The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Zofran in 1991 as an anti-nausea medication for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, as well as in general surgical patients. However, the drug’s manufacturer, GlaxoSmithKline, has been accused of illegally marketing Zofran to pregnant women who were suffering from severe morning sickness. Studies suggest that the use of Zofran while pregnant could increase the risk of birth defects by as much as 30 percent.
If your child was born with birth defects and you have questions about a possible Kansas Zofran birth defects lawsuit, contact Attorney Group for Kansas for a comprehensive case evaluation. There is no cost or obligation to speak with us, and if you have a case we can connect you with an affiliated attorney to assist you through the legal process
Birth Defects Linked to Zofran Use
Clinical studies have found that babies whose mothers took Zofran during pregnancy, specifically within the first trimester, were two times more likely to be born with heart defects, including atrial and ventricular septal defects, cleft palates and cleft lips. The risk of any birth defect increases 30 percent in women who took Zoloft during pregnancy. These conditions often result in the need for surgical interventions to correct or repair.
GlaxoSmithKline Sued by United States
The U.S. Justice Department filed a lawsuit against GlaxoSmithKline, alleging that the manufacturer paid kickbacks to physicians for prescribing Zoloft for pregnant women even though the FDA had not approved the medication for morning sickness. The drug maker reported paid $3 billion to settle these and other claims, and although past result cannot guaranty the outcome of future cases, women who took Zofran during pregnancy and gave birth to children with birth defects should consider seeking legal counsel to determine whether they are eligible to file a Kansas Zofran birth defects lawsuit to recover compensation for expenses and damaged related to their child’s condition.
Questions About Zofran Lawsuits?
If you feel that your Zofran use during pregnancy was the cause of your child’s birth defect, contact Attorney Group for Kansas to learn more about filing a Kansas Zofran birth defects lawsuit. There are no out-of-pocket expenses to speak with us, and if you have a case we can connect you with an affiliated attorney who can file a Kansas Zofran birth defects lawsuit on your behalf.