More lawsuits have been filed against drug maker GlaxoSmithKline alleging that their anti-nausea drug Zofran caused birth defects. The plaintiffs allege that the use of Zofran during pregnancy resulted in various congenital abnormalities, including heart defects, cleft palate and other birth defects. Affected families are pursuing claims for compensation against drug maker GlaxoSmithKline with the assistance of an Iowa Zofran attorney.
If you or a loved one took Zofran during pregnancy and delivered a child with birth defects or other complications, contact Attorney Group for Iowa for more information. We provide free, confidential, no obligation consultations. We can help answer your questions, and if you choose to pursue a claim we can connect you with an affiliated Zofran lawsuit attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process.
Lawsuit: Drug Maker Marketed Dangerous Drug To Pregnant Women
Lawsuits filed in various states allege that Zofran, an anti-nausea drug that can be prescribed to treat morning sickness, causes birth defects and that the drug’s manufacturer was negligent in failing to disclose this risk. According to The Huntsville Times, the lawsuits contend that drug maker GlaxoSmithKline received reports of birth defects from women who took Zofran while pregnant, yet the drug maker allegedly marketed the medication for the treatment of morning sickness and allegedly paid doctors to prescribe it to their patients.
Although Zofran is not FDA-approved to treat morning sickness, it is commonly prescribed for this purpose. GlaxoSmithKline maintains that Zofran does not cause birth defects and that doctors are responsible for determining whether the drug is appropriate for their patients. A study, published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, suggests that the use of Zofran during pregnancy was associated with a 30 percent greater risk of birth defects, the website reported.
Affected Families May Be Entitled to Compensation
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 Zofran lawsuit attorney to learn more about their rights and remedies.
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