A Louisiana Zofran birth defects lawyer notes that a lawsuit has been filed alleging that two children suffered various birth defects because one of the plaintiffs took a generic form of the anti-nausea drug Zofran while pregnant. Affected mothers and their families may be able to recover compensation with the help of a Louisiana Zofran lawsuit attorney.
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Plaintiffs Claim Children Suffered Birth Defects after Mother Took Zofran
Two parents have recently filed a lawsuit against GlaxoSmithKline, claiming that their children suffered birth defects because the pharmaceutical company failed to warn patients about the dangers of using its drug Zofran to treat morning sickness. The parents allege that GSK knew that the use of its anti-nausea medication during pregnancy could result in birth defects and deliberately concealed its knowledge. The Louisiana Record reports that the couple is now seeking a jury trial and various compensatory damages on behalf of their two minor children.
The children’s mother received a prescription for the generic form of Zofran to treat morning sickness during both of her pregnancies, according to the complaint. She was not informed about the potential risks associated with the drug, which has never been formally approved as a treatment for morning sickness. She and her husband are now alleging that the medication was defective and that those defects breached its express warranty.
How a Louisiana Zofran Birth Defects 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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