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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.

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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.

Side Effects for Pregnant Women:
  • Serotonin syndrome
  • Coma
  • Chest pain
  • Excessive hives and rashes
  • Seizures
  • Breath shortness
  • Erratic heartbeats
  • Electricity in the heart
  • Fetal growth restriction
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Zofran Lawsuits

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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

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Zofran Claims

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.

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Zofran Compensation

The medical costs and expenses of having an infant with birth defects can be overwhelming. In turn, compensation from a lawsuit generally provides considerable compensation.

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