Study: Zofran Linked to Higher Risk of Birth Defects

A Colorado Zofran lawyer notes that research has added to the ongoing debate over the merits and risks of the anti-nausea drug Zofran as a treatment for morning sickness. A study suggests that the children of pregnant women who take Zofran experience a slightly higher rate of birth defects than others, but the research couldn’t eliminate other risk factors as a cause of those birth defects. Affected mothers and their families may be able to recover compensation with the help of a Colorado Zofran lawsuit attorney.

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Plaintiffs Claim Lack of Adequate Testing in Zofran Lawsuits

A study involving over 3,000 women suggests that the use of Zofran during pregnancy may be associated with birth defects, although other risk factors may contribute as well. According to Forbes, the study followed women who suffered from hyperemesis gravidarum (HG), a severe type of nausea that occurs during pregnancy. Of those women, the study looked at women who did and did not take Zofran, as well as a control group. The study found that the rate of overall birth defects was slightly higher among the women taking Zofran than those with untreated HG. However, certain birth defects were actually less common among the Zofran users, as were complications such as miscarriage.

This study is only the third to follow more than 1,000 women to assess whether Zofran increases the risk of birth defects. One prior study didn’t find a statistically significant association between the two, while the other suggested that Zofran might enhance the risk of congenital abnormalities. This lack of conclusive research supports the assertions of many plaintiffs who have filed lawsuits over birth defects allegedly stemming from Zofran and who claim that the drug was never adequately studied or tested for use during pregnancy.

How a Colorado Zofran Lawyer Can Help

Drug manufacturers have a duty to ensure their products are accompanied by full and accurate instructions and warnings to guide prescribing doctors and other health care providers in making treatment decisions. If a drug maker fails to fulfill this duty, it could be held liable in lawsuits for injuries that may result.

The parents of children who were born with birth defects linked to Zofran may be eligible to recover money for:

  • Medical Expenses
  • Scarring or physical deformities caused by the birth defect or treatment
  • Pain and Suffering

The families of those who have died may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.

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