GlaxoSmithKline, the manufacturer of the anti-nausea medication Zofran, received approval for use of its drug by surgical and chemotherapy patients suffering from nausea and vomiting. However, the company has recently settled claims that it illegally promoted Zofran to treat morning sickness in pregnant women, and several studies suggest that use of the drug during pregnancy makes women 30 percent more likely to give birth to a child with birth defects.
If you would like more information about filing an Oklahoma Zofran birth defects lawsuit, contact Attorney Group for Oklahoma for more information. We offer free, no obligation consultations, and we can connect you to an affiliated Zofran lawsuit attorney who can assist you in pursuing a claim.
Increased Risk of Birth Defects for Pregnant Women Who Use Zofran
In addition to the 30 percent increased risk in general of delivering a baby with birth defects in mothers took Zofran during pregnancy, studies also suggest that the risk of heart defects, cleft lip, and cleft palate can nearly double for those women. Each of these conditions occurs when the heart, lip, or roof of the mouth improperly develop, and costs for reconstructive surgery, hospitalizations, physician’s visits, and other medical expenses are incurred for treatment of these condition. Additionally, these infants may have difficulty swallowing and/or eating.
Manufacturer May Face
Thousands of Zofran Lawsuits
GlaxoSmithKline could face thousands of Zofran lawsuits if impacted women pursue claims for compensation. While a $3 billion settlement was reached between the manufacturer and the U.S. Justice Department after the company was accused of illegally promoting Zofran to pregnant women and paying physicians to prescribe the drug to these patients, affected families may likewise be eligible to file an Oklahoma Zofran birth defects lawsuit to recover damages for their child’s birth defects.
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Did you take Zofran while you were pregnant and give birth to a child with heart defects, cleft palate, or cleft lip? If so, you could be eligible to file an Oklahoma Zofran birth defects lawsuit and hold the manufacturer responsible for your child’s condition. Attorney Group for Oklahoma is currently investigating potential claims by affected women, and there are no out-of-pocket expenses to speak with us. If you have a case, we can connect you with an affiliated attorney who can assist you in filing an Oklahoma Zofran birth defects lawsuit.