Zofran was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a treatment for nausea in chemotherapy and surgery patients, but drug maker GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has been named in Zofran lawsuits that allege the company promoted Zofran “off-label,” or for unapproved purposes, as a treatment for morning sickness. A Massachusetts mother recently filed a lawsuit alleging that her use of Zofran while pregnant resulted in her child being born with heart defects and other conditions.
If you or a loved one took Zofran while pregnant, particularly during the first trimester, and delivered a child with birth defects, including cleft lip, cleft palate, and heart defects, contact Attorney Group to learn more about your options. We can answer your questions in a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation. If you choose to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated Zofran lawsuit attorney who can assist you through the legal process. The time you have to pursue a claim is limited, so contact us today.
Lawsuit: Drug Maker Knew About Risks
In the lawsuit filed against the drugmaker, the plaintiff claims GSK marketed Zofran as a safe and effective treatment for morning sickness despite having never received approval from the FDA for doing so. Other allegations in the complaint include:
- That GSK never undertook or commissioned any studies to test the effects of Zofran on an unborn child’s development
- That the drug maker had conducted animal tests prior to obtaining FDA approval for the drug in 1991 that showed it to produce birth defects in offspring
- That by 1992, GSK had already begun to receive reports linking birth defects to Zofran, but chose to never share that information with doctors or their pregnant patients
Affected Patients May Be Entitled to Compensation
Women who took Zofran while pregnant and delivered a child with birth defects may be entitled to compensation on behalf of her child, including medical expenses, past and future pain and suffering, and scarring or disfigurement of the child from a birth defect or medical treatment.
If a child is killed by complications resulting from a birth defect, his or her parents may be able to pursue wrongful death compensation, including medical expenses attributable to the fatal birth defect, pain, suffering, and mental anguish resulting from the loss of a child, and conscious pain and suffering of a loved one prior to death.
The Time To Pursue a Claim is Limited. Contact Us Today.
If you or a loved one took Zofran while pregnant, particularly during the first trimester, and delivered a child with birth defects, contact Attorney Group today to learn more about your options. If you choose to pursue a claim following your free, no-obligation consultation, we can connect you with an affiliated Zofran attorney who can help you seek the compensation to which you may be entitled. Your time to pursue a claim is limited. Contact us today.