Zofran Lawsuit - Compensation for Cleft Lip, Cleft Palate, Atrial Septal Heart defects, Ventricular septal defects, and other heart birth defects.
With morning sickness and nausea being a common complaint during pregnancy, many pregnant mothers are prescribed a medication called Zofran to help ease the nausea caused by morning sickness during the first trimester of pregnancy. Many women who take this drug can give birth to children with moderate to severe birth defects. Although this medication is prescribed for morning sickness, it was never approved for use by pregnant women. If you took Zofran during pregnancy and your baby suffered birth defects, you can file a Zofran lawsuit to get compensation.
Zofran linked to birth defects, lawsuits allege
Recent studies have determined that pregnant women take Zofran are at a higher risk of giving birth to children who suffer from cleft palates and other craniofacial defects, holes in the heart, and kidney malformations. In 2012, researchers discovered that pregnant women given Zofran or its generic counterpart for morning sickness during their first trimester of pregnancy were twice as likely than women who did not take this medication to give birth to children with cleft pallets.
Investigators from the Toronto Star discovered that numerous Canadian women had submitted reports to the United States FDA Adverse Events Report Database claiming their children were born with such defects as kidney malformations and various heart defects after being prescribed and taking Zofran. This same investigation discovered two reports of children dying after being exposed to this medication.
GSK (Glaxo Smith Kline) is the manufacturer of Zofran and has faced backlash by the United States government, accusing them of promoting medications for off-label uses (meaning the medication is being used for something other than the condition for which was originally created). A Zofran lawsuit was filed to address these claims. These claims were settled in the Zofran settlement, although GSK still denies the damage caused by their medications. Women who delivered children who suffered with birth defects after taking Zofran were not compensated through this settlement.
Zofran Birth Defect Lawyers
Having a child with a birth defect can cause insurmountable pain and suffering, and increased medical bills. A successful lawsuit can help you gain compensation for these, easing your financial burden. Our attorneys can help you determine if you should file a lawsuit against the makers of Zofran, and will help walk you through the process every step of the way.
Our lawyers are investigating Zofran lawsuits on behalf of women who took Zofran. Zofran is an anti-nausea medication. It is often prescribed to women in their first trimester of pregnancy. Some women who took Zofran delivered babies with birth defects. Cleft palates, kidney malformations and heart defects are some of the common birth defects found in babies whose mothers take Zofran.
Studies Linking Zofran To Birth Defects
There have been quite a few studies done to show that Zofran can increase the risk of birth defects. One of the studies was performed in January 2012. The researchers found that women who took Zofran were more likely to deliver a baby with craniofacial defects, including cleft palate. However, the researchers noted that more studies need to be conducted in order to examine the link between Zofran and birth defects. Those affected by these birth defects linked to Zofran may be eligble to participate in the Zofran lawsuit.
A group of Swedish researchers conducted a study that had similar findings. They found that Zofran not only increased the risk of craniofacial birth defects, but it also increased the risk of septal heart defects. Additionally, a Toronto investigation found that 20 women who took Zofran delivered children with birth defects. They also found that two babies died after being exposed to Zofran.
GSK Resolves Civil Lawsuit Cases For Allegedly Promoting Zofran For Off-Label Uses
In the Zofran lawsuit, GlaxoSmithKline was accused of promoting Zofran and other medications for off-label uses. This means that they were promoting the medication to be used in a way not approved by the Food And Drug Administration. In 2012, those claims were resolved. However, pregnant women who took Zofran and delivered a child with birth defects were not compensated in this Zofran settlement. As such, our law firm is pursuing Zofran lawsuits to help families and their children that were affected by this.
How Can A Zofran Lawsuit or Settlement Help Me?
You can be compensated for current, past and future medical expenses resulting to Zofran side effects. You can also receive compensation for household accommodations.
How Much Will I Have To Pay An Attorney?
You will only have to pay if you receive compensation. The attorney will take a percentage of the settlement.LawyerViews Home
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