A lawsuit against GlaxoSmithKline claims that the company’s anti-nausea drug Zofran, which the plaintiff used while pregnant, caused her son to suffer several serious birth defects. The plaintiff claims she was prescribed the drug without adequate warning that it could cause congenital abnormalities in her developing child. She alleges that GlaxoSmithKline was negligent in manufacturing a defective drug and failing to warn users of its risks. Affected families may be eligible to pursue claims against drug maker GlaxoSmithKline with the assistance of an Ohio Zofran attorney.
If you or a loved one took Zofran during pregnancy and delivered a child with birth defects or other complications, contact Attorney Group for Ohio for more information. We provide free, confidential, no obligation consultations. We can help answer your questions, and if you choose to pursue a claim we can connect you with an affiliated Zofran lawsuit attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process.
Mother Claims Zofran’s Side Effects Will Last Throughout Child’s Life
A woman is seeking various damages from the maker of Zofran, claiming that her son developed significant congenital birth defects because she took the prescription anti-nausea drug while she was pregnant. According to The Louisiana Record, the woman’s lawsuit also alleges that the drug’s manufacturer, GlaxoSmithKline, produced a dangerously defective product, engaged in deceptive practices and breached the express or implied terms of the product’s warranty.
The plaintiff reportedly took Zofran during pregnancy after she was told that the drug could effectively treat her morning sickness. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved Zofran for this use, and reports have allegedly tied the drug to numerous birth defects. The plaintiff’s son now suffers from various serious conditions, including respiratory distress syndrome and cleft palate and these congenital conditions may have detrimental effects throughout the child’s life, the website reported.
Affected Families May Be Entitled to Compensation
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 or its generic equivalent may be entitled to compensation for damages, including the child’s:
- Medical expenses
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish
- Scarring or physical deformities caused by the birth defect or treatment
If a child died due to birth defects linked to Zofran or its generic equivalent, family members may be entitled to compensation for the wrongful death of their loved one, including:
- Conscious pain and suffering of their child prior to death
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish from the loss of a child
- Funeral expenses
Affected families are encouraged to seek the advice of an Ohio Zofran attorney to learn more about their rights and remedies.
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