Zofran birth defects lawsuits allege that the widely used anti-nausea drug has been linked to birth defects since 1992, yet the drug maker, GlaxoSmithKline, has continued marketing it to pregnant women despite a lack of FDA approval. Affected families are pursuing claims for compensation against the drug maker with the assistance of a Zofran lawsuit attorney.
If you or a loved one took Zofran during pregnancy and delivered a child with birth defects, contact Attorney Group for Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma Zofran lawsuit attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process.
Zofran Not Approved for Morning Sickness
Several lawsuits recently filed against drug maker GlaxoSmithKline allege that the anti-nausea drug Zofran, which is used to treat morning sickness, causes serious birth defects when taken during pregnancy. According to CBS 11 News, these claims are based on studies that indicate an association between Zofran and various medical conditions, including cleft palate and heart problems. The lawsuits also state that GlaxoSmithKline knew of this harmful association but failed to warn the public.
Zofran, which is FDA-approved to treat nausea that occurs after surgery or chemotherapy, is marketed “off-label” for the treatment of morning sickness. The FDA has not approved Zofran for this purpose, and in Canada the drug is packaged with a warning that recommends against use during pregnancy. However, women in the U.S. receive no such warning.
The recent lawsuits allege that GlaxoSmithKline learned of Zofran causing birth defects as early as 1992, yet continued marketing it to pregnant women. In 2012, the drug maker reached a settlement over accusations that it paid doctors to prescribe Zofran and promoted the drug for off-label use, the website reported.
Affected Families May Be Entitled to Compensation
Drug makers have a duty to provide safe drugs. If there are risks of harm associated with their drugs, they also must provide adequate warnings. 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 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, 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 Oklahoma Zofran lawsuit attorney to learn more about their rights and remedies.
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If you or a loved one took Zofran and suffered complications, contact Attorney Group for Oklahoma. You can fill out the form on this page, call us at the number listed at the top of the page, or email us at [email protected].
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