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If you took Zofran during your pregnancy and gave birth to a child with a birth defect, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit and receive substantial financial compensation.
Zofran–also known as ondansetron or Zuplenz–has only been approved for cancer patients who experience nausea during treatment–yet it has been prescribed many times to pregnant women, leading to birth defects and a myriad of other medical problems.Learn How We Can Help
Zofran Birth Defects
GlaxoSmithKline, the makers of Zofran, noticed a way to market the drug to a different set of patients: pregnant women who experience nausea and vomiting. In turn, physicians began prescribing Zofran for off-label use, which has tragically lead to birth defects, and even serious side effects for pregnant women.
Zofran Birth Defects:
Side Effects for Pregnant Women:
- Serotonin syndrome
- Chest pain
- Excessive hives and rashes
- Breath shortness
- Erratic heartbeats
- Electricity in the heart
- Fetal growth restriction
According to numerous court documents, since the 1990s, GlaxoSmithKline was well-aware of the dangers associated with pregnant women taking Zofran. Yet, the company continued to manufacture the medication and marketed it as an off-label drug for nausea and vomiting.
As a result, many lawsuits have followed, most of which indicate that GlaxoSmithKline failed to:
Warn patients and the public regarding dangerous side effects that can occur when taking Zofran
Make sure the medication was safe before marketing it to pregnant women
Give the proper findings in previous animal studies that indicate the medication is unsafe
If your infant was born with birth defects after you were prescribed Zofran, the first step in obtaining justice is to file a Zofran claim. A claim is a legal assertion filed in court that acknowledges that you are seeking compensation from another party whose negligence caused injury.Learn More…