Zofran attorneys note a lawsuit filed by a woman and her husband against drug maker GlaxoSmithKline, alleging that the company misled the public about the risks of Zofran, an anti-nausea medication. The woman took Zofran to treat her morning sickness, and alleges that her child was delivered with serious heart defects from the drug and died as a result.
If you or a loved one took Zofran while pregnant and delivered a child with birth defects, including heart defects, contact Attorney Group for California today to learn more about your options. We offer free, confidential, no-obligation consultations in which we can answer your questions. If you decide to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated Zofran attorney.
Study Suggest Risks of Zofran to a Developing Fetus
According to allegations in the complaint:
“…GlaxoSmithKline actively concealed information and actively misled [the couple], their physician, the medical community in general, the public at large, and federal regulators regarding Zofran’s propensity to cause birth defects and its appropriateness for use by pregnant mothers.”
A study from Harvard and Boston University’s Slone Epidemiology Center suggests that the risks of Zofran are significant to developing fetuses due to an increased risk of serious birth defects, including cleft lip, cleft palate and heart irregularities.
Drug makers have a duty to provide safe drugs. If there are dangers associated with their use, warnings must be provided to patients of the potential risks. If a drug maker fails to do so, patients may take the drug without knowledge of potential adverse side effects and could suffer severe complications.
Affected Patients May Be Entitled to Compensation.
Women who took Zofran while pregnant and delivered a baby with birth defects may be entitled to compensation on behalf of their child. Damages may include:
- Medical expenses
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish
- Scarring and disfigurement resulting from a birth defect or medical treatment
If a child dies as a result of a birth defect, family members may be able to pursue wrongful death claims. Wrongful death damages may include:
- Conscious pain and suffering of a loved one prior to death
- Medical expenses attributable to the fatal birth defect
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish resulting from the loss of a child
The Time to Pursue a Claim is Limited. Contact Us Today
If you or a loved one took Zofran while pregnant and your child has birth defects, contact Attorney Group for California today. We offer free, no-obligation consultations in which we can inform you of your options. If you decide to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated Zofran attorney. State laws limit the time to pursue a claim, so contact us today.