Zofran lawsuit attorneys note a recent lawsuit filed against GlaxoSmithKline, the maker of pharmaceuticals including the anti-nausea drug Zofran (also known as ondansetron) by a plaintiff who alleges the drug caused her child’s birth defects and that the drug maker failed to disclose Zofran pregnancy risks.
If you or a loved one took Zofran during pregnancy and delivered a child with birth defects, contact Attorney Group today. We offer free, confidential, no-obligation consultations in which we can help answer your questions. If you decide to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated Zofran attorney. The time you have to pursue a claim is limited, so contact us today.
What is Zofran?
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) initially approved Zofran in 1991 to help combat nausea often experienced by cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. As of May 2015, it has not been approved as a treatment for morning sickness, but lawsuits allege GlaxoSmithKline promoted the drug “off label,” or for purposes unapproved by the FDA as a safe way to counter the symptoms of pregnancy-related nausea.
Lawsuit Claims Zofran Caused Birth Defects
According to the recent complaint, echocardiograms showed that the plaintiff’s child had a number of birth defects, including congenital heart defects, hypertension, and hyperplasia, as well as facial dysmorphia, low-set ears, poor hearing, sensitivity to light, and webbed toes, among other complications.
In addition to claiming Zofran caused her child’s birth defects, the plaintiff claims that GlaxoSmithKline marketed the drug to pregnant women as a treatment for morning sickness despite never conducting any clinical trials to ensure its safe use.
Affected Patients May Be Entitled to Compensation
Women who took Zofran while pregnant and delivered children with birth defects may be able to pursue a claim for compensation on behalf of their children for medical expenses, scarring and disfigurement from the injury itself or medical treatment, pain and suffering, and other damages. If a child’s birth defect results in his or her death, the child’s parents may be able to pursue wrongful death damages, including pain and suffering and mental anguish resulting from the loss of their child.
The Time to Pursue a Claim is Limited. Contact Us Today.
Contact Attorney Group today if you or a loved one took Zofran during pregnancy and delivered a child with birth defects. We can answer your questions, inform you of your options, and connect you with an affiliated Zofran attorney. Your call is free, confidential, and without obligation. The time to pursue a claim is limited, so contact us today.