A Michigan Zofran birth injury lawyer notes a lawsuit that alleges the drug maker continued to market the drug despite warnings from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to stop advertising it for off-label use. The plaintiff’s daughter was born with severe birth defects and her mother claims that Zofran is responsible. Affected families may be eligible to pursue claims for compensation by filing a Michigan Zofran lawsuit.
For more information, contact Attorney Group for Michigan. Our consultations are free, confidential and without any obligation on your part. We can help answer your questions, and if you choose to pursue a claim we can connect you with an affiliated Michigan Zofran lawyer who can assist you throughout the legal process.
Mother Claims Drug Maker Misled Pregnant Women
The popular anti-nausea drug Zofran can cause serious birth defects when used by pregnant women including teratologic clubfoot and congenital band syndrome, according to the plaintiff in one of 193 civil lawsuits filed nationwide involving the drug. According to AllGov, additional details of the plaintiff’s complaint allege that the drug maker, GlaxoSmithKline, continued to market the dangerous drug to expectant mothers despite warnings from the FDA to cease advertising it for off-label uses.
The lawsuit also claims GlaxoSmithKline urged medical care providers to prescribe particular doses of the medication in exchange for reimbursement money. Furthermore, the plaintiff alleges that the drug maker knowingly misled pregnant women into thinking the drug was safe for consumption while pregnant. Initially approved to reduce nausea in patients undergoing treatment for cancer, Zofran is often promoted as an off-label solution to pregnancy-induced morning sickness, the website reported.
How a Michigan Zofran Birth Injury 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 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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