Zofran is a drug that has been approved by the FDA to treat nausea associated with chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and post-surgery. However, it has widely been prescribed “off-label” to help pregnant women who are experiencing nausea during morning sickness. In short, it was never tested or approved for use in pregnant women, and has been linked to a number of serious birth defects.If you or your child has suffered injuries due to the use of Zofran, here is some useful information from an experienced personal injury lawyer:
Birth defects have been medically linked to Zofran use
GlaxoSmithKline, the manufacturer of Zofran, was ordered by the United States Department of Justice to pay a $3 billion fine in 2012 for illegally promoting its medicine, fraud, and failing to report safety data. At the time, this was the largest healthcare fraud settlement in the history of the country. If you have taken this drug during pregnancy, and you or your child suffered complications, you may be entitled to recover compensation for damages.
Some of the birth defects and injuries that have been linked to Zofran include:
- Infant death
- Heart defects
- Cleft lip or palate
- Low birth weight
- Kidney malformations
- Fetal growth restrictions
- Musculoskeletal abnormalities
- Damages You May Be Eligible to Recover
Do you think you may have a Zofran personal injury case? Now is the time to act. If you or your child has suffered injury or birth defects due to the use of Zofran during pregnancy, it is possible to recover losses for these injuries, mental and emotional distress, and other damages against the manufacturer.
For more information on personal injury claims, or to discuss your particular case with an experienced professional, contact a lawyer with experience in pharmaceutical class action litigation today.