingredient in Zofran could cross the placental barrier. Researchers have found clinical signs of toxicity such as incomplete bone growth, intrauterine fetal deaths, premature births, cleft lip, kidney malformations, musculoskeletal anomalies, cleft palate, and heart defects. GlaxoSmithKline allegedly knew as early as 1992 that Zofran could potentially cause birth defects but failed to disclose these risks associated with Zofran use during pregnancy.
Affected Patients May Be Eligible for Compensation
Patients affected by Zofran may be entitled to compensation for damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Family members of those killed may be able to pursue claims for the wrongful death of their loved one.
The Time to Pursue a Claim is Limited. Contact Us Today.
If you or a loved one took Zofran during pregnancy and delivered a baby with birth defects, including heart defects, cleft lip and cleft palate, contact Attorney Group to learn more about your options. We offer free, no-obligation consultations, and if you have a case, we can connect you with an affiliated attorney who can file a Zofran heart defect lawsuit on your behalf. The time to pursue a claim is limited, so contact us today.