A Georgia Zofran attorney notes that multidistrict litigation (MDL) has been established for Zofran lawsuits alleging the drug caused serious birth defects. Affected families may be eligible to pursue claims for compensation by filing a Georgia Zofran birth defects lawsuit.
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Georgia Zofran Attorney: Drug Maker Failed To Warn Mothers of Risks
Whether drug maker GlaxoSmithKline acted negligently may be determined pending the outcome of one of almost 200 lawsuits alleging that the anti-nausea drug Zofran caused birth defects. According to The Daily Beast, attorneys for plaintiffs around the country may soon have their day in court now that the District Court of Massachusetts has been chosen as the site for Zofran MDL. In one of many lawsuits filed against the drug maker, attorneys for an Idaho woman allege that GlaxoSmithKline was well aware of the drug’s link to birth defects. However, the lawsuit alleges the drug maker failed to reveal this information to patients.
Zofran’s in utero effects have been tested on animals, but not people, leading the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to give the drug a “Category B” pregnancy ranking. Attorneys for the plaintiff in the Idaho case plan to reference a 2012 settlement against GlaxoSmithKline in which the drug maker agreed to plead guilty and pay $3 billion to resolve its criminal and civil liability arising from the company’s alleged unlawful promotion of certain prescription drugs. While the 2012 case dealt with drugs other than Zofran, attorneys believe it establishes an alleged pattern of the drug company’s efforts to promote prescription drug use for purposes it knew to be dangerous, the website reported.
How a Georgia Zofran Attorney 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 entitled to compensation for damages, including the child’s:
- Medical expenses
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish
- Scarring or physical deformities caused by the birth defect or treatment
If a child died due to birth defects linked to Zofran, family members may be entitled to compensation for the wrongful death of their loved one, including:
- Conscious pain and suffering of their child prior to death
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish from the loss of a child
- Funeral expenses
Affected families are encouraged to seek the advice of a Georgia Zofran attorney to learn more about their rights and remedies.
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