A mother of a child born with birth defects has issued a warning to other parents over Zofran and pregnancy risks. Her daughter has developed a cleft palate and the mother is claiming that Zofran is to blame, Kentucky Zofran lawyers note. Zofran is an anti-nausea drug commonly used to treat morning sickness in pregnant women.
If you or a loved one took Zofran while pregnant and delivered a baby with a birth defect, contact Attorney Group for Kentucky for more information. We offer free, no-obligation consultations and can inform you of your options. If you decide to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated Zofran lawsuit attorney.
Mother Was Unaware of Zofran Risks
According to clickorlando.com, the woman was prescribed Zofran during her pregnancy to prevent morning sickness. She took the drug every morning until she gave birth, and now her 10-month-old daughter is suffering from a cleft palate. The mother claims that Zofran is to blame, insisting that cleft palates do not run in her family.
Zofran has been approved by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), for use in cancer patients and in other cases, but is not FDA approved for use with nausea in pregnant women. However, Zofran is still being prescribed as what the FDA said is called off-label. The mother asserts that she was never informed of the risks associated with taking Zofran, and advises parents to investigate all drugs, even if they are prescribed by their doctor, the website concluded.
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:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
- Mental anguish
- Disfigurement and scarring 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. These kinds of damages can include:
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish resulting from the loss of a child
- Medical expenses attributable to the fatal birth defect
- Conscious pain and suffering of a loved one prior to death
Affected families are encouraged to speak with a Zofran lawsuit attorney to learn more about their rights and remedies.
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If you or a loved one took Zofran and delivered a child with birth defects, contact Attorney Group for Kentucky for more information. You can fill out the form on this page, call us at the number listed at the top of the page, or email us at [email protected].
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