Zofran is being prescribed “off-label” to pregnant women, who, according to a recent Danish study, are “allegedly” giving birth to children with serious birth defects. We are working with some of the most experienced Zofran lawyers across the nation, who are filing Zofran lawsuits to help victim’s get compensation and there is no fee until you obtain a settlement or award. For a free (no obligation) case evaluation call us toll free or complete a contact form.
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Why Are There Zofran Lawsuits?
Zofran (ondansetron) was designed by the manufacturer, GlaxoSmithKline, as a medication to prevent nausea and vomiting for cancer patients going through chemotherapy, radiation, as well as patients who need surgery.
However, the manufacturer began marketing Zofran “off-label” as a morning sickness treatment, however it has NEVER been approved by the FDA for morning sickness treatment, and NEVER been tested on pregnant women. As a result of this marketing program to increase its sales, numerous lawsuits are being filed against the manufacturer, alleging that Zofran is causing pregnant women to give birth to children with serious birth defects.
What Are The Alleged Zofran Birth Defects?
Side effects to newborns are:
- Heart Defects
- Holes in Heart (Atrial Septal Defect, Ventricular Septal Defect)
- Cleft Lip or Palate
- Club Foot
- Missing Limbs
- Mal-formed or Missing Kidney
Recent Medical Studies About Zofran and Birth Defects
In a recent Danish study on the alleged side effects of Zofran, doctor’s studied a group of over 900,000 pregnant women, who took Zofran and found that the drug doubled a child’s risk of heart-related birth defects. They concluded that the reason for this is that severe morning sickness typically occurs in the first trimester of pregnancy; the first trimester is the most crucial time in the baby’s developmental process. Using Zofran during this time period can stunt the baby’s ability to develop properly, which they allege is causing children to be born with serious side effects.
Is the Government Doing Anything About Zofran?
In 2012, the United States Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against GlaxoSmithKline for promoting Zofran “off-label” as a treatment for morning sickness. In that lawsuit, where none of the parties were actually physically injured, GlaxoSmithKline came to a settlement agreement where they paid the government $3 billion.
Unfortunately, although there is proof that Zofran is causing serious birth defects, the FDA has done nothing to stop doctors from continuing to prescribe it.
GlaxoSmithKline is aware of the dangers that Zofran creates and is still profiting from it being prescribed to the very people that it is potentially hurting. The best way to stop this drug from continuing to hurt more victims is to hold GlaxoSmithKline accountable for the damage they have caused. If you have been affected by taking Zofran for morning sickness, don’t hesitate to contact an experienced Zofran attorney to pursue your case.
Why Should You Hire a Zofran Lawyer?
If your child has suffered a birth defect from Zofran, you and your child may be entitled to recover for medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering and other losses. We wish to speak to you about your claim and your options under the law. It is important to talk to a lawyer as soon as possible regarding your potential Zofran lawsuit. If you wait too long, you may forfeit your opportunity to recover for your injuries.
Why Contact Us?
If you or a loved one has a child who suffered Zofran side effects such as serious birth defects, which include heart defects, holes in heart (atrial septal defect or ventricular septal defect), cleft lip or palate, you should talk to an experienced lawyer, who handles pharmaceutical cases, about your legal options.
Our law firm works only with the most experienced bad drug lawyers, who can file a lawsuit on your behalf. There are absolutely no legal fees until you receive a settlement or award. Contact us 24/7 at 1-800-992-6878 or online for a free (no obligation) case evaluation.