Zofran was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use in surgical and chemotherapy patients to help reduce vomiting and nausea, Its manufacturer, GlaxoSmithKline, has also been accused of promoting the drug for “off-label” uses, including for pregnant women who may be experiencing severe morning sickness. Studies suggest that women who take Zofran during pregnancy face an increased risk of delivering babies with birth defects.
Contact Attorney Group for Mississippi if you took Zofran during pregnancy and gave birth to a child with birth defects. We offer free, no-obligation consultations to women who want to learn more about their options. If you have a case, we can connect you with an experienced Zofran litigation attorney who can file a Mississippi Zofran birth defects lawsuit.
Studies Suggest Zofran Increases
Risk of Birth Defects
Studies analyzing the effects of Zofran have found that the risk of a birth defect can increase as much as 30 percent generally in women who take Zofran within the first three months of pregnancy. Additionally, according to statistics, babies are twice as likely to be born with heart defects, cleft palate, and cleft lip, if their mothers are Zofran users during pregnancy.
Mississippi Zofran Birth Defects Lawsuit
In July 2012, GlaxoSmithKline agreed to a $3 billion settlement with the U.S. Justice Department to settle claims that it paid kickbacks to physicians for prescribing Zofran for “off-label” purposes, including to pregnant women suffering from morning sickness. Women who feel that their child’s birth defect was caused by Zofran use during pregnancy are likewise encouraged to seek legal counsel to determine whether they are eligible to file a Mississippi Zofran birth defects lawsuit.
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Contact Attorney Group for Mississippi to learn more about your options if you have questions about a Mississippi Zofran birth defects lawsuit. There are no out-of-pocket expenses to speak with us, and we can help you determine whether you have a case. We can also connect you with an affiliated personal injury attorney who can file your Mississippi Zofran birth defects lawsuit on your behalf and help you to seek the compensation to which you may be entitled.