Contact Attorney Group for New York to learn more about your options if you took Zofran while you were pregnant and your baby was born with cleft lip, heart defects, or cleft palate. We are currently providing free case evaluations at no out-of-pocket cost to you, and we can help answer questions and connect you with an affiliated attorney if you have a case.
Overview of Zofran
In 1991, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Zofran to help ease the nausea and vomiting that often occurs in chemotherapy and surgical patients. However, recent allegations have surfaced that physicians throughout the U.S. were prescribing the medication for “off-label” uses, or for purposes that were not intended nor approved by the FDA, including the treatment of morning sickness in pregnant women, based on representations by the drug’s manufacturer, GlaxoSmithKline, that the drug was safe for that use. However, studies suggest that Zofran is not safe for use by pregnant women
Studies Suggest Birth Defects
According to studies, mothers who take Zofran may be 30 percent more likely to deliver a child with a birth defect, and two times more likely to give birth to a baby with cleft palate, cleft lip, or heart defects. Mother who took Zofran during pregnancy and gave birth to a child with birth defects should consider filing a New York Zofran birth defects lawsuit to recover damages for any medical expenses or long-term care costs associated with your child’s condition.
Drug Maker Settles Zofran Litigation with U.S. Government
In July 2012, the U.S. Justice Department reached a $3 billion settlement with GlaxoSmithKline to resolve allegations that the drug maker illegally marketing Zofran to pregnant women in order to increase the company’s profits. Additionally, these prescriptions were determined to be “off-label” since the medication was neither FDA-tested nor approved for use in pregnant women.
Affected families should consider seeking legal counsel to learn more about filing their own New York Zofran birth defects lawsuit to recover damages for pain and suffering and medical expenses such as doctor’s visits, surgeries, medications, and more.
Contact Us With Questions About a New York Zofran Birth Defects Lawsuit
If you believe that your child’s birth defect was caused by your Zofran use while you were pregnant, Attorney Group for New York can help. We are currently offering free, no-obligation case evaluations to families, and if you have a case we can connect you with an affiliated attorney who can file a New York Zofran birth defects lawsuit and help you through the legal process. The time to file is limited, so contact us today to learn more about your options.